It’s day 3 of SXSW Sydney and the iconic Harbour City is playing host to the most innovative minds, emerging technologies, and avant-garde music acts.
Every corner of the area around Sydney’s Darling Harbour, resonates with the sounds of SXSW. The air is filled with a blend of indie rock, electronic, folk, and global rhythms, turning the city into a vast, harmonious melting pot of music.
Racing through the pulsating heart of SXSW, I weave my way from one venue to another, camera in tow, determined to capture the raw energy of each act on stage. Check out the diverse musicians that I saw today.
First up at the Pumphouse is Rett Smith, delighting the audience with his garage rock and cool demeanour.
The Tiarras are three sisters of Mexican-American heritage who are here with their dad. Their music is a vibrant mix of rock, Latin, pop, soul, reggae and blues.
Alter Boy are a queerlectro pop band from Perth. The band is comprised of three Deaf/Hard of Hearing members. They blow the crowd at the Courtyard away with their beguiling sound and cool attitude.
Tulliah is about to release her debut album and we are very lucky to hear some tracks from it. Strumming a guitar, her melodies forge an instant connection with an appreciative crowd.
Shady Nasty deliver a raucous set blending alternative punk and contemporary hip-hop.
Brisbane’s Dean Brady, is backed by a fantastic band and gets the crowd grooving with his funky R&B vibes.
Next up is Young Henry’s Rock & Roll Circus, in which a selection of rocks classics are covered by an all-star line-up of musicians.
Zsa Zsa is from Eora/Sydney, their music muses on love, gender, trauma and care, which is complemented beautifully by dusk setting in behind them.
Sorry are from North London, they play a packed out Soda Factory. The genre-bending outfit showcase their versatility and live up to their reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative acts in the contemporary UK music scene.