Sweeter than an apple-patterned jumper on a hot Austin day, the bond between Alpine’s front-women Phoebe and Lou was a direct example of the types of conversations their songs intend. Between fits of laughter, flashing winks, and brow raises, these delightful Aussies were a solid, smirking team with or without words. At the mics their delicate voices transform into an audible bond; a friendship that seamlessly treads intervals, deciphers lyrics, and finds harmony to complement whatever rhythm the day may bring.
This session is the third of four, filmed in partnership with Rdio during SXSW. Visit Rdio to hear the exclusive session featuring “Lovers 1” and other tracks performed that day, or stream it in full below.