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Sundara Karma: SXSW 2017

One of the many British guitar bands making a big mark at this year's SXSW is Reading's Sundara Karma, a rock quartet that aims for arena-worthy anthems on their arresting 2017 debut album, Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect. As a live act, they're equally impressive and FUV was happy to catch up to Sundara Karma at SXSW 2017 for an intimate duo performance at Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas.

The Wild Reeds: SXSW 2017

The countrified lilt of classic Laurel Canyon folk rock can be discerned in the lush, slow-burning songs of the Los Angeles trio The Wild Reeds, but there's far more brewing in their tender-but-tough music, as you can hear in this FUV Live performance from Austin's Hotel San Jose during SXSW 2017.

Charly Bliss: SXSW 2017

Connecticut-bred, NYC-based four-piece Charly Bliss have been a super-fun live good time for more than a few years.  They’re set to release their full-length debut album, Guppy, in April. Leave it to FUV to catch up to a New York band in the middle of Austin, Texas, but we did, from Hotel San Jose during SXSW.

Slow Dancer: SXSW 2017

Melbourne’s Simon Okley goes by the alias Slow Dancer, a snippet of lyric from his 2014 debut, Surrender. But we wouldn’t be surprised if he’d adopted the name from a dusty Boz Scaggs album: His music has a similar dreamy quality, with smooth vocals over a subtle groove. We were very glad to catch up to Okley for a mini Slow Dancer session for FUV Live at Hotel San Jose in Austin during this year's SXSW.

Holly Macve: SXSW 2017

Raised in Galway and Yorkshire, Brighton-based singer and songwriter Holly Macve transcends those Irish-English roots for the pastoral hills of Tennessee on her debut album, Golden Eagle. We were instantly enchanted by this gifted young musician when she visited FUV's outpost at Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2017.

FUV at SXSW 2016 Wrap Up

Every year, SXSW brings together more artists in one area than a festival goer could possibly hope to see, but part of the fun is to try to catch as much live music and discover as many new artists as you can. The trick is to pace yourself, not get carried away with a schedule, and to be open to anything and everything.

Billie Marten: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, Team FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. North Yorkshire's Billie Marten is only 16 years old, but her ferociously fragile folk rock, found on her powerful EPs, Ribbon (2014) and As Long As (2015), reveals a sage and perceptive soul.

Declan McKenna: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. Singer and songwriter Declan McKenna released his first single "Brazil" when he was just 16 and won Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition last year.

MUNA: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. The Los Angeles trio MUNA skitters between synthpop and R&B, all with a darkly beguiling cast.

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