SXSW- Music, Film and Interactive : The Artists Explain


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Jake Bugg:”Fill my head with the future, fill my eyes with the sky”

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Jake may just be only eighteen but his musical voice and soul has a dose of music legends such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Donovan, Don Mclean and Oasis flowing through him. He displays maturity beyond his years and it can be heard on his self-titled debut album. Jake’s vocal ability is undeniable; he has an amazing voice and he is a talented songwriter. Jake Bugg supported Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Belsonic Music Festival, he appeared on Jools Holland, BBC radio, and of course released his debut self-titled album in October 2012 which reached number one on the U.K album charts. Following all of these events Jake won Best Breakthrough Act at the 2012 UK Festival Awards and he is now among the nominees for the British Breakthrough Act 2013. Jake Bugg has a great future ahead of him; he is definitely an artist on the rise. To find out more about Jake Bugg and upcoming tour dates check out this link:jakebugg

Gary Clark Jr: “You gonna know my name by the end of the night well”


Blak and Blu is the debut studio album by Gary Clark Jr., which was released on October 22, 2012. The soul, voice, emotions, and life behind each song on Blak and Blu is nothing short than amazing. It is clear to see that Gary Clark Jr. is one with his music.  To find out more about this amazing artist check out this link:garyclarkjr

Artist of the Day


Kendrick Lamar is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. “Good kid, m.A.A.d city” is the major label debut studio album by Kendrick and was released on October 22, 2012, under Top Dawg, Aftermath, and Interscope Records. On “Good kid, m.A.A.d city”, Kendrick gives listeners a deeply personal “day in the life” account of the deep space of  his Compton life, and whatever he was going through during that time. He expressed his thoughts, feelings, and emotions throughout the enitre album. The title of the album primarily refers to Kendrick’s innocence while growing up in Compton. He revealed that m.A.A.d is a acronym with two meanings, my.Angry.Adolesnece.divided & my.Angel’s.on.Angel.dust.  Kendrick said,“That was me. I got laced. The reason why I don’t smoke and it’s in the album. It’s in the story. It was just me getting my hands on the wrong thing at the wrong time, being oblivious to it”. The reception of Kendrick and his debut album has been great and the hard work that he has put into making this album has surely been worth the wait. Below are the standard and deluxe versions of the album’s cover art. To find out more about Kendrick Lamar click this link:kendricklamar

NIKI & THE DOVE:”You can’t keep me down, I am done, I am furious”


Niki & The Dove are a Swedish trio from Stockholm. The group consists of Malin Dahlström,Gustaf Karlöf  and Magnus Böqvist. The trio had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, in which they finished in fifth place. Their debut album entitled, “Instinct”, was released on May 14, 2012. It took Niki & the Dove over two years to make “Instinct”, and the effort shows. It is a really great album. They have their own style, they are great live performers and great to listen to. To find out more about Niki & the Dove check out this link:nikiandthedove

Get to know Band

Little Dragon

Little Dragon are a Swedish electronic band, formed in Gothenburg in 1996. The band consists of Yukimi Nagano,Erik Bodin, Fredrik Källgren Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand. They have a sound of their own and just by listening to their new single “sunshine”, this band is determined to keep putting out great music. If you want to find out more about Little Dragon visit this link:little-dragon

Artist of the Day

Bat for Lashes

“The Haunted Man” is the upcoming third studio album by English recording artist Bat for Lashes. It is set to be released on 15 October 2012. The album’s artwork was photographed by American photographer Ryan McGinley, and features Bat for Lashes naked carrying an equally naked man on her back .The album’s first single “Laura” was released on 24 July 2012 and it expresses so much passion, emotion, love, and feeling. The song on the whole is just beautiful and Musicologistblog believes that the album will be just as great.If you want to find out more about Bat for Lashes check out this link:batforlashes


Get to know Artist

Lianne La Havas

If you don’t know Lianne La Havas, the young lady with a beautiful voice and songs that convey emotion, humour, love and relationship now you do! Half-Greek, half-Jamaican and London-born, she has brought something fresh to the current music scene. “Is your Love Big Enough” is the debut studio album by Lianne La Havas. It was recently released on 9 July 2012 and peaked to number 4 on the UK chart. She opened for Erykah Badu at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Stevie Wonder attended her latest gig in L.A. She is Musicologistblog’s Get to know Artist! If you want to find out more about Lianne La Havas check out this Link:liannelahavas


Artist of the Day

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette is one of Musicologistblog favourite music artists. “Havoc and Bright Lights” is the eighth studio album by Alanis Morissette. The album is scheduled for release on August 28, 2012; which means it’s in stores today! Her voice is amazing; her words flow and fit the music eloquently on “Havoc and Bright Lights”.

Band of the Day

Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra is an amazing band! To find out more about them, check out this link:themanchesterorchestra

Get to know Band


MUTEMATH is a Grammy award nominated, American alternative rock band from New Orleans. The band members consist of: Paul Meany, Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas, Darren King and Todd Gummerman. On April 2011, it was announced on Mutemath’s official website that guitarist Greg Hill had left the band on October 2010 and Todd Gummerman officially replaced Greg Hill as the band’s guitar player. Mutemath’s music is very upbeat and they are great live performers. Odd Soul is the band’s third studio release and their first self-produced effort. Odd Soul was released on October 4, 2011. The band is currently supporting headliners Linking Park and Incubus on the Honda Civic Tour.