Song of the Day

SXSW Song of the Day: Nabihah Iqbal – This World Couldn’t See Us

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Every year at SXSW, The British Music Embassy (BME) is a reliable source for great music from the British Isles, offering up a solid mix of both established names and up and coming acts.

This week, BME announced their full lineup and there’s a lot to like in there, from old favourites like Gruff Rhys, Ash, and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls to newer names like Spyres, Dry Cleaning, and Lambrini Girls.

One act in particular that stands out in the lineup is London’s Nabihah Iqbal. Check out the video below for “This World Couldn’t See Us,” taken off her most recent album, 2023’s Dreamer.

SXSW Song of the Day – Buggin – Snack Run

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One of the great things about SXSW – aside from the opportunity to catch non-stop live music for several days straight – is the wide availability of free food one can find at the various parties, lounges, activations, and whatnot happening throughout the week. There’s often full meals, sure, but also, plenty of snacks. And when you’re on the go at SXSW, trying to take in as much as possible, snacks are key.

Chicago hardcore band Buggin understand the importance of a good snack, so much so that they wrote a song about it – “Snack Run” sings the praises of heading to the corner store to grab a myriad of snacks, both sweet and savory, all in just under a minute. Check it out below.

SXSW Song of the Day: poolblood – voyager

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poolblood is the project of Toronto’s Maryam Said, whose most recent album, the Polaris Prize longlisted mole, was released a little over a year ago. They’ll be at SXSW this March, just one of several Toronto-based acts making their way to Austin for this year’s edition.

“voyager” is one of the highlights off of mole. Check it out below.

SXSW Song of the Day: Lauren Lakis – Leave Your Window Open

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“Leave Your Window Open,” the latest single from Austin’s Lauren Lakis, is a moody, shoegazey number taken off of her most recent release, 2023’s A Fiesta and a Hell. And she’ll be playing SXSW next month in promotion of the album.

The video for “Leave Your Window Open” features Lakis as a conflicted vampire who seems more at home strumming her guitar while lounging on a motel room bed or reading paperback novels in a diner than feasting on blood. But, alas, a vampire’s gotta do what a vampire’s gotta do. Check it out below.

Lauren Lakis plays Zilker Brewing on Thursday, March 14 at 8:00pm.