Continuing coverage at SXSW with Dehd, Molly Burch, Slow Pulp, Donna Missal, and Hickeys.
Dehd (Chicago, IL) @dehd_chi
This trio from Chicago oozed a cool indie sound, infused with a touch of surf rock and dreamy pop. Dehd held a strong air of simplicity, all the while not losing any of their powerful sound. We left their set feeling whole and satisfied (and what more could you want?).
Molly Burch (Austin, TX) @mollyjburch
Molly Burch carries a beautiful, soothing jazz-infused voice that is powerful enough to hypnotize an entire room with one note. Backed by a live band, Burch filled the room from stage to door and seemed to stop time, as the crowd swayed to her gentle voice. We’re looking forward to what will come next for the Austin-based artist but will continue to keep an eye on how she’s making the most of the present.
Cheer Up Charlie’s
Slow Pulp (Madison, WI) @slowpulpband
Cheer Up Charlie’s was filled with familiar faces. Madison or Austin, you can always count on a solid Slow Pulp following to show up (and an even more impressive performance by the band themselves). You’d never guess the week is as busy as it is for the band after an effortless set like the one we caught, with the heartstopping voice of Emily Massey and cheeky energy of everyone on stage. This is one dreamy, punk band we stand by.
Donna Missal (New Jersey) @donnamissal
A hypnotic, electric powerhouse, Donna Missal blew us away. Just standing in the same room as her was empowering. Missal’s incredible vocal range felt effortless, yet demanded attention and left us craving more from the artist. We’d recommend catching a show if you haven’t already.
Hickeys (Madrid) @hickeysband
Simply put: It doesn’t get much better than this. All the way from Madrid, this four-piece punk outfit knows how to rock. Tucked into a small room at Hotel Vegas, Hickeys filled every inch they could with their energetic performance, witty attitude and fire charm.