A number of local artists are set to continue the Aussie invasion, with 10 more bands invited to attend the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music industry conference next year.

Following on from six Aussie bands being named to hit what has fast become one of the biggest and most influential events in the music world, another 11 Aussie artists have cropped up in the second round of acts invited to perform at SXSW 2014.

The new additions bring the total SXSW 2014 tally to over 500 bands jetting their way to Austin, Texas for SXSW, taking place Tuesday 11th March to Sunday 16th March in 2014, with Gary Numan being the biggest name among the second round announcement.

Besides the influential electronic and industrial music forefather, who arrives with his first new album since 2006 in Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), the 28th edition of the annual gathering will see bands from all over the lucky country jetting overseas.

The most recognisable name flying the Aussie flag among the new SXSW 2014 lineup additions is Sydney nu-folkies, Boy & Bear, who head to Austin following the release of their second, J Award-nominated, studio album, Harlequin Dream. The record also has the five-piece up for two awards – for Best Group and Best Rock Album – at next month’s 27th Annual ARIA Awards.

The Growl, featuring Cam Avery (of fellow WA musical successes Tame Impala and Pond), are also on SXSW’s invite list. The band have just finished a successful national trek, the Douse The Lamps National Tour, named after the latest single to be lifted from the band’s debut album What Would Christ Do??, and tonight support Kings Of Leon at their sole Sydney Enmore Theatre show that sold out in 40 seconds flatThe 11 Aussie artists join the previously announced six artists on the SXSW 2014 bill… organisers expecting to add another 15 or so…

A number of Melbourne-based artists are also in with SXSW 2014 invites. Singer-songwriter Helen Croome, best known as Gossling, has just released her debut album Harvest Of Gold; the 10-track collection described as “a promising offering” by our Tone Deaf reviewer.

Melbourne rock outfit The Delta Riggs have also issued their debut album this year, Hex Love Killer, released by the band’s own Rah Rah Radio label, which conveys “the sweet sound of sweat, floor grime and spilt beers” perfectly, says our reviewer, including album highlight and Triple J favourite ‘America’, (how fitting).

On the heavier end of the spectrum is Melbourne thrash metal masters King Parrot. With a festival-hewn live show and a nomination for Best Heavy Album at (tonight’s) The Age/Music Victoria Awards for their latest album Bite Your Head Off, King Parrot are sure to wow the industry crowds and music-lovers.

Also on the SXSW 2014 lineup is Oh Mercy, with the Alexander Gow-fronted group having played their last live shows this past May before upping sticks and relocating overseas and taking a break from the listening public after releasing their highly acclaimed third album and “intoxicating listen” Deep Heat

Both Touch Sensitive and What So Not will be repping what the globe-conquering Flume described as the ‘Australian sound’, not so much a surprise given that both feature alongside Flume on the Future Classic label roster, with What So Not even being the Sydney beat-maker’s sometime-side-project alongside DJ/producer Emoh Instead.

Rounding out the list of Aussie artists is the punky sounds of previous SXSW alumni Dune Rats, the multi-talented rapper Kid Mac, and direct from St Kilda, worldwide street performer Dub Fx.

The 11 Aussie artists join the previously announced six artists on the SXSW 2014 bill – including Vance Joy, Money For Rope, and The Swiss – bringing the total Aussie contingent to 16 acts who have the honour of being among a touted 2,000 international performers gracing over 100 stages, with organisers expecting to add another 15 or so Australian acts to their invitations list in the coming months.

Those 16 local artists look set to follow in the foot-steps of Aussie artists that enjoyed the exposure and networking that SXSW has provided such break-out success to artists like Chet Faker, Big Scary, Kimbra, Alabama Shakes, Haim, Mumford & Sons and many more.

As well as hosting some of music’s biggest names – this year’s event featured the likes of Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and a killer keynote address from Dave Grohl, – SXSW also offers a range of invaluable information and sources through its many talks, panels, and seminars (view in full here).

Conference registrations and hotel requests are now being accepted. For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please go to http://www.sxsw.com.

SXSW 2014

March 7th – 16th, 2014
Austin, Texas
Music, Film, Interactive Conference

SXSW 2014 Second Lineup

Achilles (Atlanta GA)

Aeges (Los Angeles CA)

Air Traffic Controller (Boston MA)

Alika & Nueva Alianza (Los Angeles CA)

Anushka (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

The Apache Relay (Nashville TN)

Arborea (Lewiston ME)

Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)

Jay Arner (Vancouver CANADA)

Syd Arthur (Canterbury UK-ENGLAND)

Nicole Atkins (Asbury NJ)

Avan Lava (New York NY)

Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Baby Robots (Austin TX)

Bagheera (Houston TX)

Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)

The Bambir (Gyumri ARMENIA)

Richard Barone (New York NY)

The Baseball Project (Portland OR)

James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)

Beat King (Houston TX)

Arthur Beatrice (London UK-ENGLAND)

Greta Svabo Bech (Tórshavn FAROE ISLANDS)

Andrew Belle (Chicago IL)

The Belle Game (Vancouver CANADA)

Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)

Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

The Binary Code (Clifton NJ)

Bipolar Sunshine (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

Blackbear (Hollywood CA)

Black City Lights (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)

The Black Lillies (Knoxville AK)

Black Lips (Atlanta GA)

Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX)

The Blind Pets (Austin TX)

Blondfire (Los Angeles CA)

Blouse (Portland OR)

Bobby Jealousy (Austin TX)

Bo Ningen (Tokyo JAPAN)

Boy and Bear (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

TJ Boyce (Houston TX)

Brass Bed (Lafayette LA)

Will Brennan (Atlanta GA)

Brick + Mortar (Toms River NJ)

Tom Brosseau (Los Angeles CA)

Buffalo Killers (Cincinnati OH)

Bully (Nashville TN)

Cairn String Quartet (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Catfish and the Bottlemen (Llandudno UK-WALES)

Dustin Cavazos (Dallas TX)

Cello Fury (Pittsburgh PA)

Cerebral Ballzy (Brooklyn NY)

Tim Chaisson (Charlottetown UNITED STATES)

Cherub (Nashville TN)

ChoZe (Atlanta GA)

Circuit des Yeux (Chicago IL)

Claire (Munich GERMANY)

Cloud Boat (London UK-ENGLAND)

Cocos Lovers (Deal UK-ENGLAND)

Coldair (Warsaw POLAND)

Cole Boyz (Huntsville AL)

The Colourist (Orange County CA)

Communist Daughter (Saint Paul MN)

Complete (Fort Worth TX)

Cory Mo (Houston TX)

The Couch (Austin TX)

The Crookes (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)

Cross Record (Austin TX)

Fauntella Crow (Venice Beach CA)

Crying Nut (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Daley (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

The Darcys (Toronto CANADA)

Andra Day (San Diego CA)

Dead C (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND)

The Delta Riggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Diarrhea Planet (Nashville TN)

DJ Grip (Austin TX)

Gord Downie & The Sadies (Toronto CANADA)

Kevin Drew (Toronto CANADA)

Dub Fx (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Dune Rats (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Shelby Earl (Seattle WA)

The Eastern Sea (Austin TX)

Tim Easton (Nashville TN)

East 35 (Austin TX)

Elizabeth & the Catapult (Brooklyn NY)

EMA (Portland OR)

Empires (Chicago IL)

Esben and the Witch (London UK-ENGLAND)

Dana Falconberry (Austin TX)

The Farewell Drifters (Nashville TN)

Fear Of Men (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Felo (Houston TX)

Fenster (Berlin GERMANY)

Fielded (New York NY)

Flo Morrissey (London UK-ENGLAND)

Nils Frahm (Berlin GERMANY)

Sage Francis (Providence RI)

Fresno (Porto Alegre PORTUGAL)

Max Frost (Austin TX)

Ezra Furman (Oakland CA)

Future Islands (Baltimore MD)

Galaxy Express (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Travis Garland (Lubbock TX)

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (New York NY)

Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)

The Giving Tree Band (Yorkville IL)

Glen Check (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

G. Love (Philadelphia PA)

Go DJ JB (Austin TX)

Gossling (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX)

The Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore MD)

Great Good Fine Ok (Brooklyn NY)

Jackie Greene (Sacramento CA)

Gripin (Istanbul TURKEY)

The Growl (Perth WA)

G-Side (Huntsville AL)

Gunplay (Miami FL)

Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)

Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)

The Heatwave (London UK-ENGLAND)

Heavy Cream (Nashville TN)

Hellbenders (Brasília BRAZIL)

Hi Fashion (Los Angeles CA)

Highasakite (Oslo NORWAY)

The History Of Apple Pie (London UK-ENGLAND)

Hollywoodfun Downstairs (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)

Hurray for the Riff Raff (New Orleans LA)

Jenny Hval (Oslo NORWAY)


Idiotape (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

In The Valley Below (Echo Park CA)

James Iha (Los Angeles CA)

Intertwine (Trondheim NORWAY)

Maya Isacowitz (Tel- Aviv ISRAEL)

Issue (Vallejo CA)

Ivan and the Parazol (Budapest HUNGARY)

Sarah Jaffe (Denton TX)

Jambinai (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Jamestown Revival (Austin TX)

Japanther (Brooklyn NY)

Jim-E-O (Austin TX)

Jonny Two Bags (Orange County CA)

JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)

Jungles from Red Bacteria Vacuum (Tokyo JAPAN)

Kabul Dreams (Kabul AFGHANISTAN )

Kadavar (Berlin GERMANY)

Kamp! (Lodz POLAND)

Karma Jonze (Austin TX)

Kayo Dot (Brooklyn NY)

Tori Kelly (Los Angeles CA)

Cory Kendrix (Austin TX)

Ben Kenney (Brooklyn NY)

Kid Mac (Maroubra AUSTRALIA)

Kiha & The Faces (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Elle King (Brooklyn NY)

King Parrot (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

K’La (Gary IN)

Aidan Knight (Victoria CANADA)

The Knocks (New York NY)

The Kooks (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Kumbia Queers (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Kydd (Austin TX)

L.A. (Mallorca SPAIN)

La Femme (Biarritz FRANCE)

Tory Lanez (Toronto CANADA)

The Launderettes (Oslo NORWAY)

League of Extraordinary Gz (Austin TX) Little Hurricane (San Diego CA)

Jeff Lofton (Austin TX)

Louis Logic (Queens NY)

Love Inks (Austin TX) LYS (Rennes FRANCE)

Magic Man (Boston MA)


Mariachi Las Altenas (San Antonio TX)Mariachi Las Pioneras de Mexico (Mexico City MEXICO)

The Mastersons (Austin TX)

Arthur Matos (Aracaju BRAZIL)

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys (Nashville TN)

Mendetz (Barcelona SPAIN)

Jeremy Messersmith (Minneapolis MN)

Mike Fresh (Atlanta GA)

Milagres (Brooklyn NY)

Mirah (Brooklyn NY)

Miss May I (Troy OH)

Mister and Mississippi (Utrecht THE NETHERLANDS)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio (Oslo NORWAY)


Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn NY)

Morning Parade (Essex UK-ENGLAND)

Natasha Mosley (Atlanta GA)

The Moth & The Flame (Provo UT)

Mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)

Mother Falcon (Austin TX)

The Muckers (Tehran IRAN)

Meg Myers (Los Angeles CA)

My Jerusalem (Austin TX)

Mystic Braves (Los Angeles CA)

Nakia (Austin TX)

Nell (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

John Newman (Yorkshire Dales UK-ENGLAND)

Nightbox (Toronto CANADA)

No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Nubes en mi Casa (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Gary Numan (Los Angeles CA)

Of Mice & Men (Costa Mesa CA)

Oh Mercy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

The Pack A.D. (Vancouver CANADA)

Pajaro (Sevilla SPAIN)

Doe Paoro (Brooklyn NY)

Papa (Los Angeles CA)

Paper Lions (Charlottetown UNITED STATES)

Parade of Lights (Los Angeles CA)

The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)

The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)

Paus (Lisbon PORTUGAL)

Peelander-Z (New York NY)

Perrosky (Santiago CHILE)

Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop TX)

Phantogram (Saratoga Springs AK)

Pick A Piper (Toronto CANADA)

Pins (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)

Plastic Flowers (Thessaloniki GREECE)

Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)

Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Poolside (Los Angeles CA)

Potty Mouth (Northampton MA)

Prides (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Public Service Broadcasting (London UK-ENGLAND)

Quantic (Bogoto COLOMBIA)

Question (San Antonio TX)

Quiet Company (Austin TX)

David Ramirez (Austin TX)

Random Recipe (Montreal CANADA)

Residual Kid (Austin TX)

Rey Pila (Mexico City MEXICO)

Rhodes (Hitchin ENGLAND)

Sam Roberts Band (Montreal CANADA)

Rich Robinson Band (Atlanta GA)

Rockie Fresh (Chicago IL)

Rock N’ Roll Radio (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Roge (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)

Romi (Sendai JAPAN)

Ron Pope (Brooklyn NY)

Royal Blood (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Sage The Gemini (Fairfield CA)

Saintseneca (Columbus OH)

Samsaya (Oslo NORWAY)

Scars on 45 (Bradford UK-ENGLAND)

Danny Schmidt (Austin TX)

Sentimental City Romance (Tokyo JAPAN)

September Girls (Dublin IRELAND)

Seryn (Denton AK)

Andy Shauf (Regina CANADA)

Billy Joe Shaver (Waco TX)

Side Effect (Yangon MYANMAR)

Keaton Simons (Los Angeles CA)

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Brooklyn NY)

The 69 Cats (Austin TX)

Skaters (New York NY)

Skream (Croydon UK-ENGLAND)

Sleeper Agent (Bowling Green KY)

Slick Shoota (Oslo NORWAY)

SL Jones (Little Rock AR)

Slothrust (Brooklyn NY)

Slow Down, Molasses (Saskatoon CANADA)

Snow Ghosts (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sobrenadar (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Social Studies (San Francisco CA)

Soft Swells (Los Angeles CA)

The Soil & the Sun (Grand Rapids MI)

Solander (Malmö SWEDEN)

The So So Glos (Brooklyn NY)

Soul Khan (Brooklyn NY)

Southern Hospitality DJ’s (London UK-ENGLAND)

Spires (Brooklyn NY)

Spirit Animal (Brooklyn NY)

The Standards (Bangkok THAILAND)

The Starbems (Tokyo JAPAN)

Starmarie (Tokyo JAPAN)

Nano Stern (Santiago CHILE)

Lindsey Stirling (Arizona AZ)

Streets of Laredo (Brooklyn NY)

S U R V I V E (Austin TX)

Suzy Bogguss (Nashville TN)

Svper (Barcelona SPAIN)

Swear and Shake (Brooklyn NY)

Talib Kweli (Brooklyn NY)

Tashaki Miyaki (Los Angeles CA)

Tensnake (Hamburg GERMANY)

Tiê (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Ana Tijoux (Santiago CHILE)

Timber Timbre (Toronto ON)

Tinariwen (Azawad MALI)

Torres (Brooklyn NY)

Touch Sensitive (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Tourist (London UK-ENGLAND)

The Trews (Toronto ON)

A Tribe Called Red (Ottawa CANADA)

Tribe One (Atlanta GA)

Troker (Guadalajara MEXICO)

Truckfighters (Orebro SWEDEN)

Trust (Toronto CANADA)

Tumbleweed Wanderers (Oakland CA)

Gavin Turek (Los Angeles AK)

Typhoon (Portland OR)

Univers (Barcelona SPAIN)

Unknown (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)

The Unlikely Candidates (Fort Worth TX)

Until The Ribbon Breaks (Cardiff UK-WALES)

Utopians (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Vega (La Coruña SPAIN)

The Vegabonds (Nashville TN)

Soledad Vélez (Concepción CHILE)

Kiko Veneno (Madrid SPAIN)

Venomous Maximus (Houston TX)

Maya Vik (Oslo NORWAY)

Patricia Vonne (Austin TX)

Vulture Industries (Bergen NORWAY)

Mayu Wakisaka (Tokyo JAPAN)

Natalie Walker (Denver CO)

Wardell (Los Angeles CA)

Watercolours (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Willie Watson (Nashville TN)

Wentru (Santiago CHILE)

We Were Promised Jetpacks (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)

What So Not (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Whigs (Athens GA)

White City (Kabul AFGHANISTAN)

The Wilderness of Manitoba (Toronto CANADA)

Wild Party (Boerne TX)

The Wild Wild (Santa Cruz CA)

Saul Williams (New York NY)

Jack Wilson (Austin TX)

Wolf Alice (London UK-ENGLAND)

Carolyn Wonderland (Austin TX)

Wye Oak (Baltimore MD)

Steve Wynn (Jackson Heights NY)

ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)


Sidney York (Calgary CANADA)

Conner Youngblood (Dallas TX)

Young Guns (London UK-ENGLAND)

Yung Nation (Dallas TX)

Zeus (Toronto CANADA)

Zuse (Kingston JAMAICA)

(This list is subject to change. This is only a portion of the bands that will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival.)

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