Content from 2013

Holy Esque - "Inclusion": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Holy Esque are a 4 piece from Glasgow. After forming in March 2011 and posting a few demos online, word spread rapidly about the enigmatic band's intense sonic morass of distortion and atmospheric soundscapes, landing them coverage on numerous blogs including NME's prestigious 'Radar'. Holy Esque are armed with big riffs, thick crunchy bass lines and perhaps the most unique, yearning vocals ever heard.

Akina Adderly & The Vintage Playboys - "Say Yes": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys is an Austin soul band whose unique sound blends elements of rock, funk, and old-school R&B. Front woman, vocalist, songwriter and band leader Akina Adderley lights up the stage as 'the little woman with the big voice.' Her powerful presence is irresistible, and KUT 90.5FM declared her "phenomenal vocals call to mind the sounds of classic soul and R&B." Granddaughter of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, grandniece of jazz saxophonist "Cannonball" Adderley, and daughter of Nat Adderley, Jr.

Hayden - "Carried Away": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Having spent nearly two decades creating uniquely affecting music defined by deep personal sentiment and attracting listeners across musical genres, Hayden now signs to Arts & Crafts for the release of his seventh full-length record, Us Alone. Joining Arts & Crafts marks a new beginning for Hayden, who was inspired to return to writing and take things more seriously after being informed by a fan that his Wikipedia page listed him as deceased.