10 SXSW Acts Poised To Become The Next Big Thing


From R&B casanovas to Japanese synth gods

Another year, another crop of SXSW buzz bands to trawl through, in hope, of finding the next big thing. Literally thousands of artists are descending on Austin this week, and keeping track of who’s hot and who’s hot garbage is a difficult task. Fortunately, we’ve got a short list of the top ten artists to watch out for, from R&B casanovas to Japanese synth gods. Click through the gallery for our picks, and, remember, you heard it here first.

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Jean Deaux
Few people could take the experience of never knowing their father and turn it into a dance floor banger. Jean Deaux is one of them. Fresh off “Father Time”, the inaugural release on Downtown Singles Club, the Chicago R&B queen is taking SXSW by storm, playing the festival’s first all-female showcase. She’s also manning our Snapchat for the weekend, so add us to check out her adventures.

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