You’re all going to be disappointed in me. The only Swedish act I caught at all of SXSW was Lykee Li. The problem was so much else to see and the fact that I didn’t have a wristband and refused to wait in long lines when there was so much else to see. But I will say Lykke Li had her S#$t together. Her three piece backing band was tight. They plowed through a 4-5 song set in record time. Besides Lykke Li’s commanding stage presence, I was most impressed with her band and in particular the way they processed their backing vocals to sound like a small choir. The only problem I had with the Lykke was having her hold still long enough to take her picture.
In other exciting news I’ve been invited to Sweden to cover the Hultsfred Festival. I can’t wait to come. I’ll be there on June 7-15th or so. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my favorite artists (Sakert, Billie The Vision and Dancers etc) in their natural surroundings (sounds like an African safari, doesn’t it?!).
“Let It Fall” @ Club Deville