Lone stars: 10 acts to watch at SXSW

Lone stars: 10 acts to watch at SXSW

As the countdown to Austin's SXSW festival continues, Music Week picks 10 new artists not to miss.

Dream Wife
The Brighton-based trio somehow make punk sound rather dreamy.
KEY TRACK: Everything
TWITTER: @DreamWifeMusic

Shame
Political, skanky punk kicking and screaming out of south London. Texas, watch out.
KEY TRACK: Visa Vulture
TWITTER: @shamebanduk

Maggie Rogers
Polydor are hoping for big things from the Maryland singer’s
emphatic folk-pop. Pharrell is also a fan.
KEY TRACK: On + Off
TWITTER: @maggierogers

Hoops
Indiana four-piece fond of head-spinning guitars. Debut album Routines is out in May.
KEY TRACK: Rules
TWITTER: @hoopsband

Blaenavon
The Hampshire mob’s hotly-tipped debut drops in April, SXSW 2017 could be theirs.
KEY TRACK: My Bark Is Your Bite
TWITTER: @blaeners

Noga Erez
This Tel Aviv singer expertly blends hard-hitting lyrics with electronic noise and big dancefloor hooks.
KEY TRACK Pity
TWITTER: @nogaerez

Aldous Harding
Startling, folk-influenced and
hypnotic tunes from the New
Zealand singer.
KEY TRACK: Horizon
TWITTER: @AldousHarding

The Big Moon
Good-time rock’n’roll from
London. Leading the Brit charge.
KEY TRACK: Cupid
TWITTER: @commoonicate

The Lemon Twigs
Long Island brothers with brilliant songs, better hair and a fetish for riffs and rock history.
KEY TRACK: I Wanna Prove To You
TWITTER: @thelemontwigs

Priests
Activist punks from Washington, keen to bring down Donald Trump.
KEY TRACK: Nothing Feels Natural
TWITTER: N/A

 

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