Our man in Austin, Texas re­ports on the 20 best new acts from SXSW fes­ti­val,

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Wher­ever they played, from the con­ven­tion cen­tre stage to the pa­tio of a down­town bak­ery, Alabama Shakes drew the masses like no one else on the show­cas­ing cir­cuit. Brit­tany Howard and her band were SXSW 2012’s break­out stars by a long chalk, show­ing that there’s a huge ap­petite out there for bril­liant retro soul-rock with plenty of emo­tional depth. Make sure you catch them when they play the Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val in May.

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