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Leo Kalyan's SxSW Diary

London boy Leo Kalyan gives us an exclusive peep into his Texas SxSW adventure.

Leo Kalyan is the London-based up-and-comer making spacious pop tunes laden with addictive beats and topped off with soaring vocals. Chances are you probably encountered him last year on one of those Spotify-browsing sessions that always seem to result in great finds whose names you can’t quite remember. Well, fear not, because we’re hear to remind you: Kalyan’s debut EP, Silver Linings, and his standout singles “Fingertips” and “Get Your Love” established him as a major new talent of 2015, getting nods from tastemakers including Annie Mac and Zane Lowe and even topping the Spotify Viral Chart.

This year hasn’t got off to a bad start for Kalyan either. Not only has he dropped an addictive new track in the form of “Daydream” (listen above), he was also hand picked by the guys at BBC 1Xtra to perform at Austin’s world famous annual South by Southwest film and music festival. It was definitely a set to remember, but if you weren’t lucky enough to be out in Texas last week, then you can still get a peek into Kalyan’s world because he was kind enough to make us a little photo diary. It’s almost like you’re there. Almost…

Arriving in Austin!

Arriving in Austin!

Local shopping delights

Local shopping delights

Sunset

Sunset

Lapsley at Stubbs

Lapsley at Stubbs

The Kaytranada album cover as SxSW mural

The Kaytranada album cover as SxSW mural

Blood Orange was incredible

Blood Orange was incredible

Texas fashion

Texas fashion

The Korean food trucks in Texas are out of this world

The Korean food trucks in Texas are out of this world

Walking around the SxSW convention centre

Walking around the SxSW convention centre

Posters in town the night of the show

Posters in town the night of the show

My dream ride

My dream ride

Playing the BBC Radio 1Xtra showcase!

Playing the BBC Radio 1Xtra showcase!

Crowds for Charli XCX

Crowds for Charli XCX

Little Simz British talent

Little Simz British talent

Stuck in the crowds

Stuck in the crowds

Bye Austin…

Bye Austin…
Leo Kalyan's SxSW Diary

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