Acts not to miss at The Great Escape 2017
Brighton’s Great Escape festival has always been an absolute hotbed of exciting new talent. Over the years we’ve seen so many upcoming acts who have gone on to make serious waves. We saw Courtney Barnett playing a killer afternoon show and were there for East India Youth’s awesome set on the seafront. We caught Deap Vally absolutely smashing it at The Haunt and Villagers delivering a haunting set in a church. We danced along to MØ and blissed out to How To Dress Well.
With TGE17 now very much on the horizon, we thought we’d give you a heads-up on some of the artists we think you’ll definitely be hearing more from. If you’re heading to TGE this year, don’t miss these picks.
We obviously love us an Australian here at Something You Said, and there are plenty heading over to TGE this year. One of the main highlights from the great southern land is Gordi. Be sure to check out the beautiful sounds of this Sydney resident. (pictured, top).
The US artist draws on musical influences as varied as her international upbringing. From her childhood as a preacher’s daughter in Zimbabwe and South Africa, to her Goth teen era in Portland, via her late teens in LA, where she paid her musical dues playing piano and singing covers in fancy hotels.
The Norwegian quartet have been hailed by Radio 1, 6Music and triple j, along with the likes of Billboard, NYLON, NME, Noisey, DIY, Rocksound, Kerrang! and Consequence of Sound. Not bad! Simply, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t see them at TGE, because they are going places.
Bristol’s Stevie Parker offers a unique take on ambient electronic pop, which makes her one to look out for in 2017. She is sure to bring something memorable to the table at TGE17.
We love for Lisa Mitchell here at Something You Said. And why wouldn’t we? Her latest album, Warriors, is brilliant, and recently she’s been kind enough to let us post her photo diary from her last European tour and she even made a travelling playlist for us. What a woman!
THE JAPANESE HOUSE
The Japanese House is the mastermind of 21-year -0ld artist Amber Bain. This is a show not to be missed.
London’s Belly Squad have built a massive underground following with their mix of hard, inner-city rhymes, catchy melodic hooks and afro rhythms.
Homeshake is Canada’s Peter Sagar, who delivers dreamy, downtempo bedroom R&B.
The Great Escape takes place in Brighton, across a multitude of venues, from the 18th to the 20th of May 2017. For tickets and further information head to the official website: www.greatescapefestival.com