First off, thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy that took place in Austin tonight. I have put together a recap of my first day of music week here at SXSW. Stay safe, everyone. The Spotify House.Irish band Hozier features one of the finest new voices of 2014. Another UK act, Dinosaur Pile-up brought the grunge to today's British Music Embassy,Haerts rocking a packed house at the Pandora Den.ThumpersLondon band Thumpers ripped through a set of tracks from their upcoming debut album at the Sub Pop day party.Bad Suns, these youngins from LA gave us a set of tracks from their debut EP "Transpose" and tracks from their upcoming debut album. "Cardiac Arrest" is one of my favorite songs of the year.UK 4-piece Bipolar Sunshine at Hype Hotel.I was mesmerized by this German synth-pop group, CLAIRE.CLAIRE were my favorite performance of the evening. If you like MS MR, or CHVRCHES they're a must listen.Cherub, The duo that brought us "Doses & Mimosas" ended the night with a damn sexy dance party.