Welcome to the start of Great Escape week on the blog. For the next few days i’ll be going through who you should see and when. So let’s start with Thursday. This is who i’ll be gearing up to see this time next week…
The Dome Studio Theatre (they also play at 19:45 at The Haunt)
19:30 Tom Odell
The Warren (also playing at 22:15 at St. Bartholowmew’s Church)
20:15 Wolf Alice
Coalition (also playing at 22:30 at Latest Music Bar)
21:15 London Grammar
St. Bartholowmew’s Church
23:00 Mac DeMarco
Green Door Store
The Dome Studio Theatre
00:00 Jackie Onassis
Green Door Store
Wolf Alice have released a ‘new’ track, only it’s not really new because it was actually released ages ago before all the hype on their brilliant ‘Wednesday’ EP, which is now no longer available. Still, it’s a great track, and it’s nice to see it resurface as a b-side to ‘Bros’.
You can pre-order the 7″ now at Rough Trade.
The Great Escape is without a doubt one of my favourite UK festivals. Every year the line-up is incredible and, how better to spend a weekend in May than running around beautiful Brighton seeing some of the best new music the world has to offer. Last year my highlights were Grimes, Palma Violets and Alabama Shakes, and judging by the line-up just announced for this year, 2013 could even top that!
You can view the full line-up of their website, but here is a few of my highlights so far…
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
You can purchase tickets here, and they are only £45 for the weekend. See you there!
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Charmingly beautiful b-side to Fluffy…
Incredible new track from Wolf Alice, by far the best thing they have done so far.
The track will be released on 7″ vinyl on February 11th via Chess Club Records. You can preorder it now at Rough Trade. And the band also play a free show at the Old Blue Last tomorrow night in London.
A new single from Wolf Alice. It’s excellent. The band head out on tour with PEACE for a couple of dates at the end of the month.
Wolf Alice have been around for a while now but it was only a few days ago that I was brought to the attention of their new recordings, which are quite frankly, pretty amazing. They used to be quite folky and twee. A bit like Melody, Melodia and Me or one of those sickly sweet (but more sickly) bands. There new recordings sound almost like a different band. They seem to have given themselves a bit of a makeover, and it’s definitely worked in their favour.
‘Wednesday’ is electronically lead. Front woman Ellie Rowsell’s voice sounds gorgeous and rich against the sparse plinky, plonky backdrop. ‘Destroy Me’ is girlie and grungy, 90′s sounding, and my preferred of the three tracks. The third of the tracks ‘Every Cloud’ is again electronically lead. It begins with slow echoey synth sounds and then enters the beautiful silky harmonised vocals. You can download all three songs from their Bandcamp page. Also check out this rather nice solo version of a track called ‘Leaving‘.
I like this new Wolf Alice and look forward to hearing more.