The Great Escape, Day One

This is gonna be short and sweet cos everything hurts too much.

Thursday saw The Great Escape descend upon Brighton, and Brighton reciprocated by swiftly arranging some sunshine. All was right, and to celebrate we swiftly decamped to Digital to catch chirpy Aussie songstrels Echo and the Empress. That was along time, and (too) many beers ago, but I distinctly remember them having one or two toe tappers up their sleeves.

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Jim Antiswarm Griffin Launches new Podcast

The BBC’s Danny Leigh has teamed up with Jim Griffin from Seek’s Antiswarm show to put out an irreverent Podcast about movies and everything else under the sun. This first show is brought to you in association with Bacon Busters magazine & drug freak-out sequences. Enjoy!

No Direction Home 2012 – Review

The summer is here regardless what the weather says and my most recent stop on this year’s festival tour was the inaugural No Direction Home  at Welbeck Abbey in the north of Sherwood Forest.
I’m used to checking out new music, but this is the first time I’ve been at the first ever festival of it’s kind…

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Field Day 2012 – Review

So we went to Field Day 2012. Yeah, it’s notorious for bad weather and it’s in East London where people are strange but there was some great music on show and the line up was pound for pound as good as anything this summer.

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The Great Escape Festival Review

Nick Armstrong Great Escape Festival Review 2012 by Seeks Music on Mixcloud

Nick emerges from Europe’s largest new music festival with a show of global reach.
From Iceland to Australia, Newcastle to New York came this years acts that highlighted his weekend and interviewed.
Nick speaks to Zulu WinterPorcelain RaftKeep Shelly In Athens and Retro Stefson to name but a few.
Friends were made, beers were drank, there also some gigs thrown in for good measure
Highlights on the show from Escape ’buzz’ bands HAIM and La Femme. Read more…