Festival Date/Time/Location: Friday, April 12 / 10PM / J&J’s Ol’ Dirty Basement
Sydney Wright has been writing songs for over a decade. While her huge voice often gets her compared to pop darlings like Sara Bareilles, there’s a darker, more experimental edge to her work. Drawing heavily from hip-hop rhythms, with loops of piano, guitar, beatbox, and doo-wops, Wright creates a sonically complex, live-looping, one-woman show all her own. With bandmates, her performances can range from a duo to quartet with an amalgamation of live-loops and fully produced arrangements representing her first solo album, ‘Seiche’. Years in the making and ever delayed by the detours of life and creative growth, Sydney Wright’s debut full-length amounts to a greatest-hits-so-far for the Austin pop polymath, whose lush, layered compositions are hallmarked by slow-burning verses erupting into gargantuan hooks.