14 May 2012

THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2012: ONE'S TO WATCH


So after some technical glitches that halted OWL BY NIGHT'S intrepid grass roots reporting from The Great Escape Festival everything seems to have come together, albeit perhaps a little late. So here is the first post in relation to Brighton and indeed Europe's biggest new music festival. ENJOY!



ONE'S TO WATCH - TWOO WORD SNAP SUMMARIES:



ALUNAGEORGE: Vampish slow-jams.
AVALANCHE CITY: Melodic folk.
BASS DRUMS OF DEATH: Maniacal rage-tunes.
BASTILLE: Sultry indie-pop.
BIG WAVE RIDERS: Fini-lectro synth-surfers.
BIGKIDS: Juxtapositional heroes.
BINARY: Sublime electro-indie.
BORN GOLD: Canadian smash-tronica.
BOY FRIEND: sophisticated revelry.
CAVE PAINTING: Brightonian thought-provokers.
CITIZENS!: Pop champions.
CLEAN BANDIT: Instrumentalist extraordinaire's
COLLEGE: Influential Franco-lectro.
CROWNS: Punk-folk bashment.
DEVIN: Rock-rolling.
DJANGO DJANGO: Effervescent artsy-rock-tronic.
DRY THE RIVER: Celestial mood-makers.
FILMS OF COLOUR: Emotive compositions.
FOXES: Seductive noire-pop.
FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS: Surreal-scape marauders.
FRIENDS: Resonant electro-tists.
GRIMES: Psychedelic fusion.
GROSS MAGIC: scuzz popsters.
HATCHAM SOCIAL: Mountainous indie.
HUSKY: Sublime folk.
JINJA SAFARI: Rambunctious Australians.
JONQUIL: Indie romanticists.
JUVENILES: French architects.
KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS: Cerebral soundscapers.
LA FEMME: Competing Instrumentations.
LIANNE LA HAVAS: Sultry vocalism.
LAST DINOSAUR: Joyous indietones.
MADEON: Electro eclecticism.
MAN LIKE ME: Forthright musicality.
MMOTHS: Picturesque noisia.
MISTEUR VALAIRE: Sophisticated beats.
NIKI AND THE DOVE: Svenska synergies.
NZCA LINES: Synth-pop thoroughfares.
PALMA VIOLETS: Skittish indie.
PEACE: Resplendent tunes.
PORCELAIN RAFT: Hazy hypno-pop.
RED INK: Ostentatious theatricals.
RICH AUCOIN: Celebratory compositions.
SAVOIR ADORE: Magical renditions.
SHIELDS: Beat-savvy construction.
SLOW CLUB: Intelligent indie-folk.
SPECTOR: Explosive slices.
ST. LUCIA: Dreamscape makers.
STRANGERS: Eighties synth-tronica.
SWISS LIPS: Elated pop.
SYKUR: Glacial wildernesses.
TANLINES: Sun-drenched synths.
THE NEW UNION: Suave indie.
THEME PARK: Dynamic lyricism.
TOY: Genre splitting.
TRIBES: Punchy alt-pop.
TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES: Hallucinogenic tomfoolery.
TRUST: Satin electro.
VISION OF TREES: Pristine electronica.
WE HAVE BAND: Exultant music.
WE WERE EVERGREEN: Franco indie-pop.
WILD BELLE: Serene blisstopia.
YACHT: Plod-along electro-pop.
ZEBRA AND SNAKE: Finnish experimentalism.
ZULU WINTER: Graceful compositions.


TO CHECK OUT ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED BANDS AND ACTS, SIMPLY TYPE THEIR NAMES INTO YOUTUBE / FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW FROM THERE.

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