Liz Swain 5:30 p.m., Sept. 22
- Joined: Jan. 16, 2012
- Gender: F
- Neighborhood: North Park
- Hometown: Seattle / San Diego
- Occupation: Garage Rock
- Website: http://sxomusic.com/
- Comments posted: 0
- Last log-in: July 22, 2013 | See activity
SXO is an independent rock duo hailing from San Diego. Our debut EP, Cats in Heat, is due for release on Sept 14th, with a tour immediately following.
Our one sheet and tracks are available here: http://sxomusic.com/onesheet.html
Please let me know if you are interested in receiving a hard copy of Cats in Heat. Hope that you'll give our tracks a listen and consider them for review
Jamie Rose & Paul Michlik
"Female/male duo that take stripped down guitars and drums and build layers with kick ass keyboards and synthesized sounds. Garage, alternative, rock, and then some. For more: Connect, follow, find, listen. I’m personally digging 'Take Up Arms.'"
Sounds In San Diego (San Diego)
[SXO's] sound is a glorious hodgepodge of singer/songwriter lyricism and punk power chords, polished off with some synth sampling. They have played close to 100 live shows, and are eagerly preparing a west coast tour come September. They are, to put it simply, a testament to leaps and bounds musicians can make with hard work and dedication backing up their talent."
Music In Press (Orange County)
"SXO are surprising performers. Jamie Rose appears reserved until the music begins, when she seems to channel the often twisted characters she sings about. Handling her guitar as if it is an extension of her body, she moves from sweet to thrashing at a moment’s notice. Paul Michlik, meanwhile, pulls double duty on the kit. He hits hard on the drums while also triggering the layered samples that make SXO’s sound so compelling. Together, they produce an intense experience that is not easy to forget."
Session Guitars / Modern Rock Magazine
Having tried their hand in different bands, bandmates Jamie Rose and Paul Michlik came together to form SXO, originating in Seattle before moving to San Diego to make a name for themselves. Their music ties the best elements from both scenes together, Rose’s growled but not harsh vocals playing well against the garage-y sound of Michlik’s music, presenting a raw, gritty sound that surprised me, but in the best way!"
Music Murmur (National)