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FEMALE VOCALS: The Great Escape

Wednesday 03 May 2017

SO hard to choose, but here are eight acts I’m excited to see at The Great (and Alternative) Escape…

Aldous Harding
New Zealander Harding channels all kinds of weird and wonderful
things whilst performing. Don’t miss these rare UK shows.
TGE: Thursday 23:15 Paganini Ballroom & Friday 15:15 One Church

Angsty 90s Grunge-Rock with a Celtic twang.
For Fans Of Nadine Shah, PJ Harvey and Wye Oak.
TAE: Friday 19:35 The Hub
TGE: Saturday 13:45 Komedia

Dahlia Sleeps
Brooding Synth-Pop four-piece. FFO London Grammar and Shura.
TAE: Friday 21:40 North Laine Brewhouse

Dream Wife
Björk meets Life Without Buildings (plus a bit of Spice Girls).
TAE: Thursday 17:50 The Castle Street Gymnasium
TGE: Friday 23:00 Wagner Hall & Sat 21:30 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

This Danish music school-formed five-piece avoid categorisation
with their “restlessly inventive” sound.
TAE: Thursday 14:40 Marlborough Theatre
TGE: Saturday 19:30 Sallis Benny Theatre

Marika Hackman
Check out a grungier and less self-concious Marika at TGE.
She’s “unhinged, uninhibited and shamelessly free.”
TGE: Thursday Paganini Ballroom 20:15

Our Girl
Brighton-formed Shoegazers fronted by The Big Moon’s Soph Nathan.
TAE: Thursday 17:10 The Castle Street Gymnasium
TGE: Saturday 20:00 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

The Hundredth Anniversary
Brighton-based “Pastoral Slowcore” three-piece.
Bright guitar lines, rigorous percussion and clear, honest vocals.
TAE: Thursday 15:10 The Castle Street Gymnasium
TAE: Saturday 18:10 St Mary’s Church (Kemp Town)


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