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Thursday, March 13 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Sissy Wish

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Norwegian pop artist Sissy Wish hails from Bergen, a small city about seven hours northwest of Oslo. Despite its size Bergen has been the center of the Norwegian scene, spawning artists such as Röyksopp, Kings of Convenience, Sondre Lerche and Datarock. Sissy Wish can be seen as pretty weird flower; not only does she refuse to play the piano and write joni Mitchell-ish ballads, but she´s also something as unique as an artist constantly trying to challenge herself, her music, her live-shows; the keywords are humor, an extraordinary talent for pop-melody, for catchy tunes and breathtaking arrangements, but always (remember!), always on the strange part of town, around streets and alleys full of people covered in glitter dust. In 2005 Sissy Wish was awarded with Norwegian Grammy for her debut album, You May Breathe. The album received a stunning total of thirteen 6/6 ratings in the national press, and ended up as one of the critically acclaimed debut albums ever to be released in Norway. Sissy Wish released her 3rd album Beauties Never Die in March 2007, licensed by Sony BMG in Norway. Her single DWTS had heavy rotation on Norwegian radio this year. She’s been touring and has played several summer festivals in Norway since the release of the album. Her appearance at the Øya Festival was reviewed by Pitchfork as the night’s biggest and best-received acts. Sissy Wish has assembled an exclusive show for the SXSW 2008. Gone are the banjos and the acoustic guitars and the jingly universe of the first releases, instead you find yourself in a world of cheap synthesizers, toy organs and fuzz-guitars; the songs are possibly the most daring pieces of music Sissy has ever delivered, and the music is filled with both complex structures, unexpected arrangements and ultra-catchy melodies, all backed up by hot, pumpy drums and basses.

Thursday March 13, 2008 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Wave 408 E 6th St

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