by / November 2nd, 2010 /

SXSW 2011 announces first batch of bands

The 25th year of South By Southwest music festival takes place next March March 16 – 20 in Austin, Texas and the deadline for bands to apply is this Friday.

SXSW has announced a list of bands who have been invited to play already. Here’s the list. First glance highlights include Clock Opera, Sun Airway, Dam Mantle, El Guincho, Erykah Badu, Micachu and The Shapes, MSTRKRFT, The Naked and Famous, Nite Jewel, Starfucker and Cloud Nothings.

See our previous SXSW coverage.

A Place To Bury Strangers (Brooklyn, NY)
Alcoholic Faith Mission (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Ancestors (Los Angeles, CA)
Apex Manor (Pasadena, CA)
The Appleseed Cast (Lawrence, KS)
Art vs Science (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
Asobi Seksu (Brooklyn, NY)
Babe Rainbow (Vancouver, CANADA)
The Bees (Ventnor, ENGLAND)
Beni (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
Black Math Horseman (Los Angeles, CA)
Black Spiders (Sheffield, ENGLAND)
Bombay Bicycle Club (London ENGLAND)
Braids (Montreal, CANADA)
Brandt Brauer Frick (Berlin, GERMANY)
Brother (Slough, ENGLAND)
The Cabriolets (Madrid, SPAIN)
Calder Quartet (Los Angeles, CA)
Candy Claws (Ft. Collins, CO)
Capsula (Bilbao, SPAIN)
Cast (Liverpool, ENGLAND)
Chapel Club (London ENGLAND
Chico Trujillo (Quilpue, CHILE)
Chikita Violenta (Mexico City, MEXICO)
Clock Opera (London ENGLAND)
Cloud Nothings (Cleveland, OH)
Coliseum (Louisville, KY)
Coolrunnings (Knoxville, TN)
Dam Mantle (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)
Designer Drugs (New York, NY)
Doctor Krapula (Bogota, Colombia)
Dredg (San Francisco, CA)
Ebony Bones(London ENGLAND)
Ed Harcourt (London ENGLAND)
El Guincho (Barcelona, SPAIN)
El Hijo de La Cumbia (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
Erland & The Carnival (London ENGLAND)
Erykah Badu (Dallas, TX)
FM Belfast (Reykjavik, ICELAND)
Frankie and the Heartstrings (Sunderland, ENGLAND)
Fujiya & Miyagi (Brighton, ENGLAND)
Get People (London ENGLAND)
Giana Factory (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Givers (Lafayette, LA)
Go Back To The Zoo (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Gypsyblood (Chicago, IL)
The Head and the Heart (Seattle, WA)
High Rankin (Brighton, ENGLAND)
The Holidays (Zetland, AUSTRALIA)
In Fear And Faith (San Diego, CA)
Iron Age (Austin, TX)
The Jezabels (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
John Vanderslice (San Francisco, CA)
Jon Fratelli (Glasgow, SCOTLAND)
Jonquil (Oxford, ENGLAND)
Kamp! (Lodz, POLAND)
Kids of 88 (Trenchtown NEW ZEALAND)
Klaxons (London ENGLAND)
L.Stadt (Podz, POLAND)
Le Butcherettes (Mexico City, MEXICO)
Lia Ices (New York, NY)
Liam Finn (Auckland, NEW ZEALAND)
Light Pollution (Chicago, IL)
Luyas, The (Montreal, CANADA)
The Main Street Gospel (Columbus, OH)
Marcus Foster (London ENGLAND)
Mark Eitzel (San Francisco, CA)
Miami Horror (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Micachu and The Shapes (London ENGLAND)
Miss May I (Troy, CA), Mujeres (Barcelona, SPAIN)
Mustard Pimp (Melun, FRANCE)
Naam (Brooklyn, NY)
The Naked and Famous (Auckland, NEW ZEALAND)
Nite Jewel (Los Angeles, CA)
Parts & Labor (Brooklyn, NY)
Plan B (London ENGLAND)
PS I Love You (Kingston, CANADA)
Pulled Apart By Horses (Leeds, ENGLAND)
Reset! (Milan, ITALY)
Rosie and Me (Curitiba, BRAZIL)
Scars On 45 (leeds, ENGLAND)
Schlachthofbronx (Munich GERMANY)
Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers (Brooklyn, NY)
Small Black (Brooklyn, NY)
Sol Pereyra (Cordoba, ARGENTINA)
Spleen United (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Starfucker (Portland, OR)
Steve Mason (Fife, SCOTLAND)
Sun Airway (Philadelphia, PA)
Superlitio (Cali, COLOMBIA)
Suuns (Montreal, CANADA)
The Swiss (Adelaide, AUSTRALIA)
Tego Calderon (Carolina, PUERTO RICO)
Telekinesis (Seattle, WA), Thiago Pethit (Sao Paulo, BRAZIL)
Those Dancing Days (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Tiê (Sao Paulo, BRAZIL)
Toro y Moi (Columbia, SC)
Veronica Falls (London ENGLAND)
Vicente Gayo (Mexico City, MEXICO)
The War on Drugs (Philadelphia, PA)
WhoMadeWho (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Wild Flag (Portland, OR)
Wye Oak (Baltimore, MD)
Young Legionnaire (London, ENGLAND)
Yuck (London ENGLAND).