Annual new music festival SXSW is over for another year and what a week it was. From secret shows to new discoveries, every day was jam-packed with the finest music from across the world. NME photographer Jenn Five hunted down a whole heap of the bands in attendance, gave them a break from playing endless runs of gigs and snapped their photos on hotel balconies, in amongst the foliage and on the busy streets of Austin. Here’s some of the best shots she captured amongst the hustle and bustle of America’s premier new music bash, featuring everyone from Crystal Castles to Peaches, Dilly Dally to Oscar.
We don’t know much about Crystal Castles’ new member Edith, but she sure knows how to steal the attention from bandmate Ethan.
Blaenavon get a sneaky snap with Austin’s local police department.
The ladies of Bleached find somewhere tranquil to relax away from the carnage of the festival.
Charli XCX pulls her hair like she just doesn’t care after nailing it at her Hype Hotel gig. Read more about her incredible performance with SOPHIE.
Former Smith Westerns man Cullen Omori just hanging out pre-show.
Dunno if you can tell, but SXSW first timers Diet Cig are really happy to be in Austin…
A rare moment of rest for a very busy Dilly Dally.
Joe Jonas and his pals DNCE stay still just long enough to grab a new squad photo.
As much as Honduras wish it would, this concrete cylinder isn’t about to magically turn into a hot tub. Better luck next time, boys.
Jake Bugg in classic Jake Bugg mode, here – calm and pensive, and with a pretty intense stare.
LA musician Kitten strikes a pose next to the dirtiest, rustiest van she can find.
Hey MSTRKRFT, the spectacular view of downtown Austin is behind you.
Mickey Mouse print clothes and bright colours mean this must be London’s most colourful and fun musician out here, Oscar.
We don’t know what Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman is eyeing up here, but it’s certainly bringing a smile to his face.
Santigold might be making her return to SXSW here, but she’s obviously pretty laidback about it all.
Sunflower Bean find a graveyard to hang out next to between playing their mammoth 11 shows.
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, aka The Kills, use each other to stay upright after a busy week.
No pre-show nerves for Peaches, as she grabs a big glass of booze and just hangs loose.
White Lung try to camouflage themselves against their surroundings and it nearly works.
Madrid quarter, Hinds played Pandora’s Discovery Den at The Gatsby.