With a festival sized line-up packed in their suitcases two of Australia’s favourite yearly events Splendour in the Grass and The Falls Festival have teamed up to take over Holy Mountain at this year’s SXSW on Wednesday March 18th from 12noon to 6pm. This Secret Sounds presented showcase features some of the worlds’ most exciting emerging artists – spanning a globe trotting line-up of talent including homegrown Tkay Maidza, the UK’s Until the Ribbon Breaks, Ireland’s Walking on Cars, Sweden’s Urban Cone, Icleand’s Kaleo, and the USA’s San Fermin, Max Frost, Joywave and HOLYCHILD.
Taking over the world one Soundcloud single at a time, Australia’s most buzzed about artist Tkay Maidza brings her unique brand of ‘brat-rap’ to SXSW for the first time. Texas’ own Max Frost won over hearts of down under fans with his triple J Hottest 100 topping debut single ‘White Lies’ and whose new single ‘Paranoia’ was the most played track last week – incorporating hip-hop elements into blues-inspired styling’s.
Until the Ribbon Breaks, fresh from their debut Australia tour supporting London Grammar, bring their warped, lusty live-spun hip-hop. New York’s eight-piece San Fermin will be showcasing their unique baroque-pop that has drawn rave reviews from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. It will be impossible not to dance along with Joywave – the indie rock band from New York – who will be performing ahead of their eagerly awaited debut album “How Do You Feel Now?”
Internet favourites and indie-pop band Urban Cone from Stockholm present their honest, gritty dance pop. The Buenos Aires born and Brooklyn-living singer and producer Tei Shi twists together shoegaze, indie pop and R&B together with clever vocal loops for a unique sound that has seen her win over fans the likes of Glass Animals, her latest single ‘Basically’ is drawing glowing reviews across the world. Los Angeles duo HOLYCHILD create hooky, contagious pop music with bite – mixing hyperactive melodies and high energy dance music.
Icelandic four-piece Kaleo are set to perform their gorgeous blend of folk, blues, country, and rock that has seen the newly formed high school band already support Vance Joy and Ireland’s four-piece rock band Walking on Cars will be debuting their cinematic sound to SXSW audiences.
Entry is free. Dancing is mandatory.