on Monday, May 25, 2015
Words: Simon Opie


We’ve been rather quiet of late but I like to think that is a reflection of the quality of the music that’s been released so far in 2015, which has demanded serious attention. To bring things up to date we’d like to share seven albums that should be heard, and so to leap straight in…
on Saturday, May 23, 2015
The Great Escape Festival @ venues across Brighton (14-16 May '15) // Words: Saam Das


Gloriously sunny weather greeted revellers on the final day of 2015 The Great Escape, a long way from the inclement weather that made day one of the festival a challenge. The music remained of a high standard throughout, and while Northern outfit Cape Cub may well have been better suited to moodier weather, their Dome Studio Theatre performance is excellent regardless.
on Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Great Escape Festival @ venues across Brighton (14-16 May '15) // Words: Saam Das


A late running train scuppers my chances of catching Sasha Siem but at least the weather in Brighton is considerably better than day one of the festival. Glaswegian C Duncan became my first port of call, where he kicked off proceedings at the Brighthelm Centre. Coming across somewhere between Grandaddy and Beach Boys, it was a promising start to the day.
on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Great Escape Festival @ venues across Brighton (14-16 May '15) // Words: Saam Das


"I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes...". WET. WET. WET. Within six minutes of getting off the train at Brighton station, I found myself bleeding from an umbrella battered by the inclement weather. Thankfully, things got better. And not just in terms of stemming blood loss. Camping out in the relatively arid Green Door Store, the combination of free pastries and the bouncy indie-pop of Toronto's HIGHS immediately raised spirits.
on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Words: Saam Das


Did I miss the memo? Since when do Glastonbury trio Dive In sound like Passion Pit? It's a fantastic revelation that we've discovered via their latest track, the glittering 'Can't Hold Me Down'. Listen to that below, alongside other EP track 'Eighteen'.
on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Alternative Escape across various venues in Brighton (13-16 May '15) // Words: Saam Das


We went to the very first edition of The Great Escape back in 2006. It was quite a limited affair, with not much on during the day for the average punter. That's changed greatly over the years, and the strand of the festival known as The Alternative Escape has really developed. With tickets now sold out for the main festival (preview of that here), The Alternative Escape is a great way for anyone to rock up to Brighton and see some top acts for very little, or even nothing at all.

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