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THE GREAT ESCAPE | REVIEW | VOLT CAFE

Bloody Knees photographed by Chris Bethell

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The Great Escape festival in Brighton was the perfect festival for those who love new music and bands.

Showing more than 300 acts, from The Maccabees playing the last main line-up set of the weekend, Bloody Knees smashing Bleach Brighton and sunny indie-rockers Sundara Karma debuting new material at Concorde 2 down by the beach, there was something on almost 24 hours a day. It was thrilling; the perfect festival for new music lovers, those who hate camping, everyone who loves Brighton and anyone up for some seaside song loving.

While VC didn’t manage to see every band we wanted to at the festival, here’s a little round-up of VC’s favourite acts from that fantastic weekend.

Black Honey photographed by Chris Bethell

Black Honey
Featuring a Debbie Harry-resembling, Courtney Love-spirited front girl and a super stylish band to boot, Black Honey was THE only option on Thursday night. Playing at The Green Door Store, they tore through their set, ending with Izzy smashing her guitar on the floor. Was that meant to be the end of their set? Who knows. But regardless, Black Honey’s music magic blew up with tracks like Madonna and Spinning Wheel. With incredible vocals, blazing guitar riffs and spell-binding basslines, Black Honey are the ones to watch this summer.

Palace
For sultry rock-blues with twanging guitars and smooth vocals, there’s no better band than Palace. Making waves with their relaxing but rock-spirited rhythms and unique blending of bass and guitar made for a special gig. Calming and surreal, but rocky and ferocious, I Want What You Got was an instant crowd-favourite.

Sundara Karma
Who knew four boys could make music so sunny and spiritually enlightening? Reading-based Sundara Karma, who also happen to all be incredibly well-dressed, feature incredibly unique vocals to match the mind-bogglingly good rhythm section. Loveblood, Freshbloom and Hustle were all crowd favourites, but not a single song in Sundara Karma’s set list disappointed. Oscar on vocals delivered his lyrics with such intensity you couldn’t help but get completely sucked in by their magic. Expect big things from these guys.

Slaves photographed by Matt Burnell

Slaves
Festival favourites, these two revellers from Kent have decided to bring proper punk back to the UK. Drumming while standing up deserves a medal if you ask us. Bringing out a friend dresses in a manta ray costume who then proceeded to dive and ‘swim’ in the audience was decision made by a comedy genius. The duo tore through their set, filling the Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange to the brim with their mind-blowing drum beats and basslines.

Swim Deep
Far removed from their debut album’s sound, Swim Deep’s new material is psychedelic, electronic and slightly twisted. Gone are the days of lovey-dovey, slow melodies and lyrics, which have been replaced with a lot more keys and psychedelic sounds. With Austin Williams on lead vocals tearing round the stage, and new addition James Balmont jamming away at the back on keys, the whole band’s individual sounds and instruments meshed together better than ever before.

The Gardens photographed by Chris Bethell

The Garden
Transported to the Shears’ twins VADAVERSE were the crowd who went to see The Garden. A total electric and inspired performance from these musically talented twins featured riotous bass and drums. Fletcher was leaping off anything he could find, be it his drum kit, the DJ booth, or the walls, while bassist Wyatt prayed on his knees to the VADAVERSE. Inspiring,

We also managed to catch a few more bands, including All Tvvins, Baby Queens, Neon Waltz, Baxter Dury, Venice Trip, Bad Breeding and Girl Band. Check back at the end of the summer for our FESTIVAL ZINE where we’ll be rounding up festival season.

Next year’s Great Escape will take place 19-21st May, and Super Earlybird Tickets are already available.

Words by Annie Lunnon

One day the water’ll be gone
They’ll be no one here to walk the lane
One day what you know we’ll be grown
One day the water’ll be gone
They’ll be no one here to walk the lane
One day what you know we’ll be grown
They’ll be no one here to hold your hand

Right now we’re crazy youngsters
Cameras runnin out, but who cares we’re runnin free
They call us crazy youngsters
We don’t apologize, we’re mad and runnin free

They call us crazy youngsters
Cameras runnin out but who cares we’re running free
Hell yeah, we’re crazy youngsters
Won’t apologize, we’re mad and runnin free
(Cause we got) Hey, we got a lot of things to do (Hey)
Hey, we got a lot of things to prove
(Yeah we got) Yeah we got a lot of road to go
(Hey) Yeah we got a lot of miles to go
So we keep driving, we keep driving

One day when the story’s all told
They’ll be no more words to fill the page
One night when the stars are gone
They’ll be no more light to guide the way

Right now we’re crazy youngsters
Cameras runnin out, but who cares we’re runnin free
They call us crazy youngsters
We don’t apologize, we’re mad and runnin free

They call us crazy youngsters
Cameras runnin out but who cares we’re running free
Hell yeah, we’re crazy youngsters
Won’t apologize, we’re mad and runnin free
(Cause we got) Hey, we got a lot of things to do (Hey)
Hey, we got a lot of things to prove
(Yeah we got) Yeah we got a lot of road to go
(Hey) Yeah we got a lot of miles to go
So we keep driving, we keep driving

(Oh) We keep driving, we keep driving (driving, driving, hey)

Don’t blink till its over
The fun has just begun
Let’s finish the race
While our hearts are young

(Cause we’re) Cause we’re crazy youngsters
Cameras runnin out but who cares we’re runnin free
Hell yeah we’re crazy youngsters (crazy youngsters)
Won’t apologize, we’re mad and runnin free
(Cause we got) Hey, we got a lot of things to do (Hey)
Hey we got a lot of things to prove
(Yeah we got) Hey, we got a lot of road to go
(Hey) Yeah we got a lot of miles to go
So we keep driving, oh ooh oh

Hell yeah we’re crazy youngsters
We keep drive, drive, drive, driving …

—  “Crazy Youngsters” by Ester Dean
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Today was such a perfect summer day ☀️

I listened to music while I worked at the studio so time went by so quick! I took class and it was so, so good. There was a girl I know from high school there who I’ve seen once or twice and now it’s one of those situations where it’s too late to say hi cos it’ll be awkward… Hahaha anyway she was right behind me in class so at first I was really distracted, but I just kept saying “it’s no one’s practice but my own” and I had one of the best classes ever.

After I was done I walked to my mum’s in the beautiful sunshine, and when she got home twenty minutes later we took the dog for a 45 minute walk through the park! My legs are super tired after yesterday and class but the sunshine was exactly what I needed.

We went for dinner on a lil patio and I had a delicious summery Caesar and we just pigged out on solid pub food. We walked to Starbucks, home, and then my sister and I gave my mum the photos we got done at Walmart. She loved them 💕💕

I came home to my dads and fell asleep on the couch for a solid hour. I’m now cuddled in bed sleepy but with only 22 minutes left until I’ve seen every single Friends episode. Priorities, people.

Sweet dreams everyone! 💕

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Perfect music to end the night. Another day tomorrow

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PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise (1998)

One of her best songs. The video is pretty good as well, 90′s fish-eye lens and all.

New blogpost (Nick Gurlach From Turbo Suit is Really as Awesome as He Seems) has been published on My Entertainment Blog

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Nick Gurlach From Turbo Suit is Really as Awesome as He Seems

By Taraleigh Weathers

If you haven’t heard of Turbo Suit yet you’re in luck. Today’s a new day and the perfect day to discover some new music. Turbo Suit is a vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile Indianapolis trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on tenor saxophone and EWI, and Jeff Peterson on drums.


When presented with the opportunity to have a chat with Nike Gerlach I jumped at the chance to get to talk to the man behind those sweet sensual saxophone melodies. His band has been making crowds dance since their launch in 2012. They have shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Deltron 3030 and EOTO, and performed at a plethora of top national festivals. On multiple occasions the band has been joined by Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on keyboards.


Without further ado, let’s take a glimpse into Nick’s brain!

Taraleigh: What’s your big why for doing what you do?

Nick: I don’t know what I would be doing if I weren’t a musician. I wonder if part of me has to do this or else I wouldn’t be happy. The problem there is I’ve never stopped playing and performing READ MORE HERE

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anonymous asked:

I think you're a wonderful person. You seem like the friend that you can go to when you feel super shitty & you'd just bury them in meaningful honest compliments. When someone is having trouble you're there to offer help or if all else fails, a hug. You're probably like the ideal person to watch the Victoria Secret Fashion Show with while eating copious amounts of pizza. I think your music taste is perfect for rain days and coffee/tea, while your disposition is perfect for deep conversations.

ugh this is too kind. you are wonderful and all of those things are definitely what I strive to be. And I DEFINITELY want to eat lots of pizza and watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, that’s 1000000% up my alley. you are wonderful be my friend

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I love want to l just like lie in bed all day with someone, watch movies, order pizza, and listen to music. That's a perfect day. Filled with laughter and deep conversation. Red wine would be cool too.

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