Their loud, chunky sound is created by adrenaline fuelled drumming, layers of guitar distortion and post-punk vocals dripping in angst; their infectious and high-octane tunes bursting through every eardrum within a five-mile radius. ‘Start the Party’ is their latest offering, and it does exactly what it does on the tin. Catch the rockers at our All Ages Show on Friday 17th May.
“We’re basically trying to get us much as is humanly possible into the three-four minute pop song,” they say of the furious, frenetic noise they make, “without it sounding gratuitous or forced, trying to cram as many magic moments into a tight space.” No matter what your musical taste, there’s something in Everything Everything to hold your attention.
As a quartet of 13-year-olds listening to both Blink-182 and Gorilla Biscuits, Title Fight combined all the music they enjoyed into one tidal wave of hardcore authenticity. The Pennsylvania four-piece now boast a wealth of high-octane hardcore music full of punky guitar, screaming vocals and melodic interludes that bridges the gap between order and some kind of symmetry. Get your adrenaline rush at our All Ages show on Thursday 16th May.
With its frantic pace and numerous time-signature shifts, its lattice of rhythms and meshing together of parts from seemingly wholly different songs, the band’s sound is more Pythagorean than simple numeracy, sending you into a warp drive of experimental noise-rock. Sheer energy and raw power are guaranteed with every track. Catch the musical mathematicians at our All Ages Show on 18th May.
Their parody of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok blew up online back in December 2009. Since then they’ve had a shed load of YouTube views as well as two sold-out tours - and all as an unsigned band. Strangers to convention, The Midnight Beast wrote and produced their debut album in its entirety in Stefan parents’ house, and released it on their own label. Catch the boys headlining our All Ages Matinee show on Saturday 18th May.
His music is a combination of poetry and political comment, with a dash of romance and a sprinkling of love. His collaborations with many other musicians, including Johnny Marr of The Smiths, protest folk singer Leon Rosselson, R.E.M., have left him as a both a commercial success and a cult figure for generations old and new, deeming him as a true British institution and our headliner for The Great Escape 2013.
Creative Scotland present: Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape 2013
Showcasing Scotland returns to The Great Escape this year with yet another awe-inspiring line-up comprising some of Scotland’s finest homegrown talent. Back for their third year at The Great Escape, Creative Scotland’s exciting showcase will be split over the Thursday and Friday of the festival. Performances from the mesmerising virtuoso-vocalist Laura St Jude, girl-duo garage-rockers Honeyblood and the electrically charged and high intensity Holy Esque will kick off Showcasing Scotland on the Thursday, leaving beardy power-poppers Fatherson, folk-electro wizards Washington Irving , Edinburgh’s biggest hip-hop export Young Fathers and the proportionately epic Alarm Bells to wrap up the Friday for what is already guaranteed to be a rather fantastic showcase.
Both shows will be taking place at the Dome Studio Theatre, with Thursday 16th May’s show from 1pm to 4pm and Friday 17th May’s show from 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
Already got a TGE ticket? Head on down to this one! Still haven’t got a ticket? Get one whilst you still can! Then take heed of my former advice. We’ll leave you with the words of Washington Irving if mine still haven’t quite swayed you… “Great Escape is one we’ve wanted to do for ages. We played in Brighton for the first time in February with Frightened Rabbit and it was one of our favourite shows of the tour so can’t wait to get back there!” …Neither can we Washington…
The music is futuristic alt-pop for soul-searchers and dreamers to chill-out to. Reminiscent of The XX and Snow Patrol, this pair are on trend with their set up and genre but IYES have a unique sound in ethereal and euphoric songs that lift and liberate, attracting you like a butterfly to a flower.
The band have today released a demo for a new track called ‘Daddy’ that you can listen to HERE.
J.C.Satàn serves you a huge dollop of pure garage rock, thick and stodgy, just as it should be. Amidst catchy guitar riffs and drum beats easy to dance to but deep enough to get lost in, the vocals harmonise with their music, in amongst the music. The lyrics are poetic, scenic and romantic, evoking very much of a boho, art-house vibe akin to bands like The Horrors and Pink Floyd, suited to the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack.
They site themselves as Garage/Pop/Religious and while the first is obvious; the second features in some songs; and the third genre is more of an enigma. By religious, they are romantic riddlers referencing love, hate, war, nature, flesh, sky, desert, the sun and the moon, life and death.
J.C.Satàn are Arthur, Paula, Dorian, Ali & Romain. They do what they do so naturally and so well, creating a garage sound that is poetic and inspired with bite and attitude. They are savage garage, or more appropriately garage sauvage!
Following The White Stripes/The Black Keys duo model, Eoin (vocals, guitar) and Rory (drums) embrace a punky-indie sound solely theirs. Having supported the Cribs in February of this year Drenge are certainly going places, currently touring the UK and set for some summer festivals.
Technically, they are sound artists, innovative and modern in their approach to music. Phantom are more than your average alternative electronic duo, they are sky-flying soul atop beautiful chill-out.