SXSW 23 Preview – Catching Bands N-P

PreviewSXSW 23Catching Bands N-P

Now, onto artists N-P. Female Japanese musicians stand out, as does an English stoner rock band from England called Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.

Haru Nemuri
Yokohama, Japan
Schedule for Haru Nemuri

Tokyo-based Haru Nemuri (real name Haruna Kimishima) could be loosely described as J-pop, although she brings in other elements to her music. She’s filmed her videos everywhere from Moscow to Los Angeles. Good to see her back in the States after her tours kept getting postponed due to COVID.

Haru Nemuri – photo from Haru Nemuri’s Facebook


Tokyo, Japan
Schedule for NEMOPHILA

Another female act from Japan! A metal quintet from Tokyo, NEMOPHILA, they’re named after the flower. Don’t let that fool you though, these women shred. And scream.

NEMOPHILA – photo from NEMOPHILA’s Facebook


New Order
Manchester, England
Schedule for New Order

The always-loved New Order is one of the biggest acts of this year’s music festival and they really don’t need an introduction. I do want to point out the electronic band now has an awesome shirt, whose profits go to the British Red Cross to help the Ukraine.

New Order – photo from New Order’s Facebook


Kyoto, Japan
Schedule for NTsKi

Yet one more female Japanese artist! A bit of Jpop, a bit of experimentation, NTsKi’s 2021 album, Orca, was released on Orange Milk Records. It’s a very intriguing label.

NTsKi – photo from NTsKi’s Facebook


Worthing, England
Schedule for NOISY

English drum and bass trio is a definite yes. From the same city as Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr, I’m thinking that is a great place.

NOISY – photo from NOISY’s Facebook


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Schedule for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

Call them Pigsx7 if you want to make it easier. The psychedelic rock should do their song, “Big Rig’. Is that too much to ask? Seattleites: Pigsx7 will be at Madame Lou’s on March 25th.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – photo from Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ Facebook


Amsterdam, Netherlands
Schedule for Pol

Siblings Ruben Pol and Matthijs Pol come from the Netherlands and make new wave music. I’m checking out their song “Modern Strange Love,” and it is spot-on.

Pol – photo from Pol’s Facebook