This weekend just gone was the International (based in Britain) festival The Great Escape. A celebrating of emerging and brand brand new talent from multiple countries across a pretty selection of genres. Everyone from Holy Roar Records to the French (yes…I just hyperlinked that) were down having a showcase and the already vibrant and musical seaside City of Brighton on the south coast of England.
What were my highlights? Projector (first show for me), Yonaka (SMASHED it), Tigercub (who are a continual source of alt. rock love) and a rather wonderful set from Blood Red Shoes who are a delight to have back in life.
Ohmns are another name from Liverpool you need to check out. “View From Here” is a bit grunge, bit scuzz, bit indie.
This is a pretty raw sound coming out of Brooklyn. Love it! Kaleidoscope ->
Loving the mathsy rock style of Two Inch Astronaut as we enter the season for BBQ’s and late night listening (for the UK anyway) 🙂
If you fancy a bit of fresh punk rock try Hollow Hands (off of Milton Keynes).
A bit of a wildcard in the mix, but I really dig Paloma with their track “Fish”. Funk x indie x chill
Switch it back a turn and a half is Entropy. Fricking sweeeeeet!
Enjoying the anthemic chorus meets chilled verse vibes of The Sleepyheads. If you’ve heard the likes of Violent Soho before and fancy checking out a fresh Aussie band with a loosely similar sound then go no further.