Posts tagged SXSW
All Our Exes Live In Texas. The four women having the most rollicking good time with the sweetest of harmonies.

There is nothing quite like well placed harmonies - voices that compliment each other in emotion and tone. It's rare and it's so satisfying when you hear it. Harmonies aren't super common in mainstream contemporary music. Enter country/folk group All Our Exes Live In Texas. Four women - Hannah Crofts, Georgia Mooney, Elana Stone, and Katie Wighton - who have come together with their guitar, ukuleles and mandolin, and added their sweet voices and harmonies for days, weeks, years. And everyone is paying attention. All Our Exes Live In Texas are super gifted musicians, great friends and seem to having a heck of a time doing what they love. Band member Georgia Mooney gave Music Love this interview speaking about their time at SXSW, their new album, how they formed and their unusual name.

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Wilsn is one of the finest soul artists and best vocalists in Australia.

In the very early days of the conception of Music Love, Shannon Busch AKA Wilsn was top of mind. She is one of Australia's best vocalists and soul artists and is to be celebrated. Wilsn is about to head to SXSW to showcase her soul to the world. Her songs and her voice are breathtakingly fine, and her commitment and dedication to mastering her craft are inspirational. Her EP is called Don't Give It Up. One listen and it quickly becomes apparent that Shannon was born to sing and write soul. Growing up in a musical family, listening to the greats, singing in the church choir, and then going on to study jazz after school have all been steps along Shannon's musical pathway and a great foundation for the music she is making today. Shannon will stay in the States, in Nashville and LA after her SXSW showss - she's just signed a management deal with Seth Friedman (Natasha Bedingfield, Will.I.Am, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend), a co-publishing deal with labels in Australia and the US and is killing it. Before Shannon leaves, she took some time to chat with Music Love about soul music in Australia and her long list of favourite Australian women in music.

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Kate Bradley and Liz Thomas were sick of hiring gear, so created a brand new musical equipment crowdsource space called Everywhere Roadie.

Being an independent musician is expensive. Often the cost of performing is equal to, or in some cases, greater than, the money you get at the end of the night. The overheads mount up. Line items like gear hire, photographers, petrol, van hire, accommodation if you are out of town, and so on and so forth. One day two musicians from Melbourne got sick and tired of breaking the bank to perform. So they came up with an idea called Everywhere Roadie, a website where you can locally and cost effectively crowdsource everything from an amp to a camera. It's so wonderfully simple, it's nothing short of genius, and it's hard to believe no one else has thought of it. Launched in June 2016, Everywhere Roadie is now being delightfully hit up by happy musicians in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Kate and Liz are headed to music festival South by Southwest as one of twenty music start ups chosen to showcase their ideas, and the two took some time before they leave for Austin, Texas to tell Music Love all about Everywhere Roadie.

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PLAYLIST: Australian women at SXSW, Austin, Texas 2017

From March 10-19, some 2,000 acts will descend upon Austin, Texas to showcase their music. This year, 24 Australian women will have their chance to woo and wow industry heavyweights at South by Southwest, a place where the likes of John Mayer, Bon Iver, Feist, Norah Jones, Katy Perry and Hanson made a solid name for themselves, and where last year, a keynote address was given by none other than the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, and the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The festival is getting bigger every year with performances historically given by Lady Gaga and Willow Smith. Who knows what will happen? For now celebrate Australian women headed to the deep south. Songs by Vera Blue, Alex Lahey, Julia Jacklin, Middle Kids, Tkay Maizda, Wilsn, Gabriella Cohen, Woodes, Elsz, Beth Brown, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Starley, Phantastic Ferniture, Sui Zhen, Coconut Kids, Totally Mild and The Heart Collectors

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