I was super honoured to get to contribute this year to the SXSW Music Bloggers Guide and one of the bands I immediately wanted to write about was Sweden’s own – The Magnettes.

Having put on an electrifying show at Friends on 6th Street in Austin, I left very satisfied with what I saw. Having seen them live now for the first time, it’s cemented my belief that The Magnettes could be the next big thing in pop.

Read our preview of The Magnettes in the SXSW Music Bloggers Guide below and enjoy some of the live footage we caught of the sassy Swedes on-stage and in the mosh pit!

From SXSW Music Bloggers Guide
Having captured our black heart emoji hearts with their pop punk anthem “Sad Girls Club”, The Magnettes are onto something mischievously fun in bringing their special blend of Swedish sass to our ears. Their album Ugly Youth dug itself deep into our soundscape last year and it’s singles keep punching their way onto our Spotify playlists.

We like to think of The Magnettes as “Icona Pop for the deep thinkers”. If Josie and The Pussycasts are Riverdale’s answer to hometown music heros, then think of The Magnettes being Westerburg High School’s pin-up girls with the Heathers as their biggest fans.

Gearing up for their SXSW appearance this year, the renegade pop prowess of The Magnettes is most certainly one of our top picks for must-see shows this year in Austin. They’ve been favourited on our SXSW GO app for months.