Music festivals Splendour In The Grass and The Falls Festival are capitalising on the Australian invasion of Austin for this year’s South By Southwest festival by putting on a Secret Sounds-presented showcase in the Texan music hub, dropping hints about possible lineups for festivals later in the year.
FasterLouder reports, a similar SXSW party was hosted by Laneway Festival last year, celebrating the launch of Laneway in North America. The showcase featured sets from Chvrches, Parquet Courts, Vance Joy and XXYYXX who all ended up being announced on the 2014 Laneway bill.
Appearing at the Splendour and Falls SXSW showcase this year are Australia’s own Gossling and Dune Rats, joined by a British contingent made up of BBC Sound of 2014-nominee Chloe Howl, rock duo Royal Blood, North London alt rockers Wolf Alice and wave-making newcomer Jetta.
Flying the US flag will be high energy New York crew Skaters, Nashville’s Basecamp, Los Angeles-based duo De Lux, post-punk revivalists Drowners and 19-year old New York heartthrob Tor Miller. Playing solo for her home country will be Canadian lass Lowell.
Check out other artists already rumoured to feature on the Splendour In The Grass 2014 lineup, like London Grammar, James Vincent McMorrow, Sky Ferreira, and Outkast, by staying tuned to our special Splendour In The Grass 2014 Feed.
Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festival Showcase at SXSW