SXSW throws up a heap of great visual spectacles each year and this year was no exception. bumped into Brooklyn, New York indie rockers outside Franks showcasing their acoustic prowess at an impromptu street gig.

Singer/guitarist, Billy McCarthy, bassist Eric Sanderson and drummer Rob Allen entertained the passersby for 30 minutes with a welcome set at this year's festival and conference in Austin, Texas.

Juarez, Chapel Song, Strange Days and Book Of James where all heard in what we understand was a set being filmed for an upcoming new video.

Speaking to of their reception Billy said "wow, what a great reception, we just took out our acoustics and started strumming thinking no one would notice. It's been a blast!"

We Are Augustines have just released Rise Ye Sunken Ships will on March 5th in the UK.

Watch out for big things to come from the feisty three-peice and in the meantime check out the uncut performance below: