Franz Ferdinand is touring for their 2018 album Always Ascending and it’s fitting for the wave of fans who are still clamoring for more from the Scottish based indie rock favorites. They’ve been an international success since their debut single “Take Me Out” flooded every form of media in 2004.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard Lola Marsh’s song “Wishing Girl” it starts with whistling and a ukulele. It’s whimsical and catchy and will be stuck in your head for days. Lola Marsh consists of Yael and Gil and the duo is just as enchanting as their music. They came to Austin all the way from Israel for SXSW and we started with an intricate discussion on Texas culture. They talked about when “y’all” was appropriate to use, visiting local bar The White Horse, and Yael’s opossum sighting.
Not often would you find an artist as open and honest about their music as Ella Vos. Her ethereal aesthetic and uptempo pop beat make you feel like you’re entering into a psychedelic Californian dream, all backed by lyrics that empower and encourage women everywhere.
Sydney Alton’s sweet voice could captivate any listener, her covers have been going viral and it’s clear that it’s taking her places. I talked to Sydney about her big move to LA, what inspires her, and her best advice for getting into music.
I was beyond nervous to talk to LP, I’ve been almost obsessively listening to her album Lost On You since it came out. I say this without hesitation, it is my favorite album this year and it would take a lot to knock it down. I was so excited to see her at Hangout Fest that I made my friend wait with me for two hours in the burning heat at 2 p.m. because I just HAD to be front and center. It was an amazing performance, LP delivering those crazy vocals flawlessly,twirling her microphone in the air and casting a spell over the entire audience. I was mesmerized.