In March 2019 a whole flurry of our favourite acts headed Stateside but with a difference.
Not only were we heading to Austin, TX for its infamous annual new music festival, but we made a stop along the way for New York’s new showcase and conference event – New Colossus, which took over the Lower East Side..
And to help celebrate all of the wonderful bands who were appearing across both line-ups, we made a bespoke newspaper, aptly-titled Go Big Or Go Home.
In association with Ticketmaster New Music, our 16-page supplement was jam-packed with all of the best bands to watch at both events as well as interviews with a whole host of the acts that were to play at DIY showcases – including, but not limited to, Sports Team, Viagra Boys, Fontaines DC and Whenyoung – across the week.
Copies of the newspaper wee available to pick up for free at venues across New York and Austin – including The Delancey in NYC, and our SXSW venues, the British Music Embassy and Swan Dive Patio – so delegates were fully prepped for all the brilliant bands coming their way.
For those who didn’t make it to either festival, never fear! You can check out Go Big Or Go Home in its entirety below.