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Du Tonc - Surging Memories

Du Tonc
Surging Memories

Cheap Thrills/unsigned

The product of a chance encounter in a Paris basement club, NYC-based Du Tonc are UK producer/DJ Mighty Mouse and Matthew...

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31 May 2013
Crystal Fighters - You & I

Crystal Fighters
You & I

Zirkulo / PIAS / Atlantic

British/Hispanic synth-folk act Crystal Fighters' highly anticipated sophomore album Cave Rave, conceived over two months in their Basque Country spiritual home and...

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30 May 2013
Emily Wells - Darlin’

Emily Wells
Darlin’

Partisan Records

Texan-born, Brooklyn-based Emily Wells very nearly passed us by. The press release description of her distinctive 'feline' vocal seemed like a...

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29 May 2013
Deap Vally - Baby I Call Hell

Deap Vally
Baby I Call Hell

Island / Communion

With debut album Sistrionix dropping on June 24, all the indications are that LA blues-rock duo and long-time RotD favourites...

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28 May 2013
New Desert Blues - Adam

New Desert Blues
Adam

unsigned

A fortunate few early-rising Great Escapees were treated to an impressive Alternative Escape debut from unsigned 'noir-Americana' act New Desert Blues in...

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24 May 2013
Knife Party - EDM Death Machine

Knife Party
EDM Death Machine

Earstorm Records

The Haunted House EP is a characteristically uncompromising return from Aussie electro duo Knife Party, the post-Pendulum project of Rob Swire...

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23 May 2013
Fenech-Soler - Magnetic

Fenech-Soler
Magnetic

Warner Bros

Cross-fertilising indie and electronica since 2010's well-received eponymous debut album, Northamptonshire's Fenech-Soler appear to have found a virulent new strain of...

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22 May 2013
Electric Guest - This Head I Hold

Electric Guest
This Head I Hold

Because / Warner Bros

Label: Toby Baker, Warner Bros  Publishing: Because Editions / Sweet Science / Universal Music Publishing Online: Caz Beashel, Inside...

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21 May 2013
Little Green Cars - Big Red Dragon

Little Green Cars
Big Red Dragon

Glassnote / Island

Among the standout acts at The Great Escape last week were Little Green Cars, whose polished performances to packed houses at the...

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20 May 2013
Coasts - Wallow

Coasts
Wallow

Tidal Recordings

Another act worth adding to your schedule for The Great Escape this weekend are unsigned Bristol five piece Coasts, whose...

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17 May 2013
Shovels & Rope - Hail Hail

Shovels & Rope
Hail Hail

Decca

After two sold-out shows at the Slaughtered Lamb in March, Charleston super-couple Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent - aka Shovels...

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16 May 2013
Tegan & Sara - I Was A Fool

Tegan & Sara
I Was A Fool

Warner Bros

Feels like we've waited a long time for this one, and not just because everyone who has heard Tegan &...

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14 May 2013
Catfish and the Bottlemen - Homesick

Catfish and the Bottlemen
Homesick

Communion

Great Escape delegates: make sure you catch Llandudno four piece Catfish and the Bottlemen, who trade in that rarest of...

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13 May 2013
Pegboard Nerds feat. Splitbreed - We Are One

Pegboard Nerds feat. Splitbreed
We Are One

Razzia / Family Tree Music AB

Pegboard Nerds are Scandinavian DJ and production duo Alexander Odden and one-time Safri Duo/DJ Encore producer Michael Parsberg. Early singles...

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08 May 2013
Dear Georgiana - I Wanna Be In Love

Dear Georgiana
I Wanna Be In Love

Tummy Touch

Dear Georgiana is the new solo project of Brooklyn-based Southern belle Lauren Balthrop, who releases her eponymous debut album through...

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07 May 2013
Bipolar Sunshine - Rivers

Bipolar Sunshine
Rivers

Bipolar Sunshine

Top of your hitlist for The Great Escape should be Bipolar Sunshine, who plays the NME Stage at the Corn Exchange...

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03 May 2013
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. - Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Blurred Lines

Polydor

Six albums deep, and after the moderate success of 2007's Lost Without U, all the signs are that Robin Thicke is...

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02 May 2013
David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon - Play Hard

David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon
Play Hard

Parlophone

The staggering numbers attached to the runaway success story that is David Guetta still raise eyebrows. 42 million Facebook likes; six videos...

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01 May 2013