The Blind Club were asked to capture New York based band ‘Guards’ performing at South by South-West festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2013. Capturing any time with any band at SXSW is a pretty special thing, especially as it was our first time in the city, and we felt truly fortunate to be filming ‘Guards’. In the space of 24 hours we saw them perform twice, record an interview and then a couple of stripped back pop-ups above the Colorado River.
On record the band have that kind of American, washed-out vocals and sun-stained guitars sound to them; live it is a totally different story. They are raucous, loud and absolutely transfixing to watch. We were lucky enough to catch both sides to ‘Guards’ personality in our pop-up sessions, live performance, and interview.
Go to Guards’ Website for more music.
Filmed at South By South West Festival, Austin, Texas.