SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
30 Days, 30 Artists

Betty Who's sunny pop anthems bring summer vibes to Andy Cohen's SXSW tapings

Betty Who brings summer vibes to Andy Cohen's SXSW tapings

Betty Who
Betty Who has been chosen as Andy Cohen's house band during his SXSW tapings.  Photo by Ben Cope
Name: Betty Who

Featured track: "Somebody Loves You" from The Movement EP
City of origin: Sydney, Australia
Genre: Pop
In one sentence: Big, bright arena-ready pop music for fans of Katy Perry, Robyn and Icona Pop.
Why we chose her: Betty's music is unabashedly sunny and made for the car radio during summer. Her new EP has two ready-made hits in "Somebody Loves You" and "You're In Love." Both hit all the same peppy notes that made Katy Perry a global star, with a dash of early Whitney Houston for good measure. A full-length album will follow later this year. She has also been chosen as Andy Cohen's house band for his SXSW "Watch What Happens Live" tapings (March 9 - March 13), meaning she'll be showcased alongside everyone from Paul Qui to Seth Rogen. You can preview several tracks at Who's official site.
SXSW official showcase: Betty Who will have an official showcase at SXSW, but the venue and time are currently TBA