91 BANDS JOIN THE 2012 GREAT ESCAPE LINE-UP!!

In case you missed the news earlier today I wrote the headline in capitals. 91, yes 91 new bands were announced for The Great Escape 2012 this morning.

The second wave of artists announced for Europe’s leading festival for new music (I didn’t make that up) are as followed:

MAXIMO PARK** (Brighton Dome show) /MYSTERY JETS / BOOKA SHADE / ALABAMA SHAKES / NATTY / LIANNE LA HAVAS / EMA / FOREST SWORDS / MADEON / ERRORS / WILLY MASON / ROLO TOMASSI / FOY VANCE / BETH JEANS HOUGHTON & THE HOOVES OF DESTINY / MICACHU & THE SHAPES / MAXXI SOUNDSYSTEM / WE HAVE BAND / LONEY, DEAR / TANLINES / NEW LOOK / KORELESS / SHABAZZ PALACES / TOY / LOWER THAN ATLANTIS / KWES / GROSS MAGIC / DISCLOSURE / DUOLOGUE / JONQUIL / EXITMUSIC / SPOEK MATHAMBO / HAIM / PALE SEAS / FOXES / SWIM DEEP / THE COMPUTERS / THE SKINTS / ANTLERED MAN / CHEW LIPS / HOODED FANG / PETS WITH PETS / TALL SHIPS / HOLY STATE / WIM / RICH AUCOIN / VONDELPARK / MILAGRES / MESPARROW / NZCA/Lines / DILLON / DON BROCO / BOY / ODONIS ODONIS / EIGHT AND A HALF / WET NUNS / MIKILL PANE / THE NIGHT / CUT RIBBONS / PAWS / BEN CAPLAN & THE CASUAL SMOKERS / I CHING / OLIVER TANK / GOLD & YOUTH / PSYCHOLOGIST / HOT PANDA / FICTION / STEP-PANTHER / PIKACHUNES/ BEN SALTER / BOXES / FILMS OF COLOUR / ALUNAGEORGE / FLIP GRATER / GRASS HOUSE / HUSKY /JD MCPHERSON / JOSH KUMRA / LULU JAMES / MY BEST FRIEND / SEASFIRE / SHIELDS / 22 / JAGUAR SHARK / VIOLET / LAST DINOSAURS / JORDAN COOK aka REIGNWOLF / JACKSON FIREBIRD / MASSMATIKS / MARTHA PATON

Particular highlights for me are Alabama Shakes who rocked The Boston Arms last week in London (pictured) ,  EMA who featured on both the Seeks Music review of the year show and Musica Musicas review of 2011 and the boy genius Gross Magic who we caught at the 100 club last year. Hear that interview again below.

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