SXSW Day Five: Laura Mvula, Skream, Vacationer, XXYYXX & Shlohmo
Day 5 and our SXSW adventure comes to a close. Needless to say, we’re still recovering. Here’s how we finished up the festival…
As it was a sunny Saturday afternoon, we simply had to find a rooftop party to partake in. After some searching around we settled upon the WEDIDIT showcase, only to discover upon arrival that XXYYXX and Shlohmo were the special guests spinning. The young talents provided the soundtrack as we found a corner amongst the day party chaos to settle into. Who says you can’t bring your laptop to the bar?
After getting some work done/soaking up the tunes and sun, we made our way over to Hype Hotel once again because free drinks are free drinks. Also because Vacationer were playing. The self proclaimed chill out band who aim to de-stress and relax, did just that. Our Vacationer trip left us feeling fully rejuvenated and worry free.
Feeling fantastic we hopped over to the VEVO TV Control Room to keep the good times going with Laura Mvula. The Brit soul singer proved that she’s stunning enough as is, taking the stage in heels and an oversized Austin tourist T. Backed by a trio of strings, a harpist, a horn and more, Mvula and her ensemble preformed a short but sweet set. Showcasing “Sing To The Moon” her recently released debut album her set made our cheeks hurt from smiling. We encourage everyone to check out her single “Green Garden” and we dare you not to tap your feet.
As 1am rolled around we knew we had to finish SXSW up properly, so we grabbed a pedicab over to catch the end of Skream at Boiler Room’s warehouse party. It was fun while it lasted but alas his set was cut short just as we were getting into it. Skream wasn’t too pleased either and ended up throwing one of his CDJs into the crowd. Best gig souvenir ever. Here’s hoping the lucky fan goes on to use that free equipment for good and not evil.