on Monday, June 13, 2016
Words: Saam Das


We rather incredibly have over 3 million plays on our Soundcloud page and a not insignificant number of followers on that platform, so we've launched a new monthly Soundcloud playlist capturing our favourite tracks each month. Listen to May's effort below, along with a little bit on each track:
on Friday, May 27, 2016
Words: Saam Das


Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the soaring 'Jump' from London-based solo artist Anna Zed's forthcoming self-titled EP, dropping June 10th on Animal Farm. Listen to the track, with its nods to heavy hitters such as Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell, below.
on Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Great Escape Festival (19-21 May '16, Brighton) // Words: Saam Das


Following a successful first couple of days at the UK's finest new music festival, The Great Escape in Brighton, perhaps it was inevitable that our final day at the festival might fall short. That said, I still managed to catch some intriguing performances, although none that quite matched the might of Anna Meredith on day one or vigour of Meilyr Jones on day two.
The Great Escape Festival (19-21 May '16, Brighton) // Words: Saam Das


Brighton was good to me on day one of The Great Escape Festival, and similarly delightful on its second day. I arrived in the darkness of Komedia to find Dutch duo Klyne's alluring combination of belting vocals and electronic backing. The surprising acoustic switch-up on 'Closer' proved to be a stunning addition, highlighting Nick Klein's powerful voice.
on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Great Escape Festival (19-21 May '16, Brighton) // Words: Saam Das


I owe a fair amount to Brighton's excellent new music festival, The Great Escape. I've been doing this music blogging lark for ten years now, and it's partly because I went to the very first edition of The Great Escape that I began writing in the first place. Since then, it's become my favourite festival, and I've had the fortune of being a "tastemaker" on the BBC Sound of 2011 and working with Glastonbury Festival, among other nice things that I've very grateful for. The Great Escape 2016 was again a pleasure, and here's a rundown of my first day at the fest.
on Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival (various venues across Brighton, 19-21 May '16) // Words: Saam Das


The Great Escape Festival is such a hotbed of music that it even has its own overflow area, suitably titled The Alternative Escape. Plenty of upcoming talent play shows that can often be attended by those with and without tickets, which is pretty handy as the main festival has now sold out. Following our ten recommended acts to catch at The Great Escape 2016, here's some more to catch at The Alternative Escape:

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