IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 10 - SACRED ANIMALS
Morning tumblr heads! Today is our last Irish band of the day feature so saving the best till last we are presenting the mesmeriseing Sacred Animals. Songwiter Darragh Nolan presents his interpretation of electronic, ambient folk that is truly stunning. Sacred Animals are another special addition to our festival, haunting us with their melancholic but pretty an intimate creations in the same...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 9 - FUNERAL SUITS
Good Morning all! This year we are welcoming Irish three peice Funeral Suits to the TGE stage. Funeral Suits bring blistering pop fused with distorted guitars, electronica and moody soundscapes. The act have recently finished recording their debut album where they have worked with the producer Steven Street (The Smiths). Funeral Suits are feautured as part of our Music From Ireland partnership...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 8 - CAP PAS CAP
Hello TGE tumblr heads! Its day 8 of our Irish band of the day feature and today we would like to present the magnificent Cap Pas Cap. This act bring us an edgy blend of dance orientated post-punk, essentially enthralling electric anthems with a punch. Their debut album ‘Haunted Light’ gathered fantastic acclaim and rightly so!: 4/5 : “Edgy and finely crafted, Cap Pas...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 7 - HALVES
Good morning all! For our Irish band of the day #7 we have an extraordinary treasure for you in the shape of Dublin three piece Halves. Halves create an atmospheric and cinematic live experience through the blend of a vast range of electo acoustic instruments. Their debut album ‘It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever)’ gained the accolade of a mercury award nomination and ensued in...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 6 - RHOB CUNNINGHAM
Good Morning my fellow TGE fanatics. This is round six of our Irish Band of The Day tournament and todays champion is the compelling Rhob Cunningham. This acoustic folk artist has thrived from a wealth of gorgeous melodies and lyrical prowess to match. Artist Rhob Cunningham has been a tour buddy of fellow Music For Ireland act Villagers and we are just trilled to add him to our TGE 2011 line...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 5 - JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
Good morning all. Today we have another incredible Irish artist to present to you for our Irish band of the day. James Vincent McMorrow’s soothing and organic folk tales have gathered him significant critical acclaim for his 2010 debut album, ’ Early in the Morning’. This is music of beauty and serenity and his live shows follow suit garnering the captivating atmosphere where a...
WHAT - MORE BANDS - HOW DO YOU DO IT - MORE STAGES
TOO MANY CHOICES ALREADY… WELL HERE’S SOME MORE FOR YOU. Rory Phillips, The Xcerts, The Deer Tracks, The History of Apple Pie, I Am Oak, Rodney Fisher, Ben Caplan, We Were Evergreen, Woodenbox, Freeze The Atlantic, Flux, Sridhar / Thayil, The Victorian English Gentleman Club, My first Tooth, We Are The Physics, Jumping Ships, Stagecoach, Hoodlums, The Castells, Royal Republic,...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 4 - FIONN REGAN
Hello you lovely Great Escape Festival Fanatics! This is our fourth Irish band of the day and we are very privileged to be presenting the stunning Fionn Regan. This artist joins us with his compelling songwriting talent, mesmeric voice reminiscent of Rufus Wainright and a Mercury nomination under his belt for his debut ‘The End Of History’. Fionn returns to the road this May joing...
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IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 3 - FIGHT LIKE APES
Greetings all! Today is our third Irish band of the day and we would like to present the fantastic pop punk four peice Fight Like Apes. This act specialise in shaking things up with their confrontational but charming pop-rock.Fight Like Apes released ‘Something Global’ in Ireland to coincide with their Oxegen gig and the single charted in the Irish Top 40. This coincided with the UK release of...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 2 - AND SO I WATCH YOU...
Good Morning all, this is the second day of our Music From Ireland feature on band of the day and we are lucky enough to present the glorious offering of Northern Ireland four piece And So I Watch You From Afar. The act specialise in complex Instrumental Rock that is dramatic and adventurous, combining hardcore influences with the more contemporary style of math rock. Last year the act got a...
LAST CHANCE TO PLAY AT TGE THIS YEAR
We have a new stage at TGE this year. This is the one stage that we can safely say every festival goer will see. Can you guess where it is?? That’s right! I assume everyone of you guessed the sparkly new FESTIVAL HUB. This is where everyone exchanges their wristbands, gets their programs, there’s a bar and places to hang out and nice things dotted about.. INCLUDING A STAGE! The hub is located...
IRISH BAND OF THE DAY # 1 - VILLAGERS
Right you lovely lot, the count down to TGE 2011 is officially on and to celebrate this oh so joyous occasion we will be treating you (daily) with a helping of our new Irish Band of the Day! Ireland is this year’s partner country and we will be spoiling your ears with some of their first class talent that will be ready and waiting for you in Brighton. Hailing from Dublin, Villagers is...
BAND OF THE DAY # 44 - I AM OAK
Dutch exports I am Oak are a new addition to TGE’s line-up. The band’s experimental folk is a glorious mix of minimalistic sounds comprising of guitar, organ and banjo. These harmoniously married with singer/songwriter Thijs’ soothing and gentle tones take you away to a land of dreamy folk, a wilderness of poetry where Thijs’ love of nature and melody are as clear as a...