SXSW's British invasion: 4 bands to hear from across the pond

From soulful crooning to smooth electro-sounds: These are UK artists to watch whether you are in Austin or not

By Sarah Gray
March 11, 2014 6:40PM (UTC)
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This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Since this first "British invasion" there has been a steady stream of amazing music coming from the United Kingdom. This year at SXSW is no exception. Along with British pop star Charli XCX, four newer bands are creating a buzz around Austin. Even you can't be at the film/tech/music extravaganza here's what you should hear:

London Grammar (Playing on Thursday, March 13):


Jungle (Playing on Tuesday, March 11):

Glass Animals (Playing on Thursday, March 13):

Woman's Hour (Playing on Friday, March 14)

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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