|Anyone remotely interested in music can’t have missed that South by Southwest (in Austin, Texas, US) is taking place in a couple of weeks. Every year I’ve looked at the line-up and sighed, wanting to go to, since there are usually about a million great bands playing. This year they’ve got a bunch of great Swedish artists performing there, but also some less great. Here’s a list of the good ones:
The Concretes – always cosy!
Jens Lekman – best Swedish artist in the world!
Lykke Li – best new Swedish female artist!
The LK – underrated and overlooked, and fantastic!
Peter Moren – Peter from Peter, Bjorn and John. Not a big fan of PB&J but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s produced some amazing music lately.
Robyn – everyone’s favourite Swedish electro artist!
Shout Out Louds – everyone’s favourite Swedish quirky indie rockers!
The Tough Alliance – everyone’s favourite Swedish electro duo!
And these are the not so very good Swedish bands playing SXSW in 2008:
Avatar – some metal …
Graveyard – boring bluesy rock
Ida Maria – not a fan
Kristoffer Ragnstam – dull singer / songwriter
Sabaton – hilarious old school heavy metal - listen to "Attero Dominatus"
The Soundtrack of Our Lives – not my cup of tea
Tiger Lou – he’s ok, just a bit boring