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Odette & Haiku Hands among the next round of Aussie acts headed to SXSW

Odette & Haiku Hands among the next round of Aussie acts headed to SXSW

The 2019 edition of South By Southwest is shaping up to be a big one, with the festival today announcing another round of stunning artists heading to the US next year.

Just last month, SXSW announced its first round of acts heading stateside next year, with 18 Australian artists – and eight Kiwi musicians – making the cut.

While industry insiders around the world are set to be blown away by the likes of Skegss, Bloods, and WAAX, another bunch of talented Aussies have made it onto the second round of artists announced today.

While the full list of Australian and New Zealand acts headed to Austin, Texas next March won’t be announced until January, SXSW have today unveiled a list of seven Aussie acts, and one lone New Zealander heading overseas next year.

With triple j favourites like Odette and I Know Leopard set to represent our local scene, we’ll also see artists such as Vacations, Denise le Menice, Haiku Hands, and Emerson Snowe – formerly of Brisbane group The Creases – flying the Aussie flag.

“A great showing of top talent being announced at the same time as the ARIA Awards,” explained SXSW Australasia’s Senior Development Manager Phil Tripp. “But these export-ready bands are the next wave of talent hurtling across the Pacific, fuelled by Austrade’s 15 year involvement in supporting export music, Sounds Australis’s decade of being the peak body for exporting artists.”

“Plus SXSW has had the continuing support of state based music organisations such as MusicNSW, MusicVictoria, MusicSA, WAM, Music Tasmania, MusicACT, MusicNT, APRA and the Australia Council as well as state government arts bodies.”

“As opposed to the US where music artists get virtually no government support, we’re lucky to have grants programs, bootstrapping, mentoring, artist management initiatives and export strategies from all levels of government and industry,” Tripp continued.

“It’s why Australia and NZ have developed such powerful brands at SXSW and globally with programs designed to evaporate the tyranny of distance from the rest of the world.”

“And once again, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade through GDAY USA and Austrade will have an open ‘AUSTRALIA HOUSE’ on Rainey Street for almost a week as the did so successfully last year plus a large trade fair presence in the SXSW Exhibition area focussing on the Interactive and Tech side of Australian creative content. And Film too, to be announced in January with more artists.”

Check out I Know Leopard’s ‘Landmine’:

The Australian and New Zealand contingent headed to SXSW 2019 thus far are:


Vacations (Newcastle)
Emerson Snowe (Brisbane)
I Know Leopard (Sydney)
Denise Le Menice (Perth)
Odette (Sydney)
Jo Schornikow (Melbourne)
Haiku Hands (Sydney)


Acharné (Sydney)
Amaru Tribe (Melbourne)
Amyl & The Sniffers (Melbourne)
Black Rheno (Sydney)
Bloods (Sydney)
Body Type (Sydney)
Castlecomer (Sydney)
Catherine Britt (Newcastle)
Death Bells (Sydney)
Feels (Perth)
Georgi Kay (Perth)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle)
Goo Munday (Sydney)
NOIRE (Brisbane)
Skegss (Byron Bay)
Tia Gostelow (Mackay)
WAAX (Brisbane)
WAFIA (Brisbane)

New Zealand

Jonathan Bree (Auckland)


The Beths (Auckland)
The Chills (Dunedin) (Who have also entered their film in SXSW Film Festival)
Emily C. Browning (Christchurch)
Emily Fairlight (Wellington)
French for Rabbits (Wellington)
Hans. (Auckland)
Jackie Bristow (Gore)
Swallow the Rat (Auckland)

Check out Odette’s ‘Watch Me Read You’:

Check out the full list of announced acts for SXSW 2019:

Acid Tongue (Seattle WA)
A Deer A Horse (Brooklyn NY)
Adekunle Gold (Lagos NIGERIA)
AfrotroniX (Montreal QC)
Agrupación Cariño (Mexico City MEXICO)
Algobabez (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Alternate Sound (Lagos NIGERIA)
American Werewolf Academy (Dallas TX)
Amor Elefante (Banfield ARGENTINA)
Anatii (Bisho SOUTH AFRICA)
Angelica Garcia (Richmond VA)
Aries (Vigo SPAIN)
Avalanche Party (Castleton UK-ENGLAND)
BABii (Margate UK-ENGLAND)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Belisha Beacon (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Bellows (Brooklyn NY)
Black Midi (London UK-ENGLAND)
Boom Boom Kid (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Boraj (Santiago CHILE)
The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin TX)
The Brummies (Nashville TN)
Buck Gooter (Harrisonburg VA)
Caitlyn Smith (Cannon Falls MN)
Cassper Nyovest (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Catnapp (Berlin GERMANY)
Chastity (Whitby CANADA)
City of the Sun (Brooklyn NY)
The Colors (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Combo Chimbita (Brooklyn NY)
The Comet is Coming (London UK-ENGLAND)
Construction & Destruction (Port Greville CANADA)
Cumulus (Seattle WA)
The Curls (Chicago IL)
Current Affairs (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Curse Of Lono (London UK-ENGLAND)
Daniel Brandt (Berlin GERMANY)
Darling West (Oslo NORWAY)
Das Body (Oslo NORWAY)
Dead Soft (Vancouver CANADA)
Death By Unga Bunga (Moss NORWAY)
Deerhunter (Atlanta GA)
Deezie Brown (Austin TX)
Delaporte (Madrid SPAIN)
Denise le Menice (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Devon Church (New York NY)
The Dirty Nil (Dundas CANADA)
Dj Kess (Sekondi Takoradi GHANA)
DJ Rosegold (Toronto CANADA)
Doe (London UK-ENGLAND)
Doeman (Houston TX)
DRAMA (Chicago IL)
Dramatic Lovers (Milwaukee WI)
Dream Catchers Dance Academy (Ikorodu NIGERIA)
Dual Core (Austin TX)
Dylan Cartlidge (Redcar UK-ENGLAND)
E.L (Accra GHANA)
EggPlantEgg (Taiwan TAIWAN)
Ehsan Matoori (Dallas TX)
Elder Island (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Elephant Gym (Taiwan TAIWAN)
El Gallo (Santiago CHILE)
Emerson Snowe (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
FADE (Grand Rapids MI)
Falz The bahdguy (Lagos NIGERIA)
Farao (Oslo NORWAY)
Fatherson (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
field trip (Los Angeles CA)
Flint Eastwood (Detroit MI)
Flower (New York NY)
Foie Gras (San Francisco CA)
Frijo (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Fuglar (Santiago CHILE)
Gallops (Wrexham UK-WALES)
Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto CANADA)
Graham Van Pelt (Toronto CANADA)
Grandchildren (Philadelphia PA)
Grivo (Austin TX)
Grupo Rebolu (Whitestone NY)
Gurr (Berlin GERMANY)
Haiku Hands (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Hard Proof (Austin TX)
Harry Edohoukwa (Dallas TX)
Honey Lung (London UK-ENGLAND)
I Know Leopard (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
I Mean Us (Taiwan TAIWAN)
Indianola (Nashville TN)
In Mirrors (Vancouver CANADA)
Irene Ntale (Kampala UGANDA)
Ivan Dorn (Kiev UKRAINE)
JayDaYoungan (Bogalusa LA)
Jealous of the Birds (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Jerry Paper (Los Angeles CA)
JM Stevens (Austin TX)
Joel Eel (Toronto CANADA)
Jona Camacho (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Jonathan Bree (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Jordan Moser (Austin TX)
Jo Schornikow (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Joshua Burnside (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Juan Celofán (Santiago CHILE)
Julie Odell (New Orleans LA)
Kagwe Mungai (Nairobi KENYA)
Kapil Seshasayee (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Katy Kirby (Spicewood TX)
Laura Misch (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lazy Day (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Lemons (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
LEX the Lexicon Artist (Taipei TAIWAN)
Liily (Los Angeles CA)
Living Hour (Winnipeg CANADA)
Lizzie and The Makers (New York NY)
Lord Esperanza (Paris FRANCE)
Los Gaiteros de Ovejas (Ovejas COLOMBIA)
Los Nastys (Madrid SPAIN)
Lucy Spraggan (Buxton UK-ENGLAND)
Mabiland (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Magic Potion (Stockholm SWEDEN)
The Mammoths (Austin TX)
Marta Pereira Da Costa (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Michael Olivera Group (Madrid SPAIN)
Million Miles (London UK-ENGLAND)
Missions (Los Angeles CA)
Moonwalks (Detroit MI)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Mr Eazi (Lagos NIGERIA)
The Muffinz (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Murray A. Lightburn (Montreal CANADA)
My Skin Against Your Skin (Taipei TAIWAN)
Nadine Shah (South Shields UK-ENGLAND)
Nancy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Natalia Norte (Iquique CHILE)
Native Sun (New York NY)
Natos Y Waor (Madrid SPAIN)
Novelist (London UK-ENGLAND)
NO WIN (Los Angeles CA)
Oddó (Santiago CHILE)
Odette (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Orions Belte (Bergen NORWAY)
Oscar Jerome (London UK-ENGLAND)
OTB Fastlane (Houston TX)
The Other End (Bergen NORWAY)
The Pearl Harts (London UK-ENGLAND)
Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers (Austin TX)
Pip Hall (Preston UK-ENGLAND)
Pleasure Jams (Brooklyn NY)
Powers Pleasant (Brooklyn NY)
Prism Bitch (Albuquerque NM)
Profligate (Los Angeles CA)
Public Practice (New York NY)
The Qualitons (Budapest HUNGARY)
Rascalton (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Rattletree (Austin TX)
Recycled J (Madrid SPAIN)
Regallily (Tokyo JAPAN)
Renick Bell (Tokyo JAPAN)
Rev Rev Rev (Modena ITALY)
Rose Droll (San Francisco CA)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
Sad Cops (Denton TX)
Salma Sky (Lusaka ZAMBIA)
Sam DeRosa (Poughkeepsie NY)
Sam Eagle (Colchester UK-ENGLAND)
Sam Fender (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
Schaffer the Darklord (New York NY)
Scott Yoder (Seattle WA)
Sebastian Romero (Mexico City MEXICO)
Seyi Shay (Lagos NIGERIA)
ShitKid (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Shy Boys (Kansas City MO)
The Sick Things (Montreal CANADA)
Single Lash (Austin TX)
Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn NY)
Smokey Brights (Seattle WA)
smut (Cincinnati OH)
The Snuts (Bathgate UK-SCOTLAND)
Soft as Snow (Oslo NORWAY)
Soft Kill (Portland OR)
Soge Culebra (Murcia SPAIN)
Sophie Auster (New York NY)
Sports Team (Harlesden UK-ENGLAND)
Squid (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon CAMEROON)
Stealing Sheep (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Stokoff (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Sudakistan (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Sulfur (Charlotte NC)
Sun June (Austin TX)
Superbody (Chattanooga TN)
Suzan Köcher (Solingen GERMANY)
Table Scraps (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Taco Mouth (Nashville TN)
Tais Alvarenga (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)
Tallies (Toronto CANADA)
Talos (Cork IRELAND)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
Tasha (Chicago IL)
Taylor Janzen (Winnipeg CANADA)
TEEN (Brooklyn NY)
Tennis System (Los Angeles CA)
Termination Dust (Anchorage AK)
the perfect me (Fukuoka JAPAN)
Thomas Amar-Aigbe (DJ Sose) (Lagos NIGERIA)
Thyla (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Tobi Lou (Chicago IL)
TOMKAT (Denton TX)
T-Rextasy (New York NY)
Tribal (Johannesurg SOUTH AFRICA)
Trupa Trupa (Gdansk POLAND)
Tyler Ramsey (Asheville NC)
Urban Hype (Lusaka ZAMBIA)
Vaarwell (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Vacations (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Vandoliers (Dallas TX)
Verneri Pohjola with Tuomo & Markus (Helsinki FINLAND)
Versus (New York NY)
Victoria Kimani (Nairobi KENYA)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
Wet Dreams (Oslo NORWAY)
whenyoung (Limerick IRELAND)
Whitney Ballen (Seattle WA)
William Elliott Whitmore (Lee County IA)
Wolf & Moon (Berlin GERMANY)
XIXA (Tucson AZ)
Yawners (Madrid SPAIN)
The Yawpers (Denver CO)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria NIGERIA)
The Young Something (Tampa FL)
Y O Y (Finale Emilia ITALY)
Yung Baby Tate (Atlanta GA)
The Zephyr Bones (Barcelona SPAIN)
Zona Tango (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)


Acharné (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Alexandra Cardenas (Berlin GERMANY)
Amanda Palmer (Boston MA)
Amaru Tribe (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Amyl & The Sniffers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Annabel Allum (Guildford UK-ENGLAND)
Arkansas Dave (Austin TX)
Art School Girlfriend (Wrexham UK-WALES)
audiobooks (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ayelle (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Bad Bad Hats (Minneapolis MN)
Bane’s World (Long Beach CA)
Baseball Gregg (Stockton CA)
Baywaves (Madrid SPAIN)
Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)
Berndsen (Reykjavik ICELAND)
The Beths (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Black Rheno (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Blood Cultures (Jersey NJ)
Bloods (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Blushing (Austin TX)
Body Type (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Bohemian Betyars (Miskolc HUNGARY)
Bones Garage (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Boy Azooga (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Breathe Panel (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow (Milwaukee WI)
Bror Gunnar Jansson (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Bubble Puppy (Austin TX)
Capsula (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Castlecomer (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Catherine Britt (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Cats On Trees (Toulouse FRANCE)
Ceramic Animal (Philadelphia PA)
Charli Adams (Nashville TN)
Charlie Belle (Austin TX)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin TX)
The Chills (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND)
Chkbns (Saint Petersburg RUSSIA)
Cilantro Boombox (Austin TX)
Cones (Los Angeles CA)
Creamer (Nashville TN)
Damien McFly (Padova ITALY)
Darkbird (Austin TX)
David Boring (Hong Kong CHINA)
David Keenan (Dundalk IRELAND)
Dawn Avenue (Mexico City MEXICO)
Death Bells (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Deeper (Chicago IL)
Diego Guerrero (Madrid SPAIN)
Drahla (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (Daegu SOUTH KOREA)
The Dunts (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Dwagie (Tainan TAIWAN)
Ecko (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Ellis (Hamilton CANADA)
el Tambor de la Tribu (Guatemala GUATEMALA)
Emily C. Browning (Christchurch NEW ZEALAND)
Emily Fairlight (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
eX-Girl (Planet Kero Kero JAPAN)
Ezra Collective (London UK-ENGLAND)
Faded Ghost (Shanghai CHINA)
Fanclub (Austin TX)
Feels (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Flohio (London UK-ENGLAND)
Foa (Eugene OR)
Fontaines D.C. (Dublin IRELAND)
Forever (Montreal CANADA)
French for Rabbits (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
French Vanilla (Los Angeles CA)
The Fur. (Taipei TAIWAN)
fuvk (Austin TX) Gaddafi Gals (Munich GERMANY)
Gaelynn Lea (Duluth MN)
Georgi Kay (Perth AUSTRALIA)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Goo Munday (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Grim Streaker (Brooklyn NY)
Gudrun Gut (Berlin GERMANY)
Gustavo Casas y Los Que Buscan (Caracas VENEZUELA)
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra (Montreal CANADA)
Hala (Detroit MI)
Hans. (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Hayden Pedigo (Amarillo TX)
Hazey Eyes (Philadelphia PA)
Her’s (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Her Skin (Modena ITALY)
Hickeys (Madrid SPAIN)
Hot Flash Heat Wave (San Francisco CA)
Husky Loops (London UK-ENGLAND)
I’m Glad It’s You (Redlands CA)
I am waiting for you last summer (Ryazan RUSSIA)
Jackie Bristow (Gore NEW ZEALAND)
Jambinai (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Jazzy Amra (The Bronx NY)
Joe Armon-Jones (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jonathan (Rijeka CROATIA)
JonZ (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Kabul Dreams (Kabul AFGHANISTAN)
Kandle (Victoria CANADA)
Kidsmoke (Wrexham UK-WALES)
King Kaka (Nairobi KENYA)
King Kanja (Kensington MD)Kite (Jessheim NORWAY)
The Klitz (Memphis TN)
Kofi Black (Staten Island NY)
KOLARS (Los Angeles CA)
Koran Streets (Berkeley CA)
L3ON (Benito Juárez MEXICO)
La Mojarra Electrica (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Laura Carbone (Berlin GERMANY)
Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers (Chicago IL)
Laurel (London UK-ENGLAND)
Leyla McCalla (New Orleans LA)
Linying (Singapore SINGAPORE)
Lion Heights (Austin TX)
Litany (Harrogate UK-ENGLAND)
Locate S,1 (Athens GA)
Lost Under Heaven (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Louis Prince (Nashville TN)
Lowly (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lucia Tacchetti (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Lucy Lu (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lunar Vacation (Atlanta GA)
Madge (Los Angeles CA)
Madison Cunningham (Orange County CA)
Magnolian (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Mamalarky (Los Angeles CA)
Marina Maximilian (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Mauskovic Dance Band (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Maybe April (Nashville TN)
Mikal kHill (Charlotte NC)
MIKNNA (Los Angeles CA)
Mirella Cesa (Guayaquil ECUADOR)
Moira Mack (Madison WI)
Moritz Simon Geist (Dresden GERMANY)
My Life as Ali Thomas (Bangkok THAILAND)
Naiboi (Nairobi KENYA)
Nerija (London UK-ENGLAND)
New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
The Ninth Wave (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Nsimbi (Los Angeles CA)
The O’My’s (Chicago IL)
Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
ORI (Jerusalem ISRAEL)
Otis Wilkins (Austin TX)
Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN)
Palberta (New York NY)
Palo Duro (Austin TX)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Phy (Nairobi KENYA)
PNTHN (San Marcos TX)
Polyplastic (Los Angeles CA)
PowerSolo (Aarhus DENMARK)
Private Island (Los Angeles CA)
Puerto Arena (Montería COLOMBIA)
Puma Blue (London UK-ENGLAND)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
The Rain Within (Charlottesville VA)
Raquel (Boston MA)
Reptaliens (Portland OR)
Riley (New York NY)
Rob Markman (Brooklyn NY)
Ruby Rushton (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ruth Koleva (Sofia BULGARIA)
Sarah Tandy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Say Sue Me (Busan SOUTH KOREA)
Seán Barna (Brooklyn NY)
Seratones (Shreveport LA)
Shadowparty (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
The Sha La Das (New York NY)
Skegss (Byron Bay AUSTRALIA)
Slow Caves (Denver CO)
Slow Pulp (Madison WI)
Sneaks (Baltimore MD)
Sofie Winterson (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Soft Streak (Los Angeles CA)
SONTALK (Nashville TN)
Sphynx (Austin TX)
Stealth (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Steve’n’Seagulls (Jyväskylä FINLAND)
Subhi (Chicago IL)
Summer Cannibals (Portland OR)
Swallow the Rat (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Sweet Crude (New Orleans LA)
Swervedriver (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Tamino (Antwerp BELGIUM)
Theodore (Athens GREECE)
Tia Gostelow (Mackay AUSTRALIA)
Tirman Kid (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Tomar and the FCs (Austin TX)
Trudy and the Romance (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Twin Tribes (Brownsville TX)
Twist (Toronto CANADA)
Unge Ferrari (Oslo NORWAY)
UPSAHL (Phoenix AZ)
Viagra Boys (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Viva Non (Winnipeg CANADA)
Vlad Holiday (Jersey City NJ)
Warm Drag (Los Angeles CA)
Warmduscher (London UK-ENGLAND)
Warm Human (Chicago IL)
Weakened Friends (Portland ME)
Westerman (London UK-ENGLAND)
Western Youth (Austin TX)
Whyte Horses (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
William Harries Graham (Austin TX)
William Wild (Knoxville TN)
Willie J Healey (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Wyclef Jean (New York NY)
XETAS (Lockhart TX)
yahyel (Tokyo JAPAN)
Yorka (Santiago CHILE)
Yussef Dayes (London UK-ENGLAND)

Check out Haiku Hands’ ‘Not About You’:

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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