SXSW 2019 2019-03-11
Mansionair Sydney AUSTRALIA4.80 4.55 Smooth falsetto vocals over down-tempo grooves, with songs that slowly transition from one idea to the next without losing a central theme.
FEMME London UK ENGLAND4.75 2.75 Synth Pop not unlike Charli XCX and Elliphant who she's toured with in the past. EP 2.0 released in 2018 is indie pop dance-tastic.
Talos Cork IRELAND4.75 0.00 Grandiose and dramatic yet playful electro pop with a powerful vocal from Irishman Eoin French
Joshua Burnside Belfast, UK-N. IRELAND4.67 0.00 Folk-rock with a Josh Ritter meets Andrew Bird vibe. Some songs are playful string-textured jams while others are emotional folk mini-sagas.
Art School Girlfriend Wrexham UK-WALES4.60 0.00 Every lyric sung by the vocalist against the subtle percussion and synths is effortlessly pulled off with reserved emotion. This is dark.
The Joy Formidable Wrexham UK-WALES4.50 2.70 Bombastic live rock, with rad lead lady who has huge eyes
Car Seat Headrest Seattle WA4.50 3.05 Lo-fi yet complex indie rock with a nod to the 90s from songwriter Will Toledo
BIRTHH Florence ITALY4.50 2.80 Hushed, dark and emotional, singer-songwriter Alice Bisi creates layered, moody pop songs. Similar to bands like Daughter.
Amanda Palmer Boston MA4.50 0.00 Amanda Fucking Palmer does piano-driven rock cabaret with a purpose. Every song this half of the Dresden Dolls creates is more dramatic than the last one.