End Of The Trail Creative and Fierce Panda have joined forces and will be hosting an online stage at this year's SXSW Festival with performances from Jekyll, Family Jools, Caiine, Enjoyable Listens and Scrounge!!!!
The Transmission date is 17th March. 7-8pm CT (More details/tix at www.sxsw.com
Management Service End Of The Trail Creative was founded in 2006 and has signed bands to labels like Cooking Vinyl / Fierce Panda and runs stages not only at SXSW but also at The Great Escape Festival & Liverpool Sound City. Branded as 'Super cool' by BBC RADIO 6 and 'Genuinely in it for the music' by LOUDER THAN WAR, I am very blessed to be a part of it for the last two years.
The label known as Fierce Panda was born in a pub in the West End of London at the start of 1994. It was originally set up purely to release the 'Shagging In The Streets' EP and then call it quits. Yet against all of Fierce Panda's plans more records swiftly followed. The early years saw the label releasing singles by the likes of Placebo, Embrace, Three Colours Red, Tiger, Idlewild, Ultrasound and loads more. Spring 2004 saw the Panda celebrate ten years on. Over the course of the next few years they released albums by The Raveonettes, Art Brut, The Hot Puppies, iLiKETRAiNS, The Blackout, Shitdisco, The Spinto Band, The Walkmen and White Rabbits, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Surfer Blood, The Crookes, Desperate Journalist and The Hosts. 
Let's shine a light on all the bands performing:
Jekyll (Blackpool/ UK)
Jekyll are four leftfield dreamers from Blackpool, England. They consist of Joel Foster (vocals / guitar), Lewis Armistead (bass), Liam Singleton (drums) and Mike Spence (guitar).
Signed to Fierce Panda the scowling, sultry ‘Plan A’ was the first single to be released from the ‘Jekyll’ EP. It received admiring glances from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and earned Jekyll an interview on his "Recommends Show" as well as local coverage from BBC Radio Lancashire.
Their Maida Vale Session for Radio One’s Huw Stephens, garnered extra plays from Dan P Carter and Jack Saunders.
Family Jools (Bristol / UK)
Akin to Gram Parsons’ self-dubbed “Cosmic American Music” – an amalgam of country, rhythm and blues, soul, folk and rock music, while carrying the spirit of the 70’s pop-rock scene in the UK, Family Jools have already been compared to some of the greats. Lead singer and main songwriter George Sims is an amazing talent with an ear for great tunes.
Championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio) and featured in publications like CLASH, The Mirror and Fred Perry Subculture.
Caiine (Manchester / UK)
Dubbed as 'The new Nina Simone', Caiine is a Cheshire-based artist,who began working with her current writing partner and producer in 2017. Their work can be characterised as mellow, synth-filled, alternative R&B, drawing influences from the roots of soul music and contemporary R&B.
Since her early childhood growing up in South East London, music and performance have been Caiine’s safe haven. She also writes poetry as a form of escapism and is fascinated by the complex ‘inner workings’ that come with being human.
After moving permanently up north to be with her mother, she began singing at every given opportunity, including winning local competitions and appearing in ITV’s ‘The Voice’. She has been referred to as an ‘old soul’, and it’s a phrase that fits her almost too well.
Her latest two singles 'Disengage' and 'Breakdown' were added to the BBC Introducing Hotlist 2020. In November 2020 her single 'Drown' became her first single to receive airplay on BBC Radio 1.
Enjoyable Listens (Oxford / UK)
Enjoyable Listens formed in 2018 as a two piece. Luke Duffett and then partner, Jimbo Savage lived in a derelict pub in Greenwich.
They were both pursuing separate paths as songwriters, but in a novel attempt to make beer money they’d dress up and busk by the Cutty Sark: Luke wore a skeleton suit and a bowler hat, Jimbo, a long orange linen dress and 1970’s hustler daddy sunglasses.
In the months to follow they developed their craft and amassed supporters across London playing venues like The Old Blue Last, The George Tavern, The Windmill, Off The Cuff, Paper Dress, The Social, The Bird’s Nest and Sister Midnight Records.
Last single 'That's Where My Shoes Were" gained plays from Steve Lamac (Radio 6).
Scrounge (London / UK)
Scrounge is a two-piece, post-punk band from South East London comprised of Lucy Alexander and Luke Cartledge.
Having met whilst both attending Goldsmiths, the duo eventually formed the band and began heating up the London DIY scene. Scrounge would go on to release tracks like 2017’s ‘Harmony’ and ‘Brace’ before dropping the 2018 single ‘Etch’ and 2019’s ‘Crimson’ via Fierce Panda Records.
Check out the official SXSW Trailer here (filmed/produced by www.roobi.live):
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