Australia’s Secret Sounds will be hosting their own music showcase in the Texan music hub of Austin during this year’s South By Southwest and thus are dropping hints about possible lineups for Australian festivals later in the year.
Set to appear at Secret Sounds’ Splendour In The Grass and Falls SXSW showcase this year is homegrown MC Tkay Maidza who will be making her SWSX debut, Austin local Max Frost, New York indie rockers Joywave, Irish rock outfit Walking on Cars, British r’n’b/electro-pop trio Until the Ribbon Breaks, Iceland’s Kaleo and more.
The Australian promoter held a similar showcase at SWSX last year. It featured sets by London four-piece Wolf Alice who ended up landing on the 2014 Falls Festival lineup, as well as New York crew Skaters and Australia’s own Gossling – both of whom played Splendour 2014. Royal Blood were also on the SXSW showcase lineup and ended up touring Australia as part of Laneway 2015.
The rumours for Splendour’s 2015 lineups have of course already begun. The lineup for Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, which takes place on the same weekend as Splendour, often gives us an indication of the acts for which it will at least be geographically convenient to stop by Splendour.
Meanwhile, UK muso Rosie Lowe has revealed she’s coming to Australia in winter for a number of festivals, Mark Ronson hinted he was keen to come back to Australia soon for a tour and The Wombats have confirmed that they will be returning to our shores in July 2015 for a tour.
Laneway Festival also recently announced the lineup for its 2015 showcase at the Texas event, which features Viet Cong, Girl Band, Metz, Kate Boy, Jack Garratt, Son Lux, Mansionair, Daniel Wilson, East India Youth, Kate Tempest and Spring King.
If you happen to be in Austin for SXSW this year, you can check out the Secret Sounds’ free Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival showcase on Wednesday March 18th at Holy Mountain from 12 noon to 6pm.
Photos: Outkast – Splendour In The Grass 2014, Byron Bay 25/07/14 / Photos: Ashley Mar
Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festival Showcase at SXSW
Until the Ribbon Breaks
Walking on Cars