These Austin, TX natives have been compared to pop icons like Prince and David Bowie and to newer groups like Phoenix and MGMT for good reason. The trio’s vibrant live show has carved it’s own niche in Austin, where they’ve sold out popular venues, charted on pop/alternative stations, and become a fixture of the music scene. This was demonstrated on February 13, 2014 when the band performed at City Hall and Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed the day ‘Sphynx Day’ in Austin.
Sphynx began touring heavily in 2011 and has since logged over 300 shows in 38 states, both headlining and supporting national acts like Jungle, Cut Copy, Spoon, Of Montreal, Tilly & The Wall, Wavves, and Stepdad. The trio’s dance party grooves and glam-rock aesthetic have made them a festival favorite and landed them spots at ACL, SXSW, CMJ, Bunbury, Midpoint, Utopia Fest, Center of the Universe, Homegrown Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Fire Arts Fest and more. The live show has caught the attention of festival goers and journalists alike, receiving praise from USA Today, Nylon Magazine, Fuse, and Diffuser.
“Sphynx is like Tame Impala if Kevin Parker grew up on a healthy diet of disco”
-NPR, All Songs Considered