Final chapter of my guide to SXSW 2011 posts. I might do a 5 artists to watch out for at SXSW post or we might give you something special leading up to something else really special that involves a mixtape and artists you might not have heard of but you will like once you do.
While I’m deciding that, here’s best T-Z artists from SXSW 2011 Torrent with one artist who starts with a number.
Thee Attacks is a Scandanavian band with a classic rock sound. If your in Austin, they are playing tonight!
Thee Attacks – Love In Disguise
The best artists I have discovered from this SXSW 2011 torrent have been ones from Australia. Australian Punk rockers The ThoughtCriminals have been around since 1977 and take the name from one of my favorite novels, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In 1981 these guys disbanded but formed back up in the 21st century to create new awesome music!
The ThoughtCriminas – Radical Ish
Tokyo Sex Destruction describes themselves as a soul/punk band. I think they have a great sound, remind me a bit of older rock with soul/pop elements.
Tokyo Sex Destruction – The Sounds from your soul
TroubleSum is a hip-hop/R&B group from Houston. Some female rap and female vocals that are solid and some male rapping which is ok. The instrumentals are dope, the chorus is catchy, this should be played in the club.
TroubleSum – Rather Be Alone
I love The Vaudeville Smash in how they have this great retro funky instrumentals with more contemporary vocals. This gets a 5-star for the title and the funny lyrics.
The Vaudeville Smash – Drunken Cowgirl
Alabama rock and roll band Vulture Whale has a catchy rocking sound. I love the groove of this song.
VULTURE WHALE – Hey Midas, That’s Fantastic
One of the few hard rock songs I heard that I enjoyed on this torrent was from We Are The Ocean. Rarely heard any screaming crap from this UK band and the chorus is so catchy with the harmonized vocals telling you to “get up get up woah oh oh oh”.
We Are The Ocean – Lucky Ones
The Wonderful Sound of Induce! sounds so similar to Prince and guess what, I funky love it! Love the funky instrumentals and the vocals are nice too.
The Wondeful Sound of Induce! – Love Letter 2 U
This is the first artist we have written about from South Africa. Zubz has this catchy hip-hop feel to his music and “Part Time Lover – Full Time Freak” is a great song. 5-star!
Zubz – Part Time Lover – Full Time Freek
Lastly we got 4th Pyramid with “It’s So Hot” featuring Greg Nice & Cosmo Baker. I’m pretty sure one of the people in this song is also on Cartoon Network’s show Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Even if I’m wrong with that, this song is still got a catchy old school funk line with some dope beats and the rapping is pretty good too.
4th Pyramid – It’s So Hot Ft. Greg Nice & Cosmo Baker