The SxSW Interviews: Constantina

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Gavin Riley

08th March 2011
At 16:39 GMT

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Constantina aren't exactly a household name in the Europe or North America, but they seem to be the perfect band to kick off our interview series of our favourite bands heading over to this year's South By Southwest Festival.

The Brazillian seven-piece who rose from the ashes of four Belo Horizonte bands - Ana, Retórica, Moan and Filit, formed in 2003 to create "instrumental songs with subtle electronic interferences" according to their bio page.

We caught up with them and asked them about their SxSW plans:

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1) How many times have you been to SxSW?

This is our first show abroad actually, and right on SXSW!! We're pretty excited with the idea!

2) What's the best thing about being in Austin? Or if you've not been before.... What are your tourism related plans?

We hope to get to know the city well, since we were told by other Brazilian bands, which played in previous SXSW editions, that it's a beautiful city.

3) Why are you playing SxSW? ('Cos we hear the money isn't too good)

Definitely it's not for the money. Actually, if we had to tell the whole story of how we got into this trip towards SXSW, i'm sure we could be a movie script out of it! To us, this is a unique opportunity: To be able to play in a great festival and to show our music to people from around the world at the same time. This trip has been a investment and we hope it will be an opening to many other opportunities.

4) Who are you showcasing for, and where and when can we expect to see you?

We hope to play for people to enjoy fine music, without labels and restrictions: just good music. We'll play at The Hideout on March 19th at 10:15PM. The Hideout is located on 617 Congress Ave, Austin.

5) Which other bands/artists are you most looking forward to seeing over music week?

There are many! We're making a list so we don't miss anything! Among our list there are: Joan of Arc, Maps & Atlases, Appleseed Cast, Man Man, James Vincent McMorrow, J Mascis, Balmohea, The Black Atlantic.

6) Will you visit the Film or Interactive sections of SxSW this year? Or is time tight?

Sadly, we can't! We'll arrive in Austin at the beginning of the Music Festival.

7) What does the rest of 2011 hold for you?

Who knows!! We expect a lot of good things and many great shows!

Further Information:

Constantina: Myspace / Official Site

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Playing:

March 19 - SXSW 2011 - The Hideout @ 10:15pm

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