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Preview: The Great Escape 2011

 
By on Wednesday, 26th January 2011 at 11:00 am
 

The first batch of acts scheduled to perform at Brighton’s Great Escape have been announced. The preliminary bill posted on the official festival Web site lists TGTF favourites from St. Albans, Friendly Fires (pictured above), playing a headlining set at Brighton Dome. Other acts scheduled to perform include bands hotly tipped for big things in 2011 like Katy B, Warpaint and Brother, as well as acts we’ve written quite a bit about on TGTF like Dutch Uncles and Villagers.

The Great Escape takes place in various venues across Brighton, Thursday the 12th to Saturday the 14th of May 2011. Early bird tickets for the 3-day event are still available at the very reasonable price of £35 (valid for entrance to all non-Dome shows). It’s only an additional £6 ‘top-up’ from the festival wristband to gain access to Brighton Dome concerts. Visit the official Great Escape Web site for more ticket information.

The list of acts announced for the festival so far are listed under the cut.
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Levi’s Ones To Watch from The Great Escape

 
By on Thursday, 21st May 2009 at 9:18 pm
 

The lovely people at Levi’s Ones To Watch popped over this video into our inbox. It’s footage from their stage over at The Great Escape Festival (Brighton) and features performances from Black Lips, The Twilight Sad, Hockey and a very special show with Babyshambles. Enjoy 🙂

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qYCi4UwHI[/youtube]

 

Album Review: The Rifles – Great Escape

 
By on Tuesday, 3rd March 2009 at 1:00 pm
 

untitledRecently, the long awaited second album from The Rifles hit the shelves and since the Great Escape was available to buy, its been making awesome progress. 11 top quality tracks make up the record and every single one of them is easy to imagine on the radio. According to their myspace, the band are Rock/Punk/Ska in style but it’s hard to find a band more indie than these guys. Although NME slagged the group off, they’re more than just a decent band. Their sound has a true cult feel to it and is not too dissimilar to Hard-Fi.

After listening to Great Escape you’d be forgiven for humming one of the anthems for a few weeks as the contagious effect of this record should come with a warning. The album starts with a bang, as most records do, but “Science In Violence” has the punchy guitar chords, crashing symbols and catchy vocal chants. For me however, the best track on the album is “Toe Rag” which sounds just like a Rakes tune. Although it is a bit more mellow and slower than other tracks, it progresses nicely and builds with attitude and feeling with every second. Probably the most infectious tune on the album is “Fall To Sorrow” which has chants that give it anthem status but “The Great Escape” is a close contender.

The Rifles seem to get a lot of stick for no particular reason and crowd followers haven’t helped them. However, Great Escape is one of my albums of the year as every track is a solid addition to any music collection.

 
 
 

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