Sir Sly was in high demand at this year’s SXSW. If you didn’t catch the LA based band during the interactive portion of the festival they were in Austin all week performing their brand of brooding electro-rock. They played the Dr. Martens & Filter showcase at Bar 96 and Cherrytree Records official showcase. During interactive they performed on the rooftop of the Hangar Lounge for Deloitte, an official sponsor for SXSW. Betty Who opened the show with her anthemic snyth-pop ballads serenading the crowd with her infectious melodies. Sir Sly picked up where Betty Who left off and instead of serenading they were meddling into the hearts of the crowd with their compelling songs. According to a friend you could hear lead singer Landon Jacobs’ voice two blocks away.
But Sir Sly also stopped by the Roku Streaming Lounge in the Austin Convention Center to play a few songs for a few lucky people who were in attendance. But before they played anything they sat down for a quick interview where they discussed video games, their favorite food in Texas (Rudy’s) and the thrill of performing live. When asked who influenced his lyrics, Jacobs mentioned Mid-Century American authors like Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway.
Check out Sir Sly perform an acoustic version of “Ghost” off of their EP, Gold.