April 4th, 2021

April Sun

April 16 – May 2, 2021

ST Kilda Triangle, Melbourne

https://www.facebook.com/AprilSunAU/

https://www.livenation.com.au/festival/april-sun-tickets

For 4 weekends Australia rocks to an outdoor festival. It features G Flip, Sycco, , Marcia Hines, Eves Karysas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kee’ahn and more

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March 10th, 2021

SXSW 2021

March 14-20, 2021

https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/music/

This year SXSW is online. The line-up is still impressive.  Featured speakers include Queen Latifah, Chiquis, Mark Mothersbaugh, Wyclef Jean, Andrew Bird, Mary J. Blige, Carole King, Demi Lovato to name a few. Showcasing artists come range from K-Pop, punk rock, rap and more. Here are some of our recommendations.

Awich – Japanese Rapper Awich released her debut EP Partition in 2020. Her singles include “Bad Bad” and “Shook Shook”

http://awich.jp/

Baby Queen –  South African Born, London based pop singer Bella Latham released her Medicine EP last year. Singles include “These Drugs”, “Want Me”, and “Raw Thoughts.”

https://www.instagram.com/queenofthebabies/

Belako – This Spanish band latest album is Plastic Drama. This quartet is a touring band playing everything from San Sebastian Jazz Fest to Sala Apollo. They are part of the Sounds of Spain showcase.

https://belakoband.com/

Br3nya –  London rapper who made a mark in 2018 with the single “Good Food.” New singles include “Bezerk” and “Plenty (Too Trendy)”

https://www.instagram.com/br3nya/?hl=en

Dead Pony – This Glasgow 2 piece is known for singles “Speak of the Devil”, and “23, Never Me.”

https://www.deadponyband.com/

Ego Ella May – This London artist released her debut album Honey For Wounds in 2020. Her singles include “Girls Don’t Always Sing About Boys”, and “Give A Little.”

https://www.instagram.com/egoellamay/?hl=en

Enno Cheng –  Enno Cheng is an institution. She is an author, playwright, screenwriter, actress and singer-songwriter from Taiwan. She formed the band Chocolate Tiger. She is now known for her solo albums.

 https://www.facebook.com/ennocheng

Jealous – Paz, Adi & Uri make up this German 3-piece who have a retro rock sound that is part lounge, and part psychedelia. Their single “What’s Your Damage” was released in 2019.

https://www.instagram.com/we.are.jealous/

Ninajirachi & Kota Banks – This Australian duo released True North in 2020. There latest single is “Secretive!.”

https://www.instagram.com/ninajirachi/

Kee’ahn –Kee’ahn is a proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadth Kes song woman With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to play. In 2020 she released her single “Better Things.” She is part of the Close Up: A Sounds Australia Showcase.

https://www.keeahn.com/

NekoJam – This Taiwan all women band is pop electronic music.

https://www.facebook.com/nekojamband

Otoboke Beaver – Otoboke Beaver is a punk rock band from Kyoto. Their latest album is Itekoma Hits. Their latest single is “Dirty Old Fart Is Waiting for My Reaction”

 https://www.instagram.com/otobokebeaver/

Paupière – This Montreal duo is Julia Daigle and Pierre-Luc Begin. They special is “neo romantic” songs that mix synth-pop with 60’s French style. “Coeur monarque” is their latest single.

https://www.facebook.com/paupieremusic/

sogumm – sohumm is a South Korean R & B and soul artist. She recently collaborated with DJ Wegun. South Korea Pop

https://www.instagram.com/sogumm/?hl=en

Wavy The Creator – Jennifer Ejoke, professionally known as Wavy the Creator, is a recording artist, photographer, fashion designer and film-maker, born in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and raised in the United States. She is best known for her song “H.I.G.H”

https://www.instagram.com/wavythecreator/?hl=en

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