#147 Music on tap

Now we’re all done and dusted with The Great Escape it’s time to get on with all those who we didn’t quite see or (if you’re non-UK) never would have seen anyway!

Starting with a band (now) called Loa Loa, who spent some time rocking under a different name before restarting and owning the alt. rock emerging scene. Releasing a new EP – debut for the new fans – that has grabbed the attention of music blogs and radio thus far it’s a damn good sign.

Another really impressive outburst from Londoners Modern Ritual with their indie meets rock meets throwback shoegaze number.

Daggy Man is this gorgeous new discovery thanks to Triple J Unearthed. With softly sung, Elliott Smith/Andy Shauf style “What You Desire” is the perfect unwind track.

She Makes War – “Cold Shoulder” is an awesome female fronted garage rock anthem that’s just thrown itself out of Bristol, UK.  Yes please. More!

Brand New are back after being premiered on the prestigious place of World Record on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe. Quite a nice lil’ number that’s true to their original form.

And leaving you with a blast from the past. Throwback Thursday is usually a boring affair of people posting Will Smith and boomboxes, but this resurfaced the other day. The cat in the hat is still king – Jamiroquai

Elise x


#146 The Great Escape 2016 + friends

One of the things I love most about attending a festival is the pre-work that goes into it Making sure you know the line-up and have listened to some songs / material from the acts so that you can honestly say you had the most informed line-up plan you could possibly do. On the other hand, if you’re not attending it’s just nice to be able to kick back and listen through a tonne of bands – some of them might end up being your new favourite right?

This is a real mixture of established vs brand new, UK vs international artists that have picked up my interest from looking through The Great Escape, the UK’s premiere new music festival and slowly growing to be firmly placed in the world’s calendar for discovery.

Everything from the softly sung folk style of opener Albin Lee Meldau to the rock anthems provided by As Lions to the indie vibes of Canada’s Surf Dad’s, there really is something for everyone.

And as a extra free topping with your TGE spread check out some Kentish talent in the form of Eat Me  – stonking  rockers from the garden of England.

Elise x