Boxed In To Make U.S. Live Debut At SXSW

“The debut album from Boxed In will enhance your life…Oli Bayston is an impressive songwriter and his piano-pinned dance-pop album carries zero duds.” — NME

“…a beauty, capturing Bayston’s housed-up, lo-fi appeal, which involves locked-in, Hot Chip recalling grooves, world-weary, Bernard Summer-like vocals and simple-as-pie melodies that worm their way into your soul and claim squatters rights. Stunning.” — Sunday Times “Debut Of The Week”

"Boxed In…hits hard enough in places to get the party started and holds just enough back to make you want to return to it again and again.” - The Line of Best Fit

Boxed In, the first solo endeavor from UK songwriter/producer Oli Bayston, will see their U.S. live debut when they appear at SXSW with multiple showcases scheduled (full list below).

Recently, Boxed In played their first headline dates in and around London to sold-out crowds, as well as supported La Roux and Django Django on their respective sold-out London shows.

Watch The Video For Single “Mystery”:

After garnering rave reviews from around the UK, Boxed In will release their self-titled debut album in North America on March 31. Influential Los Angeles NPR affiliate KCRW says of Boxed In, “for fans of catchy 80s electro-pop anchored by a classic Motorik beat, the wait is worth it!

Bayston got his start in indie band Keith and has since collaborated with the likes of 2 Bears, Steve Mason, Willy Mason, Lianne La Havas, Lily Allen and more. Under the Boxed In moniker, Bayston combines his two greatest musical loves, Krautrock and house music, taking inspiration from the motorik rhythms of Can and Neu!, as well as house DJs like Pépé Bradock and Theo Parrish. Boxed In is intellectual without being pretentious, wide-ranging yet accessible and will unite club and indie-rock crowds in a way so few can do.

Boxed In @ SXSW:
Wed, March 18 12:30pm @ The Blackheart (Noisetrade Presents)
Wed, March 18 3:30pm @ Maggie Mae’s (Nettwerk 30th Celebration)
Thur, March 19 4pm @ El Sapo Cantina (Music For Listeners)
Thur, March 19 10pm @ Mohawk (Domino Publishing)*
Fri, March 20 4:30pm @ Latitude 30 (British Embassy)
Fri, March 20 12am @ Latitude 30 (Blackjack London/Aim)*
Sat, March 21 Under The Radar Official Showcase (Details TBA)*

*Official Showcase

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