CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 23

Australian darling du jour Emma Louise hits the SXSW circuit with grace and angst

Australian darling du jour Emma Louise hits the SXSW circuit with grace and angst

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Name: Emma Louise

Featured track: "Jungle"

Country/City of origin: Brisbane, Australia

Genre: Singer-songwriter, indie pop

In one sentence: "When they’re young, they’re playful but seem ahead of their years because of a graceful ease, and when they’re mature they are both judicious and mischievous; always they give the impression of being oddly, beautifully not of their age in life — this ethereal mix of capability/vulnerability resides in Emma Louise…” - Beat Magazine

Why we chose them: Add Emma Louise to the list of impressive acts emerging from Australia (Tame Impala, Kimbra, Flume). Her debut album has yet to drop, but she's made a mark with national tours in her home country and is primed to win over the U.S. with soft chords shifting between angst and serenity.

Official SXSW showcase: Wednesday, March 13 at Lustre Pearl; Thursday Marck 14 at Blackheart and the International Day Stage at ACC.