Ahh, South By Southwest. Fully indispensable festival and conference or overly hectic annual industry circus? The jury still seems to be out on that one but, as far we’re concerned at least, it’s firmly slotted in the former camp. Set to return to Austin from March 10-19, this year’s outing will see 12 of its 500 acts – including several TTA favourites – flying in from the Emerald Isle. With the likes of Enemies, Rusangano Family and Saint Sister featuring last year, SXSW ’17 will see Robocobra Quartet, Ryan Vail, LOAH (pictured), Silences, Birds of Olympus, Jealous of the Birds, A.S Fanning, The Academic, Picture This, Ciaran Lavery, EMBRZ, Cloud Castle Lake set off to the Texan capital to attempt make their mark amongst the 488 acts playing every ilk of venue, showcase and party conceivable. All the very best to each act representing. Tempted to pop along?
Photos for the Thin Air by Tara Thomas