SXSW 2016 2016-03-15
CHVRCHES Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND4.25 4.20 Synth-pop with unique female vocals that stand out atop dark electronic beats and keyboards.
St. Lucia Brooklyn NY4.25 4.00 Solid, atmospheric, upbeat indie synth-pop.
Robot Koch Berlin GERMANY4.25 3.35 Electronic producer with music ranging from slow and beautiful vocal harmonies to cool dance tracks
Ra Ra Riot Syracuse NY4.20 3.80 This indie pop band got its start when indie pop was exploding back in the early to mid naughts. They have a male vocalist who will generally stick to the upper range, and they had (past tense) a violinist. Expect a lively show.
Everything Everything Manchester UK-ENGLAND4.20 3.55 Genre-jumping indie electro-rock w/ vocals that jump from fast-talk to falsetto at a moment's notice
Jack Garratt London UK-ENGLAND4.20 4.30 Electronic with R&B vocals that shifts between low-key and occasional big bass party time
ELIAS Stockholm SWEDEN4.20 3.20 Dramatic, powerful vocalist over some smooth R&B. Sounds like a combination of Sam Smith with Twin Shadow.
HÆLOS London UK-ENGLAND4.20 2.95 Atmospheric and moody electro-pop with male/female vocal harmonies. Somewhat similar to Massive Attack.
Mystery Skulls Los Angeles CA4.17 3.20 Synth-tastic dance pop party from just a guy and his laptop.