credit: Biata


In the year since releasing their debut single, “gwen,” wilt has gone from relative obscurity to one of the buzzier bands coming out of Los Angeles. With over 100 million views on lnstagram and TikTok, and over 3 million streams, the indie-rockers, which include lead vocalist Chelsea Rifkin; guitarists Aaron Liebman and Andrew Vance; bassist Jake Shpiner; and drummer Dan Bermudez, have built a fanbase so devoted, they can no longer self-deprecatingly call themselves “your favorite band you’ve never heard of.”

Last year also saw adds on numerous editorial playlists, including Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Noise, and Undercurrents; spins on influential radio stations KROQ, KCRW and KCSN; and an opening slot with Britain’s massively popular Lovejoy on multiple sold-out tour dates.

The LA-based outfit counts Radiohead, Hole, Weezer and Alex G among its influences, and dynamic front-woman Chelsea's vocal prowess and vibe have drawn comparisons to Hayley Williams, Debbie Harry, and Joan Jett. 2024 promises to be a breakout year for the band, with an EP on the way and a US tour supporting Remo Drive.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring wilt

Mar 14, 2024
12:30pm — 1:00pm
Presented by
Mar 15, 2024
9:10pm — 9:50pm
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Professional Connections
wilt is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Distribution - US
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors