SXSW 2018 2018-03-13


Alice Ivy Melbourne AUSTRALIA

4.50 0.00 Like RJD2, The Avalanches and Kraak & Smaak, Alice samples a mix of old school hip hop, bright brass and head bobbing drum samples. She mixes in live vocals and bass during live shows.

Sam Fender Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND

4.50 0.00 This guy puts his soulful vocal over a clanging, echoing electric guitar and takes the singer-songwriter genre up a notch.

Okkervil River Austin TX

4.40 2.65 Quirky folk influenced indie rock storytellers.

Lo Moon Los Angeles CA

4.33 0.00 3-piece dreamy/atmospheric indie rock with the brightness and production value that seems to always come with a LA band.

Beshken New York NY

4.33 0.00 Chill Electro with different vocalists and some jazzy jams

Charles Fauna Brooklyn NY

4.33 0.00 Driving Indie pop with swoon-worthy male vocals. I dare you not to move while listening

Grand Analog Toronto CANADA

4.00 1.95 A slightly different take on normal hip-hop, these guys include real instrumentation and use R&B and dub influences. The outcome is a more laid-back and mellow hip-hop you can both chill and jam to.

Allman Brown London UK-ENGLAND

4.00 0.00 Singer/songwriter with a nice vocal range. Some (most) songs are melancholic ballads but others are energetic and hopeful.

Young Jesus Los Angeles, CA

4.00 0.00 Oft-restrained but emotionally intense indie rockers with quiet introspective lyrics punctuated by more aggressive moments of volume.

Benin City London UK-ENGLAND

4.00 0.00 If you made a Venn diagram of all the Massive Attack and Bloc Party albums you’d end up with this band.