In between showcasing their wares, running around the streets of Austin, and just trying to find somewhere to park, we cornered some of SXSW 2018‘s must-see acts and made them pose nicely for our camera. Below, find your favourite new artists mingling, like Post Animal, Snail Mail, and Uni, with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Albert Hammond Jr, who’ve long secured their places as legends.
Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan is rising so fast she’s all ablur.
New York glam-rockers Uni strike a pose.
Even after a whole week of sweaty shows and dragging gear around Austin, Hinds are still the happiest people alive.
Tinashe found herself a hot new whip during her SXSW trip.
Noah Cyrus takes a little break down by the river.
Everyone’s favourite global collective brings some glitter to Austin’s grunge.
Are Sunflower Bean excited for the release of their second album ‘Twentytwo In Blue’? Julia Cumming certainly seems so.
8Chelsea Manning and Pussy Riot
Just Chelsea Manning hanging out with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova after the latter’s show, NBD.
Andrew WK is clearly psyched to be back at SXSW.
In between wowing the SXSW crowds, Goat Girl went on the hunt for precious rarities.
Aussie newcomer Stella Donnelly does her best ragdoll impression.
LA’s latest rock newcomers give us their best ‘what are you looking at?’ stares.
Chicago rock’n’rollers Post Animal huddle up.
Just in case you didn’t realise how bright Soccer Mommy’s future is, let these ribbons give you an idea.
Not even the Texan heat will mess with Pale Waves’ commitment to goth.
SXSW or the Upside Down? Sloppy Jane gives us supernatural looks on the steps of a church.
Metz give us their best side – or maybe they’re just trying to avoid the various smells of the Austin alley we met them in.
Pictured: a rare moment to sit down and take a breather for one of SXSW 2018’s most talked about bands.
19Albert Hammond Jr
Chilling with the ever smiley Albert Hammond Jr.
You’d be smiling this much too if you were a disco legend.