Feature: 10 Artists We Can't Wait To See At SXSW 2019

Friday, November 30, 2018
Pictured: CHAI (photo via Chai's FB page)

Next year, we're super stoked to be attending SXSW for the first time. There's under 100 days left until Austin is surrounded by the best sounds from across the world. To celebrate all things SXSW and their impressive music line-up for 2019, we've rounded up the 10 artists we're excited to catch live.

The quirkiness of CHAI is what captivated me at first — their badass tunes made me fall in love instantly. I'm excited to see them because they project an artistic energy, which could only be a great thing to see during their live showcase.

I'm a sucker for musicians that share obscure stories through their lyrics and aren't afraid to experiment with unique sounds. Deerhunter does all these things and let's just say that my mind is totally ready to jump into another universe with them at their showcase.

Acid Tongue
After I heard their song 'Dive', I just knew that it was fate. Their music lures you into their world of mystery. Their album Babies is a total jammer. Fate is a beautiful thing, and seeing them will be the cherry on top at SXSW.

Body Type
What can I say, they're badass musicians making badass tunes. I have seen them a couple times now and they just keep on getting better. They have a glowing presence on-stage and their shows make you want to dance like no ones watching. Watch out SXSW, I've got my ruby red boots already packed in my suitcase ready to boogie to Body Type.

Willie J Healey
Chill grooves mixed with reflective lyrics is what make's Willie J Healey's music ever-so beautiful. His latest EP 666 Kill is one of my favourite EPs of the year. My body is ready for all the goosebumps he will give me at his showcase.

Say Sue Me
I’ve been watching these talented humans from Busan on the sidelines for over a year now and I’m so excited to finally to witness their magic live. Listening to Say Sue Me always takes me to another universe. If you’re looking for superb indie-rock mixed with alternative, along with a sprinkle of surf-rock, you’ve found it.

Featuring on the most recent SXSW lineup announcment, Odette is one of Australia’s best songwriters. As a poetry nerd, seeing her bring poetry to life in her music is incredibly special. Each time I listen to Odette, I’m hit by a million goosebumps. She truly is one of Australia’s shining lights.

The Glasgow-based four-piece released their EP Cheap Talk recently and it was damn incredible. The EP sees them revive vintage rock in the best possible way and I was hooked from the get-go. Their sound is powerful and confident and it’s a guarantee that they’re going thrill whoever witnesses them in action.

Soft Streak
This duo from LA know how to create pop music gems. When I first heard their single 'Orogeny', I was instantly left captivated. Their brand of pop is more focussed on capturing human emotions, which is a beautiful thing.

Taylor Janzen
I still remember the moment I stumbled across her debut EP Interpersonal — listening to the project from start to finish felt like being lost in a novel. The singer-songwriter from Winnipeg is an artist on the rise and I’m eagerly awaiting to hear what she does next.

SXSW's Music Festival runs from 11th to 17th March 2019. They recently shared their second line-up announcment — you can check out the current list of artists appearing here. To find out more infomation about SXSW, head to www.sxsw.com.