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Huge Australian Lineup at SxSW. WA? Not So Much.

growl0146 Antipodean artists are locked in to perform at Austin’s prestigious South by Southwest Music festival And Conferences, joining over 2000 bands from more than 50 countries. Among those tapped are such luminaries as Angus and Julia Stone, Gossling and The Preatures. However, the Western Australian contingent is a bit on the thin side, with only The Chevelles and The Growl making the grade. Although more than 20 additional invited Australian performers have yet to confirm their acceptance and it’s entirely possible that more local acts will be on the final roster, the ratio does seem a bit off kilter to us. Still, top marks to The Chevelles, The Growl and all the other Aussie and New Zealand acts, who will no doubt leave the environs of Austin looking like a bad day at Lone Pine.

Australian Bands @ SxSW 2014

The Preatures (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Griswolds (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Jungle Giants (New Farm AUSTRALIA)

The Kite String Tangle (Strathpine AUSTRALIA)

Miami Horror (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Mt Warning (Strawberry Hills AUSTRALIA)

Owl Eyes (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Reptiles (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Seekae (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Sheppard (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

The John Steel Singers (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Angus and Julia Stone (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Strange Talk (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Vancouver Sleep Clinic (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Wave Racer (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Creases (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Mia Dyson (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

DZ Deathrays (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)

Favored Nations (Adelaide AUSTRALIA)

Gang Of Youths (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

High Tension (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Indian Summer (Cheltenham AUSTRALIA)