Our Top 5 acts to see at Great Escape
This week, Something You Said is heading to Brighton, on England’s sunny south coast for The Great Escape. The three-day festival and convention always entertains, informs and is firmly established as Europe’s answer to SXSW. There’ll be lots of hot emerging acts, from the local to the international, playing to over 16,000 music lovers in 30+ venues. Here are the five we are most looking forward to ch-ch-checking out:
We love Caitlin and her intelligent, emotive brand of folktronica. From gentle guitar loveliness to samples and loop peddles, the Sydneysider’s performance is not to be missed. She’ll be joined onstage by the one-and-only David Ford and is playing at The Queens Hotel on Friday 17th at 8.30pm.
Ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Sistrionix’ on June 24th and a turn at Glastonbury, the sassy duo are playing a hat-trick of shows at TGE this year. Catch them at The Warren, Thursday 16th at 9.30pm, The Komedia, Friday 17th at 7.45pm, or the Metro Hub on Saturday 18th at 3pm.
Norwegian songstress Susanne Sundfør creates textured, warm, engaging and interesting music. Her sound lands somewhere in between the land of Post-era Bjork and some kind of celtic folklore. She’s at Green Door Store on Friday 17th at 9pm. It will be astonishingly good. The below clip, is nsfw by the way.
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
Former Mint Chick, Ruben Nielson, fronts band that purvey really gorgeous and pleasing, blues-tinged, solar powered, indie magic. Nothing floats about unnecessarily, every sentence feels purposeful, every chord change oddly effective. Basically, don’t miss them at Coalition, Friday 17th at 10.15pm. The below clip is kinda nsfw, if puppet wankery is offensive where you work.
Of all the nsfw clips in this post, this is the nsfwest, so take in its madness and then, when you’ve recovered, head along to the London three-piece’s show at The Komedia on Thursday 16th at 9.15pm.
See you there kiddos! We can’t wait. We’ll be there for the duration of the festival, so come up and say hullo.