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Moon Taxi was one SXSW musical find that- when each member of High Voltage heard them, the one word said was “YES!”. Universal approval is a rare thing but Moon Taxi got it. From Nashville, TN Trevor Terndrup (vox, guitar), Tom Putnam (bass), Spencer Thomson (lead guitar), Tyler Ritter (drums), and Wes Bailey (keys) formed in 2007. Theirs is a sound that encompasses indie rock with a Southern touch but live they become a dynamic and forceful jam band- the kind that you actually want to listen to! They cite many different types of music as influences and you can definitely hear the diversity on their album Cabaret which goes everywhere from electro to hip hop and back to rock again. Yes, they are an eclectic bunch but damned if HIgh Voltage doesn’t dig that in a band.
A SILENT FILM
Robert Stevenson (vox, piano), Karl Bareham (guitar), Ali Hussain (bass) and Spencer Walker (drums) aren’t a new SXSW discovery for High Voltage; they’re just such nice guys and friends and High Voltage enjoyed them so much at SXSW that they’re Dirty Glitter-worthy. A Silent Film has been on a relentless tour the past few months which ended at SXSW giving these gentlemen from Oxford, England a much needed break. Pop rock from the heart, the band made a name for themselves in 2010 with the single “You Will Leave a Mark” from their debut album, The City That Sleeps. Their follow up, Sand and Snow, has made even more noise with the emotional smash “Harbour Nights.” Now even though the guys are back home in England and sleeping in their own beds for a little while, High Voltage is representing them here across the pond with their latest single, “Anastasia” because they care.