SXSW is my favorite time of the year for collecting new artists to watch. Far be it from me to keep these gems to myself. Here are some of bands and songs I discovered this year:
13. Hudson Taylor – “Cinematic Lifestyle”
These two brothers from Dublin were a stand out from my early listening to SXSW artists. I’m not sure if I saw their name on any SXSW showcase lineups, but I’ve got my eye on them for future dates.
14. Blaudzun – “Elephants”
Blaudzun came to Austin from The Netherlands and grabbed my attention with this catchy ditty. Singer Johannes Sigmond has one of those voices, so effortless and clear that it instantly grabs your attention. Pair the voice with smart lyrics and a catchy beat and you have Blaudzun. Their first album to be released in the US, Heavy Flowers, is one to look up.
15. Fetsum – “Waiting For You”
This song feels like the warm sun on a summer’s day. Germany’s Fetsum drew me in with the smooth vocals and kept me listening with positivity and fun worldly beats as showcased in this song.