12:30 New Desert BluesFishbowl
13:40 On and OnThe Courtyard
15:30 Empress ofFitzherberts
16:00 Susanne SundforThe Courtyard
19:30 Marika HackmanUnitarian Church
It’s May and that means Great Escape, Sunshine and END OF MY DEGREE! However, we’ve got a few weeks to go yet, so lets lament on the great month of music that was April.
This playlist includes beauties from Merchandise, Bonobo (my favourite album of the month), Lorde and Gambles. However, my favourite track of the month ‘Supposed to Be’ by Tom Odell isn’t up on Soundcloud, so i’ve posted the YouTube link below for your listening please.
I’m so excited for this years Great Escape festival! Not only will it mark the start of summer and the start of the festival season, but it will also showcase some of the hottest hype bands of the last year.
This week the festival announced another 100 or so bands, completing the line-up for this year (there may still be a couple more tweaks here and there). And basically, it’s going to be bloody brilliant! Here are a few selections from the new announcements which I like are pretty damn great…
Melody’s Echo Chamber
They join the likes of Merchandise, Blue Hawaii, Chvrches, Mac DeMarco, Wolf Alice, Tom Odell and hundreds more, the full line-up can be found over on their website. The Great Escape takes place in Brighton from 16th-18th May 2013. Festival weekend tickets are still available for £49.50 and you can also purchase day tickets or convention tickets. Ticket details can be found here.
Flying with Anna will be hosting full coverage of the festival, including a ‘What to see’ guide, so watch out for that before the festival.
See you on the beach?
I wasn’t sure about this at first, but today I’ve decided I like it.
At only 16 Misty Miller is quite astonishing. Her sweet, witty songs are written on just a ukelele perfectly accompanied by the voice of an angel. Yesterday her debut EP was released and you can buy it on iTunes now or get a free download from her myspace. The south Londoner is strongly inspired by the likes of Elvis, Dylan and Dusty Springfield yet her sound is folk-pop resembling Emmy the Great or past new treat Georgia Bruce. Her music is accessible and I can see it having lots of radio airplay in the future but her soulful voice and lyricism make it difficult not to fall in love with her and I hope she will inspire many audiences. She plays a gig in London tonight at The Cobden Club and you can visit her myspace page here.
I am now living in London! So this blog shall no longer be Leeds based but now London based. I may still write about Leeds gigs and the like as I am still following the music scene but mostly this shall be a London based blog. It might take a while for gig reviews to start going up (need to start going to gigs around here!) but after a while i’m sure it’ll be in full swing. There is a full London folk gig guide on the tab above so check that out and I hope you all keep on reading. x
And just because I have been listening to a lot of Misty Miller recently (new treat on her coming soon!)…