Nick Armstrong – The Great Escape 2012 Preview

This month Nick previews The Great Escape new music festival.
Filtering through the 300+ bands so you don’t have to.
There are emerging talents Fever FeverFoxes and The Black Belles.
Future anthems from Man Like MeTanlines & CYMBALS.
Returning festival favourites Retro StefsonAdmiral Fallow and Bastille.
Even if you can’t make it down to Brighton, we’ve got this months new jams covered.

New Artist: SiSSi

SiSSi is the recording name of  Sissi Neumayr a London based Austrian born singer songwriter formerly of Ladyfuzz. Whenever (Love Song) is her debut release proper and showcases her quite lovely voice with a promo directed by Annick Wolfers.

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Azealia Banks x Diplo = Fuck Up The Fun

Azealia Banks has debuted a new track overnight which is titled ‘Fuck Up The Fun’ produced by one half of Major Lazer Diplo.

It is unknown whether the track will feature on the rapper’s debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’, which is due for release in September through Universal.

Bad language check. Beat-astic check. Badass, it certainly is.

New Artist: Willis Earl Beal

I mentioned this hand drawn promo and played this track on my March Seeks Show.

Illustrated and directed by Willis Earl Beal.

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Brighton Rocks: The Great Escape 2012

The first line up announcement for The Great Escape 2012 was announced this morning and here at Seeks we couldn’t be more excited.

This year’s Escape kicks off on Thursday the 10th of May and climaxes on the night of the Saturday.

It’s 30 venues, 300+ bands, loads of fringe events, late-night club nights and a conference. So it’s a bit like South by Southwest on the beach but far cheaper and more accessible and you’re still likely to see the next big thing in a pub on the pier several years before they headline an O2 near you.

I’m most excited about the haunting Perfume Genius, When Saints Go Machine and Seeks favourites Dry The River.

I spoke to Matt of ‘Dry The River’ about the festival:

“We’re massively stoked to be playing The Great Escape.We had an awesome time there last year playing with The Antlers and Okkervil River and losing our 2ps on the pier. Prayin for sunshine again!! Good for drinking Brighton, too.”

Hotly tipped artists by Seeks that are appearing are Grimes, Spector, Zulu Winter, Friends, (Alt-J), François And The Atlas Mountains and Bos Angeles.

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