Expect some extraordinary upcoming talent from one of the festival's most diverse showcases.
Austin's 2015 SXSW Festival draws ever nearer, with a line-up already rich in upcoming talent and vibrant diversity. There's something for everyone at this iconic citywide musical celebration, and nothing encompasses that more than Hype Machine's Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat spot.
Hype Hotel is set to return to SXSW for 2015
Now heading into its fourth year, we can expect Hype Hotel to be full of yet more talented new bands and artists for 2015. Selected by a variety of different music blogs, the line-up is awash with the very best of all genres including indie, rock, pop, electronic, rap and R&B, who entertain fans of different ages and cultures for five days during the event, which this year takes place from March 17th to 22nd.
2014 saw around 30,000 festival goers enjoying some incredible artists who went on to release some seminal albums later in the year. Among them were LA singer BANKS, Brooklyn indie pop band Haerts, and from across the pond London's soul collective Jungle and garage duo Gorgon City, as well as German DJ Tensnake and chart-topping Australian electronic artist Chet Faker. Not to mention, of course, Grammy nominated Irish singer Hozier, whose subsequent self-titled debut album went to number 2 in the US.
Hozier was a stand-out act at SXSW 2014
Performing alongside them were more established artists such as; Kelis, Gary Numan, all-female Sub Pop band Dum Dum Girls and Florida punk rockers Against Me!, and bands that had more recently been making names for themselves like electro-funk two-piece Chromeo, alt-pop trio London Grammar and indie rock band The 1975. Then there's the likes of London alt. rock quartet Wolf Alice and former Kid British singer Bipolar Sunshine who are still yet to grace us with a full-length album release.
Previous years were equally overflowing with musical virtuosos and trailblazers, with everyone from Disclosure and Rudimental to Toro Y Moi and Foxes entertaining fans back in 2013. And, with each year getting better and better, we sincerely cannot wait for what Hype Hotel have in store for us for 2015.
This year, Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat at SXSW will be sponsored by Mazda. Get more information on Hype Hotel here.