#69 The aftermath of SXSW

Some of you will be travelling back, recovering or walking about with a Texan glow after SXSW. Arguably the best msuic festival in the world when you consider the amount of new music showcased and the established artists turning up for shits and giggles too to talk and perform. All are welcomed!

But the music industry doesn’t stop just because Austin, Texas is trying to return to normal. No sireee. Like Swedish M.I.A. type Elliphant.  She’s just premiered this on the Mad Decent soundcloud ahead of her debut EP release. Sounding chunky with her usual raucous reputation. Wonder how gross out the video will be? Hmmm.

Marmozets are also back on the scene after throwing themselves into the limelight with their free download ‘Born Young & Free’ single last year. But turns out this is the beginning of something special after Warners have thrown their purse at them and given them a boost. What we all thinking of the new track then? I don’t think frontwoman Becca is trying to be another Paramore. She’s far too growly for that. And good on her. So many woman in the rock / metal / punk world get shouted down. But maybe with time Becca can be the next gen of hybrid rock artists that don’t smoke 30 a day. We shall see…

And leaving you with an artists that reallllllly pricks my ear up. Like when Mowbird (one of my top 10 tracks of 2012) first came onto the scene, Bristol’s Trust Fund aka Ellis Jones sounds like a refreshingly raw talent brewing for take-off! Showcasing my favourite style of scuzzy rock this initial riff turns into a demo-riot towards the end. Appearing on a compilation with ‘Reeks Of Effort’ in late April, I am tres excited about this one. Respect

Elise x


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