BAND OF THE DAY #50: Alabama Shakes Alabama...
mylifeinpixel: Another fine example of complex simplicity from both Modeselektor and Thom Yorke. “Shipwrecked” taken from Modeselektor’s Monkeytown LP
The Jezabels and Seekae win at AIR 2011
The Australian Independent Record Labels Music Awards were held in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, commemorating the best of Australia’s new music. And TGE Aussie favourites The Jezabels and Seekae, who both played the festival last year, came away with a couple. In fact The Jezabels won two awards, Best Independent Single/EP for ‘Dark Storm’ and the coveted Best...
BAND OF THE DAY # 48 - BIGkids
Today’s band of the day is BIGkids, a boy-girl duo from Camden town. Dazed Digital recently premiered their brilliant new video ‘Drum In Your Chest’, and you can read more about them in an interview with Dazed here.
BAND OF THE DAY # 47 – Caveman
Caveman are an indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. They’ve been known to play a killer live show, which is a relief considering they played 10 times at CMJ last week! Here is Natasha’s take on their performance… Caveman who I managed to catch twice at CMJ last week were great, double procession and excellent crescendo building. Their sonically balanced harmonies and memorable...
Bon Iver - Hammersmith Apollo
I was lucky enough to catch Bon Iver at a sold out show at Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, not to mention they just picked up a Q Award for Best Album to honour their self-titled second release, beating out albums by Elbow, Arctic Monkeys and PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize-winning ‘Let England Shake’. They played an incredible set now featuring a nine-piece band, opening with a spot...
The Deer Tracks - Competition
Hailing from a small town in Sweden, David Lehnberg & Elin Lindfors are Northern Light Electronica duo, The Deer Tracks. They create, often in remote cabins in the Swedish wilderness, their bold melodies using guitars, melodica, trumpets, synths and beats, heavily embossed with angelic vocals both male and female. According to David however, they’ve also played on small musicboxes,...
BAND OF THE DAY # 46 – Weird Dreams
They cite surrealist American filmmaker David Lynch as a major influence and their sounds are reminiscent of the Beach Boys. Today’s band of the day is Weird Dreams; the London based trio of Doran, Craig and Hugo. Doran’s heartfelt vocals are accompanied by a haze of iridescent lo-fi guitar, and they have on numerous occasions been tipped as one of London’s most exciting new bands. You can...
We are really exited in the TGE headquarters about our CMJ showcase at Fat Baby in New York. CMJ, beginning today, and showcasing around 1,300 artist performances over five days and nights, is a platform for the discovery of new music. As part of our contribution we’re hosting five great acts, all playing tomorrow evening. The line up is as follows: The Great Escape Showcase At CMJ ...
Something Is Changing...
Stayed tuned today for an important update from The Great Escape team. It will happen at 4.45pm today. CLICK HERE for the countdown clock we put together.
BAND OF THE DAY # 45 - Suuns The Montreal...
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Florence and the Machine - Thurs @ Luv Label...
Thursday night we got treated to an incredible party from the folks at Luv Label. As well as sets from Spector, Theme Park, and Jamie N Commons, we got a sneak preview at Florence’s new material live! Not disappointed in the slightest, in fact possibly a little a too excited, we’re left wondering when she’ll be touring and if it would fit with TGE time. hmmm, wishing and...
LIMITED NUMBER OF SUPER EARLY BIRD FESTIVAL... →
Hey Y’all. After a summer of chilling in the sunshine on a beach in the Maldives wearing handmade silk robes, being feed grapes by beautiful people, and drinking Champagne while one of those beautiful people exercised our limbs for us so we didn’t have to, we’re back and more freaking excited than ever to get cracking with our 7th (yes, seventh) Great Escape. So with no...