The Ettes blast through set at SXSW

Broken strings don't deter the trio

The Ettes performed to a packed house at the NME party at Wave in Austin tonight (March 15), on the home stretch of the three-day party.

Bringing their fast-paced brand of rock to the stage at 9pm, the trio performed 11 songs, a selection of which were taken from their new vinyl-only album ‘Look At Life Again Soon’.

Singer Coco Hames was clearly grateful at the large numbers that turned out to see them saying “I know there’s a lot of stuff you guys could be doing with your time right now and I just want to say thank you. And thanks to NME for having us.”


Bassist Jem Cohen battled through the set with a broken string until Hames asked him “Do you want my guitar and I’ll play tambourine or something? That busted bass is really boring me!”

The band managed to get the crowd involved in a mass clap-a-long during ‘We Repel Each Other’ bringing their super-fast set to a close.

The Ettes played:

‘I Get Mine’




‘Dead Gone’


‘Crown Of Age’

‘It Aint You’

‘Chilled Hidebound Hearts’

‘No More Surprises’

‘I Heard Tell’

‘We Repel Each Other’

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