Ones To Watch: Bayonne

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All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch—seven must-see artists at SXSW 2019. Hosted by Jody Denberg/produced by Art Levy. Hear an audio version of this at the bottom of the page.

For Austin’s Roger Sellers, a piece of gear helped him unlock his musical potential. After getting a looping pedal, he started creating electronic music, layering sounds in real-time, all under the name of Bayonne. Remarkably, he can recreate all these big songs onstage. And Drastic Measures, Bayonne’s new album, feels even bigger to Sellers.

“The first thing I noticed when writing this record was I actually had choruses and structures, rather than only loops or ambient drones going on for a long time,” Sellers told KUTX’s Laurie Gallardo in Studio 1A. “So I guess [this album is] a little bit more accessible.”

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