The boys of Beat Connection met in their now-home of Seattle at the University of Washington, where they say they don't fit into the local music scene. But their patented hybrid of R&B and electro-surf pop is what makes us love them. We caught up with the foursome on 6th street at SXSW to find out how they've been keeping it weird in Austin this week.
Describe your sound in 6 words or less.
R&B psychedelic tropical cool pool party.
Where did you end up last night?
Where didn’t we end up last night? We played here, Red 7. We were here pretty late, we played at 11:30, and then we had a couple beers and watched Juice, which is one of our favorite groups from the UK. And then we went home. We were like, ‘Oh we should go to bed early tonight because we have stuff to do.’ And that just didn’t happen.
How’s Austin been treating you so far?
It’s been good. We got an Air BnB zone. We’ve been barbecuing chicken and hanging out, and now we’re doing shows. The hanging out part is over, now it’s work time.
What venues do you like playing at the most here?
We got a few more to discover. Anywhere where there’s people dancing and having a good time. Sometimes you’re in a cool venue but there’s nobody there. Sometimes you’re in a terrible venue and there’s a bunch of people there. It’s not where but who you’re with that really matters. Pretty much anywhere we can find those Doritos tacos.
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten in Austin so far?
I had a pretty good taco last night. Brisket. We’re usually more on the food scene but we haven’t done it yet, so far. We really want to get some good BBQ. I had a free granola bar, that was pretty tight.