The Great Escape 2014
Happening in various venues around the lovely seaside town of Brighton, The Great Escape is the best festival to discover your new favourite band, if you're willing to go with the flow and be open to the unexpected. Of course there are acts you know you want to catch, and this year one not to miss was East India Youth (aka William Doyle), whose exhilarating single “Heaven, How Long” was discovered by many on BBC Radio 6. Playing an afternoon set at Above Audio, Will looked dapper in a black turtle neck and suit, and gave the attentive audience a taste of his debut album “Total Strife Forever”, a fine blend of dreamy synth pop, ambient drone, and euphoric techno.
As far as discoveries go, seeing the up-and-coming London band Nimmo and the Gauntletts was a refreshing experience. Their music was aptly described by The Guardian as “The XX at the disco”, and with three smashing songs out and a video directed by Agyness Deyn, we bet you’ll hear more and more about Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett.
Words Luna Cohen-Solal
Photography Victor Frankowski