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  1. As always, the key American festival, South by South West (SXSW) raises excitement for its annual Texas shindig to be held between March 13 - 22 2020 in Austin with its first round of acts.

    Amongst those revealed today are Kristin Hersh, Ali Barter, Hater, Strange Ranger, Blushh, Margaret Glaspy, Corridor, Bakers Eddy, Cloud Rat, Fanclub, Lido Pimienta, Bethlehem Steel, Necking, Video Age.

    While those repping the UK and Ireland, include Just Mustard, Bang Bang Romeo, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, The Dunts, FEET, Far Caspian, Beabadoobee, Jadu Heart, Orchards, Pigs x7, Porridge Radio, The Murder Capital, and Weird Milk.

    For registration and further details, visit the festival website


    Full list of first line-up names:

    Accü (Carmarthen UK-WALES)
    ACTORS (Vancouver CANADA)
    Adam French (Congleton UK-ENGLAND)
    Aiming For Enrike (Oslo NORWAY)
    AKA (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
    Alex the Astronaut (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
    Ali Barter (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Alien Tango (Murcia SPAIN)
    Altre di B (Bologna ITALY)
    Amanda Black (Mthatha SOUTH AFRICA)
    ANAVITÓRIA (São Paulo BRAZIL)
    Andrea Cruz (Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO)
    Angelica Garcia (El Monte CA)
    Antti Paalanen (Kokkola FINLAND)
    Approachable Members Of Your Local Community (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Arre! Arre! (Malmö SWEDEN)
    Art d’Ecco (Victoria CANADA)
    Automelodi (Montreal CANADA)
    Bad Waitress (Toronto CANADA)
    Baker Boy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Bakers Eddy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Banditos (Birmingham AL)
    Bang Bang Romeo (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND)
    Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
    Barbi Recanati (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
    Baseball Gregg (Bologna ITALY)
    Beabadoobee (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Beachtape (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
    Ben&Ben (Manila PHILIPPINES)
    Bethlehem Steel (Brooklyn NY)
    Better Person (Berlin GERMANY)
    Bill and the Belles (Johnson City TN)
    Birthday Club (Houston TX)
    Black Country, New Road (Cambridge UK-ENGLAND)
    Blushh (Los Angeles CA)
    BLXPLTN (Austin TX)
    Bootblacks (New York NY)
    Borealis Rex (New Orleans LA)
    Bourgeois Mystics (Austin TX)
    Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard (Cardiff UK-WALES)
    Cadence Weapon (Toronto CANADA)
    Campfire Social (Wrexham UK-WALES)
    Candeleros (Madrid SPAIN)
    Cape Weather (Los Angeles CA)
    Capyac (Austin TX)
    Caracoles (Canary Islands SPAIN)
    Carla Geneve (Perth AUSTRALIA)
    Casey Neill & The Norway Rats (Portland OR)
    Cassper Nyovest (Mafikeng SOUTH AFRICA)
    Ceci Juno (Guayaquil ECUADOR)
    The Chairs (Taiwan TAIWAN)
    Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin TX)
    Chestnut (Los Angeles CA)
    ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
    Clean Cut Kid (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Cloud Rat (Mount Pleasant MI)
    Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good: Ladder To The Moon (Austin TX)
    Common Holly (Montreal CANADA)
    Como Las Movies (Austin TX)
    Con Brio (San Francisco CA)
    Corridor (Montreal CANADA)
    Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Cromosapiens (Monterrey MEXICO)
    Cruz Cafuné (Tacoronte SPAIN)
    Dan García (Mexico City MEXICO)
    Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Dawn Avenue (Tres Marias MEXICO)
    Declan J Donovan (Essex UK-ENGLAND)
    Deeper (Chicago IL)
    Devarrow (Halifax CANADA)
    Devours (Vancouver CANADA)
    Donna Blue (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
    Do Nothing (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
    Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (Daegu SOUTH KOREA)
    Dry Cleaning (London UK-ENGLAND)
    DTSQ (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
    The Dunts (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
    Early James (Birmingham AL)
    Easy Wanderlings (Pune INDIA)
    eldanidonoso (Santiago CHILE)
    El Dorado (Mexico City MEXICO)
    Elephant Stone (Montreal CANADA)
    Ellis (Hamilton CANADA)
    Emma Jean Thackray (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Enno Cheng (Taiwan TAIWAN)
    Eoin Smith (Dublin IRELAND)
    eX-Girl (Kichijoji JAPAN)
    Family Jools (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
    Fanclub (Austin TX)
    Far Caspian (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
    FEET (Coventry UK-ENGLAND)
    Ferris & Sylvester (London UK-ENGLAND)
    The fin. (Kobe JAPAN)
    Fire EX. (Taiwan TAIWAN)
    Flyying Colours (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    FRANKIIE (Vancouver CANADA)
    The Frights (San Diego CA)
    fuvk (Austin TX)
    Gena Rose Bruce (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Gewalt (Berlin GERMANY)
    Ghetto Kumbé (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
    Glue Trip (João Pessoa BRAZIL)
    Good Morning (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Goon (Los Angeles CA)
    GRIP (Atlanta GA)
    Grrrl Gang (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
    Hachiku (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Hala (Detroit MI)
    Hardwicke Circus (Carlisle UK-ENGLAND)
    Hater (Malmö SWEDEN)
    Hedonutopia (Istanbul TURKEY)
    Henry Brun & The Latin Playerz (San Antonio TX)
    High Heavens (Austin TX)
    Hiperson (Chengdu CHINA)
    HMLTD (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Horse Jumper of Love (Boston MA)
    Housecall (Dallas TX)
    HTRK (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    ings (Seattle WA)
    Islet (Cardiff UK-WALES)
    Jadu Heart (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Jane Weaver (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Jan Verstraeten (Sint-Niklaas BELGIUM)
    Jason Hawk Harris (Los Angeles CA)
    Jeannel (Berlin GERMANY)
    Jekyll (Blackpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Jeremie Albino (Toronto CANADA)
    The Jones Family Singers (Houston TX)
    Jordan Mackampa (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Just Mustard (Dundalk IRELAND)
    Kae Astra (Austin TX)
    Kælan Mikla (Reykjavik ICELAND)
    KAINA (Chicago IL)
    Kate Bollinger (Charlotesville VA)
    Kate Clover (Los Angeles CA)
    KAZKA (Kyiv UKRAINE)
    Kiki Valera (Seattle WA)
    Kings of the Beach (Vigo SPAIN)
    Kiwi Jr. (Toronto CANADA)
    Knife Wife (Washington DC)
    Kokoroko (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Kristin Hersh (Providence RI)
    Lady Donli (Abuja NIGERIA)
    La Garfield (Guadalajara MEXICO)
    Laveda (Albany NY)
    Leif Vollebekk (Montreal CANADA)
    Leon Of Athens (Athens GREECE)
    LET’S MARS (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
    Lido Pimienta (Toronto CANADA)
    Lilla Vargen (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
    Lorine Chia (Los Angeles CA)
    Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior (Culiacán MEXICO)
    LOS WILDS (Madrid SPAIN)
    Louis Prince (Orange County CA)
    Lower Tar (Los Angeles CA)
    Luna Luna (Dallas TX)
    Magnolian (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
    Malin Pettersen (Oslo NORWAY)
    Manifest Destiny’s Child (Denton TX)
    Mapache (Los Angeles CA)
    Margaret Glaspy (New York NY)
    Maria y Jose (Tijuana MEXICO)
    Martha Wash (New York NY)
    The Mastersons (Los Angeles CA)
    Mauskovic Dance Band (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
    Max Chinasky (Cancún MEXICO)
    me&you (Sacramento CA)
    Merk (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    MICHELLE (New York NY)
    Michigander (Kalamazoo MI)
    Mikie Rivera (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
    Mirella Cesa (Guayaquil ECUADOR)
    Mir Fontane (Camden NJ)
    Mobley (Austin TX)
    Model/Actriz (Boston MA)
    Mojo Juju (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Moonchild Sanelly (Port Elizabeth SOUTH AFRICA)
    Moon Kissed (New York NY)
    Moon Panda (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    Morena Leraba (Mafeteng LESOTHO)
    The Murder Capital (Dublin IRELAND)
    Myylo (Los Angeles CA)
    Nadia Nakai (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
    Nanpa Básico (Medellín COLOMBIA)
    Natalie McCool (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Native Sun (Brooklyn NY)
    Necking (Vancouver CANADA)
    Neck of the Woods (Vancouver CANADA)
    Negative Gemini (Los Angeles CA)
    NekoJam (Taipei City TAIWAN)
    Neoma (Cuenca ECUADOR)
    Neuza (Fogo CABO VERDE)
    New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
    Nico LaOnda (New York NY)
    Nicolás Molina (Castillos URUGUAY)
    Night Dreamer (Los Angeles CA)
    Nobody’s Girl (Austin TX)
    Nonso Amadi (Toronto CANADA)
    Noya Rao (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
    Olivier Cong (Hong Kong HONG KONG)
    Orchards (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
    The Orielles (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Otha (Oslo NORWAY)
    Ötzi (Oakland CA)
    Pachará (Mexico City MEXICO)
    Partner (Windsor CANADA)
    Pearla (Brooklyn NY)
    Pearl & the Oysters (Gainesville FL)
    Perfect Son (Warsaw POLAND)
    Petrol Girls (Graz AUSTRIA)
    P.H.F (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    Pictish Trail (Isle Of Eigg UK-SCOTLAND)
    Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
    Pizzagirl (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Pom Poko (Oslo NORWAY)
    Porridge Radio (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
    Purple Pilgrims (Coromandel NEW ZEALAND)
    Qlowski (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Quinn Christopherson (Anchorage AK)
    Richard Spaven (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Riders Against the Storm (Austin TX)
    Roan Yellowthorn (Camden ME)
    Rosehip Teahouse (Cardiff UK-WALES)
    Ruby Boots (Perth AUSTRALIA)
    Ruth Koleva (Sofia BULGARIA)
    RVG (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Samba De La Muerte (Caen FRANCE)
    Sammy Brue (Ogden NY)
    Samthing Soweto (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
    San Cha (Los Angeles CA)
    San Mei (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
    San Saba County (Austin TX)
    Sarah Klang (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
    Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill NC)
    Savannah Sgro (Nashville TN)
    Sen Morimoto (Chicago IL)
    Shady Nasty (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
    Shah (Toronto CANADA)
    Shana Falana (Kingston NY)
    Shell of a Shell (Nashville TN)
    SHIJIN (Schwarz-Bart/Galland/Braff/David) (Paris FRANCE)
    Simi (Lagos NIGERIA)
    Sleeping Brain (Taipei TAIWAN)
    $NOT (Lake Worth FL)
    Sofia Macchi (Mexico City MEXICO)
    Sofia Portanet (Berlin GERMANY)
    Sonoda (Los Angeles CA)
    Spirit Was (Queens NY)
    Spooky Mansion (Los Angeles CA)
    Stealing Sheep (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Stella Sommer (Berlin GERMANY)
    Strange Ranger (Philadelphia PA)
    SUMIN (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
    Taimane (Honolulu HI)
    Tallies (Toronto CANADA)
    Tamtam (Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA)
    TC Superstar (Austin TX)
    Theon Cross (London UK-ENGLAND)
    There (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
    Thornetta Davis (Detroit MI)
    TisaKorean (Houston TX)
    Tolliver (Los Angeles CA)
    Tomar and the FCs (Austin TX)
    The Tomboys (Kobe JAPAN)
    Tony True and the Tijuana Tres (Monterrey MEXICO)
    Topographies (San Francisco CA)
    Totemo (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
    Tufan Derince (Diyarbakir TURKEY)
    UCHIKUBIGOKUMON-DOUKOUKAI (Tokyo JAPAN)
    The Underground Youth (Berlin GERMANY)
    Vandoliers (Fort Worth TX)
    Vanishing Twin (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Video Age (New Orleans LA)
    Virginia Wing (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
    The Wandering Hearts (London UK-ENGLAND)
    We Are The Grand (Santiago CHILE)
    Weird Milk (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Western Youth (Austin TX)
    When Chai Met Toast (Cochin INDIA)
    Why Bonnie (Austin TX)
    WILD (Los Angeles CA)
    XCELENCIA (Caguas PUERTO RICO)
    The Yawpers (Denver CO)
    YAYOI DAIMON (Tokyo JAPAN)
    Young Deji (Houston TX)
    Young Georgian Lolitaz (Tbilisi GEORGIA)

  2. Credit: Isadora Sales


    Words: Sam Geary 

    Pendant, the new recording project and creative outlet of Oakland-based musician Christopher Adams, formerly of noise-rock outfit Never Young, releases his debut album, 'Through A Coil', on November 8 via Tiny Engines.

    'Rubber Band', a stirring power-pop number, filled with chunky guitar riffs and high-reaching choruses, is one of the record's eight tracks on Adams' one-man endeavor and where he writes all the songs and plays every instrument on every track.

    Listen below.





  3. Words: Sam Geary 

    Artificial Pleasure have shared their new video for recently released single, 'Side By Side Together'.

    Directed by Dimitris Lambridis, the video was shot in one day in East London on one of hottest days on record. Building previously visual aesthetics of dirt and water, the clip follows the gang of three as they go through the hardships of their friendships to achieve that bond.

    "The music video is a sequence of extended photographs in a way, hoping to portray unity among three people who are different to each other yet proceed forward together. That way, the song by itself talks about unity among everyone," says Lambridis.

    Artificial Pleasure play The Social in London on November 12.





  4. With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.



    GHOST CARE - HOME RUN


    Catchy vibes from the Perth indie-rock trio on their second single - out October 15 - after earlier debut 'Another', and ahead of an upcoming EP. Catch live on October 18 for a single launch show at The Bird in Perth.
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    SWIFT PEAKS - FILL IT UP


    The indie-rock four-piece from Canberra draft a fusion of distortion, melody and raw vocals from guitarist
    Jackson Reilly.
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    CHINA TIGER - BELLY BUTTON


    Sydney four-piece emerge with their debut offering of alt-pop with a psych-rock essence, released October 4. "'Belly Button' is about a period of time spent away from a loved one," says vocalist/guitarist Jake Styles. "The separation and the feelings of being apart. It is also a celebration of the women who have been important in my life. From my single mother, grandmother and partner at the time when I wrote this." Catch live for a single launch show at Frankie's Pizza in Sydney on October 30.
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    ANNIE JOELLE - HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH?


    The emerging electronic pop artist, based in Brisbane, combines dark electronic instrumentation and unique samples, with her alternate sweet/scary vocal style on this single, out on October 18, which reflects on her experiences of being underestimated and walked over. Catch live on release day at the Albion Hotel in Brisbane.
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    GREAT GABLE - I SWEAR


    Perth quartet unleash the melodic and laid-back on this new track, recorded at Perth’s Rada Studio with Matt Gio (Troye Sivan) and mastered by William Bowden (Gotye). The sub-three minute number is described as "a short sweet song about remaining patient and positive for the people and things that we love in life" by the band's Alex Whiteman.
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    THOSE LETHALS - THRILL OF THE HUNT


    The first release in 2019 from Auckland, NZ's guitar-pop outfit. An infectious outing that fuses synth layers and a powering bassline with emotive vocals courtesy of Elizabeth Cameron. “'Thrill Of The Hunt' is a song is set in a scary movie nightmare complete with insect plagues and a cowering Hollywood heroine," she says. "However, that doe-eyed trope is questioned as the song explores a moment of bravery in a dangerous dreamscape."
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  5. Slaves have today unveiled the Will Hooper-directed visuals for ‘One More Day Won’t Hurt', taken from their July released EP, ‘The Velvet Ditch’.

    The clip sees Slaves take on the culture and destructiveness of toxic masculinity.

    “'The Velvet Ditch' is four songs from four different corners of our band,” says Laurie Vuncent. “It was us approaching small town mentality, destructive behavioural patterns, and the mental cycles that can be such a struggle for us all to break. The dark recesses within all our minds and how to keep them at bay is what we were exploring through these different styles of music.”

    Live dates

    DECEMBER
    05 LONDON ULU
    06 LONDON ULU
    07 BRIGHTON Dome
    09 WARRINGTON Parr Hall
    10 GLASGOW QMU
    12 LONDON ULU
    13 LONDON ULU
    14 LONDON ULU