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Whenyoung, Body Type and Jealous of the Birds head up Best Fit's official party at this year's SXSW

20 February 2019, 16:00 | Written by Paul Bridgewater

Best Fit's showcase at SXSW this year sees a six-strong line-up from across the UK, Europe and beyond heading to Austin, Texas for an amazing night of new music.

Baywaves (Spain), Her's (Liverpool) and Art School Girlfriend (Wales) join Body Type (Australia), whenyoung (Ireland) and Jealous of the Birds (Northern Ireland) on Saturday, 16 March at the Swan Dive in downtown Austin

Irish trio whenyoung met as three teenagers united by a love of The Strokes, The Ramones and The Clash. They became whenyoung in 2017 - welding pop hooks onto punk melodies - and racked up appearances alongside Nick Cave, Dream Wife, Declan McKenna and The Vaccines.

Atlantic-signed Jealous of the Birds is Northern Ireland-born singer/songwriter Naomi Hamilton. She recorded her debut EP as a creative writing student in Belfast before releasing her first album in 2016 and signing to Atlantic Records last year.

Baywaves are one of the rising successes to break-out from the same Madrid scene that spawned Hinds and Parrots with their own take on psychedelic pop they call "hipnopop" - "catchy pop with a dreamy, moody skin".

Liverpool duo Her's make eccentric bedroom indie reminiscent of Ariel Pink and Jens Lekman, with nods to David Lynch's Twin Peaks scattered across their debut album.

Sydney four-piece Body Type signed to Partisan - home of IDLES and Cigarettes After Sex - following a mountain of acclaim down under for their unique take on scuzzy, lo-fi, garage rock and they look set to take 2019 by storm.

Art School Girlfriend - aka North Wales-born Polly Mackey, signed to Adele/Rihanna producer Paul Epworth's record label before releasing her debut EP Measures. Her solo project came together after spending five years in the London music scene fronting a shoegaze band and explores themes of lust, queer identity, infatuation and disillusionment.

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