All the way from New Zealand to the South of England. The Great Escape are set to showcase New Zealand’s talented artist/bands and collectives!
3.30PM: The Beths:
Auckland four-piece The Beths channel their long-time
friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. 2018 was a
breakout year for The Beths, beginning with a signing to Carpark Records, a world
tour, and the release on August 10 of their freshman album Future Me Hates Me.
Made up of five independently talented and successful members
who were looking for a new creative outlet unconstrained by over-thinking,
over-planning, and excessive control; LEISURE are an anomaly in the music
industry. This unusual melting-pot of contributions means LEISURE is greater
than the sum of its parts, each member bringing different influences from 70s
funk, to 90s rap and R&B, all the way to dance music from the early 2000s.
Each member also brings a different skill set – strong pop song writing
sensibilities, experimental production techniques, and the talent to mix and
master their own work. http://www.theleisurecollective.com/
Drax Project are an exquisite marriage of stellar
musicianship and killer songs. This combination coupled with their incendiary
live show has led them on a two-year run of sold out venues as both headliners
and openers. The group started busking on the streets of Wellington before
gaining a following re-working vocal hooks of famous pop songs into saxophone
licks and has since seen an astronomical rise to success. The four-piece made
up of Shaan, Matt, Ben and Sam have signed to a major label, recorded with
artists such as Hailee Steinfeld (on their hit single ‘Woke Up Late’) and Rich
The Kid and played alongside acts such as Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Lorde. https://www.draxproject.com/
12.30PM: Soaked Oats:
Soaked Oats are a young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin,
New Zealand who have been described as “a southern stew of Kurt Vile and Mac
DeMarco with a good shake of Kevin Morby”. Since forming in early 2017 the band
have come to notoriety for writing songs about stoned fruit (‘Avocado
Aficionado’, ‘I’m a Peach’), have completed a multitude of tours around home
country New Zealand, dates in Australia and the United States – becoming known
for endearing live performances showcasing the bands penchant for joyous song
writing and high energy shows. https://soakedoats.bandcamp.com/
Take a listen to The Great Escape NZ Playlist to check out
their sound before they hit the stage!
FRIDAY 10TH MAY
BRIGHTON BN2 1TW
12PM – 4PM
For more information on The Great Escape Fest check out their website.