Photos: SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas

Back from my annual pilgrimage to Austin. SXSW seemed to get back to its roots this year – lack of huge names and more emerging performers. Armed with my camera, here’s how I’ve summed up a few of this year’s artists …

Best New Find – Natalie Prass (made a point of seeing her twice)
Best Swedish Accent – Tove Lo (Tove Stryke was a strong contender)
Bluest Eyes – Rainey Qualley
Reddest Hair – Lauren St. Janes
Most Photogenic – Zella Day (former model)
Most Energetic Performance – Ryn Weaver
Most Photographed – Lenka (this was my ninth time)
Most Twang – Nikki Lane (she’ll be in Seattle in May)
Looking Forward To Seeing The Most – Sam Pinkerton (discovered her music last year)

1 Courtney Barnett

2 Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett

2 Tove Lo

4 Tove Lo
Tove Lo

5 Laura Marling

6 Laura Marling
Laura Marling

7 The Ting Tings

8 The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings

9 Lenka

10 Lenka

11 Angel Olsen

12 Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen

13 Natalie Prass

14 Natalie Prass
Natalie Prass

15 Nikki Lane

16 Nikki Lane
Nikki Lane

17 Zella Day

18 Zella Day
Zella Day

18a Ryn Weaver

18b Ryn Weaver
Ryn Weaver

19 Ibeyi

20 Orla Gartland

21 Orla Gartland
Orla Gartland

22 Tove Styrke

23 Tove Styrke
Tove Styrke

24 Sam Pinkerton

25 Sam Pinkerton
Sam Pinkerton

25a Laura Welsh

25b Laura Welsh
Laura Welsh

26 Charlotte OC

27 Charlotte OC
Charlotte OC

28 Demi Louise

29 Demi Louise
Demi Louise

30 Kristin Diable

31 Kristin Diable
Kristin Diable



34 Joseph

35 Jess Williamson

36 Jess Williamson
Jess Williamson

37 Emmy The Great

38 Emmy The Great
Emmy The Great

39 Mickey Guyton

40 Mickey Guyton
Mickey Guyton

41 Chelsea Lankes

42 Chelsea Lankes
Chelsea Lankes

43 Rainey Qualley

44 Rainey Qualley
Rainey Qualley

45 Lauren St. Janes

46 Lauren St. Janes
Lauren St. Janes