One of the strongholds of the British invasion into SXSW was Filter Magazine's Showdown at Cedar Street, where the Kaiser Chiefs and Keane both took the stage for half hour sets Thursday. The Brits we spoke with in the crowd were stunned at their luck -- both UK bands regularly sell out stadiums in their home country as headlining acts, but their Austin, Tex. appearance was intimate and free. The Kaiser Chiefs' high energy set ended with lead singer Ricky Wilson mounting a stranger's shoulders during "Oh My God," the band's very first single from 2004. Check the whole thing out below, plus Keane playing the unreleased "Silenced By The Night" below that.
WATCH Kaiser Chiefs perform "Oh My God":
WATCH Keane perform "Silenced By The Night":