TGE Presents: A Too Pure Christmas Special
Following on from our previous showcase in October, we will be bringing you the second of our monthly nights in association with Too Pure featuring; Best Friends, Seize the Chair & Cassels.
The show will take place Upstairs at The Garage on the 16th December and its FREE ENTRY!
Want to know more about the bands playing? Read on…
BEST FRIENDS Formed in 2011, Sheffield based four piece band Best Friends have gradually garnered and sustained a considerable amount of attention. Members Lewis, Tom, Ed and Jack fuse together garage and pop to create a sound that’s catchy, danceable and full of life. Having supported acts such as Django Django, Weird Dreams and Summer Camp, these lads surely have a bright future and shouldn’t be missed.
SEIZE THE CHAIR Greatly inspired by early garage/surf rock, post punk and pop music, Seize the Chair are famed for their energetic live shows and charismatic performances. After releasing a debut single via Too Pure, the band received extensive radio play and were invited to perform a live session for BBC 6′s Marc Riley. Seize the Chair will be releasing a limited split 7-inch single with Best Friends in December.
CASSELS Cassels, a band of brothers (Jim & Loz) demonstrate another talented fresh face of new music. Originally from West Oxfordshire but now London based, the pair have drawn influence from the likes of Jesus and The Mary Chain and Black Sabbath to impress us with a fierce mixture of indie, rock, punk and grunge, or in their words ‘Basement Music’. A debut single titled ‘Seasick’ will be released on Tip Top Recordings later this month.
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Super Early Bird Festival tickets for TGE 2014 have already completely SOLD OUT. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the demand for tickets this year and are pleased that you’re as excited as we are about next year’s festival.
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Super Early Bird passes cost just £39.50 and grant access to 30+ core venues and over 350+ new artists across the course of the festival. The ninth Great Escape will once again introduce a cutting edge line up of up and coming bands from all over the world to the 16,000+ new music fans. All tickets for this years’ festival SOLD OUT! So don’t miss the chance to attend in 2014 and secure your place at The Great Escape now.
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Unusual name aside, Catfish and the Bottlemen’s thrashing guitars and energy filled tracks are something that won’t just pass you by. Having just finished supporting Glasvegas on their UK tour; these lads are on the brink of something big.
Signed to Communion records, this dedicated four piece hailing from Llanudno have been touring relentlessly over the past year, playing over a hundred shows including this year’s Great Escape. Newly released single Homesick’s loud and stirring chorus has anthem-like qualities which are sure to have crowds singing back at them.
See their explosive live show for yourself as they headline The Barfly on 23rd July with TGE favourites Nick Mulvey, Story Books and Joe Banfi.
Words by Eleanor Weinel.
BAND OF THE DAY #480 – Misty Miller
Although only 19, Misty Miller’s emotionally charged guitar music brims with life and passion. This South Londoner’s sometimes relentless and attitude filled, sometimes more wistful tracks echo eclectic influences of 70s New York punk, jazz and blues, with some 50s rock and roll and surf thrown in for good measure.
Having undergone a musical transformation since releasing her first album a few years ago, she has put her ukulele to one side, instead taking up guitar and shedding her comparatively innocent sound for something altogether grittier. What has emerged is a confident, worldlier young woman, and something that sounds a lot more powerful.
It’s definitely well worth seeing Misty live - having toured with Tom Odell and Jake Bugg in recent months, she’s well on her way to big things. Misty Miller will be playing Breakout at Barfly next Thursday.
Words by Eleanor Weinel.
Having started by covering original hits, they have remarkable talent in recognising how great songs are written for a band so young (22 & 23 respectively). They channel this understanding into their songs, when combined with an incredible and powerful voice (Henry, lead vocals & guitar) and catchy, gripping guitar riffs (Rupert, backing vocals, guitar & harmonica) it’s no wonder support has come in droves from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, 6Music and XFM.
Their explanation for their unique sound: Henry – “I think growing up in a town like Scunthorpe, you don’t get influenced by any scenes, you just do what you enjoy and don’t worry about the rest. And I think that’s a healthy sort of upbringing.”
Having performed at TGE13 Ruen Brothers will be playing Friday 19th July on the Jazz Cafe Stage at Lovebox
Think sunny days, infectious melodies and folksy layers and you’ve got Jeremy Loops. His tracks exude positive energy, and are guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. Although mainly influenced by folk, many other genres filter through Loops’ music including reggae and hip-hop which make for an easy-going, carefree sound.
His complex use of loop pedals allows him to create multi-layered tracks as a solo performer, although he also collaborates frequently with other artists to add further dimensions to his tracks. It’s the kind of music you’ll see yourself dancing down the street to.
Words by Eleanor Weinel
Purple Ferdinand’s effortless, emotionally charged vocals coupled with her captivating lyrics create raw, charming tracks with a personal edge. Her acoustic, folk-soul sound is steeped in a drifting, nostalgic haze, but the singer songwriter’s dulcet tones and clear voice are direct and strong, powerful in their simplicity.
A keen self-taught tattoo artist, her lyrics teem with dreamy imagery. Her exploration of musical instruments led to her picking up the ukulele (again self-taught), which contributes to her unusual sound. Although yet to release her upcoming free EP, keep an eye out for her at festivals such as Lovebox in just over three weeks time.
Words by Eleanor Weinel
Toronto-based trio BADBADNOTGOOD’s jazz/hip-hop fusion has already made an impact with two successful albums under their belt. The three music school students bonded over their love of hip-hop and in melding this with jazz have created an exciting fresh sound, leading to collaborations with other innovative artists such as Frank Ocean.
Mid-way through a festival-filled summer; these young, talented musicians are well worth a listen. New single Hedron’s atmospheric layers ooze intense but dreamy vibes, sweeping away the listener in the process.
Catch them on Wednesday 3rd July at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen.
Words by Eleanor Weinel
She has a voice that is both strong and smooth as she sings about true feeling and thoughts from her raw experience growing up in London. Rainy Milo explores jazzy hip hop instrumentals and chill-out vibes throughout her songs. Comparable to Lilly Allen, she exhumes a wicked after-midnight, after-party feel to her songs which are both personable and fun.
Rainy Milo will be playing Saturday 20th July at Lovebox
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Having performed at TGE13 he will be playing Friday 19th July at Lovebox