In the past month, we’ve had some absolutely terrific photography from our team of NME snappers. So here, for your pleasure, are the finest shots of bands including Drenge, Chlöe Howl, Perfect Pussy, Fat White Family and Tyler, The Creator from this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Drenge’s Eoin and Rory Loveless get, er, acquainted with a pig. Jenn Five/NME
Singer-songwriter Chlöe Howl wins the hallowed ‘Best T-Shirt At SXSW’ competition. Jenn Five/NME
The Districts take advantage of Austin’s nifty public transport. Jenn Five/NME
Lady Gaga mingles with her fans. Jenn Five/NME
Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves: the ultimate punk badass . Jenn Five/NME
Coach Whips get up close and personal with the crowd during their SXSW set. Pooneh Ghana/NME
Destruction Unit onstage. They’ll be teaming up with Merchandise for a Record Store Day release this year. Pooneh Ghana/NME
Tourbus larks with Nashville troupe Diarrhea Planet . Angelina Castillo/NME
The ever well turned-out Fat White Family, chilling out backstage at SXSW.
Who can leap highest? US garage-folkie Juan Wauters goes first. Not bad… Wilson Lee/NME
But alas! He is trumped by neo-punks and Michael Jordan-impersonators The Garden. Wilson Lee/NME
Tyler, The Creator onstage: he was arrested at this year’s festival for allegedly inciting a riot. Wilson Lee/NME