15 Acts to Catch at The Alternative Escape: 14th -16th of May

With The Great Escape Festival covering all of your big name necessities, The Alternative Escape brings some hidden treasure. Some real gems are hidden away for absolutely zilch beneath those stones of Brighton’s beach, here we are to do some digging and compile our top 15 that you just got to catch. Here we go, travellers:

Saint Agnes

Where? The Joker

When? Thursday 14th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Western / Blues / Rock

Sounds like: Tarantino’s Spaghetti Westerns / The Kills / The Duke Spirit / The Joy Formidable

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Lupo

Where? The Joker

When? Thursday 14th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Psych / Moonshine

Sounds like: Temples / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Syd Barrett / The Asteroid #4

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The Away Days

Where? The Mesmerist

When? Thursday 14th of May @ 5pm

Genre: Turkish Shoegaze / Dream-Pop

Sounds like: Slowdive / Ride / Wild Beasts

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SPACENOID

Where? Al Duomo Italian Restaurant

When? Saturday 16th of May @ Midnight

Genre: Electronic Post-Rock

Sounds like: Four Tet / Flying Lotus / Mount Kimbie

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Francisco the Man

Where? BLEACH

When? Saturday 16th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Shoegaze / Garage / Melodic Indie Rock

Sounds like: Hinds / Wet Illustrated / Young Buffalo

Animal House

Where? BLEACH

When? Saturday 16th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Electronic Garage Pop

Sounds like: Kings of Leon / The Strokes / The Black Lips

Death and Vanilla

Where? Fire Records @ The Basement

When? Saturday 16th of May @ 8pm

Genre: Dream Pop / Psych

Sounds like: The Voyeurs / Crushed Beaks / Gengahr

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Marker Starling

Where? The Latest Music Bar

When? Thursday 14th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Melancholy Party Jams

Sounds like: Beach Boys / Talking Heads / David Byrne

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The Boy I Used To Be

Where? BLEACH

When? Thursday 14th of May @ 6:30pm

Genre: Psych / Folk / Electronic

Sounds like: Kurt Vile / The War on Drugs / Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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The Spoken Herd

Where? The Warren

When? Saturday 16th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Hip-Hop

Sounds like: Nothing you’ve really heard before. A ten person freestyle hip-hop group sounds pretty funkin’ good.

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Violetic

Where? Al Duomo Italian Restaurant

When? Saturday 16th of May @ 2:30am (Really Sunday, but you get gist)

Genre: Ambient / Post-Punk

Sounds like: Chapterhouse / Lush / Pale Saints

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The Black Fields

Where? Nowhere Man

When? Saturday 16th of May @ 5pm

Genre: Country Rock

Sounds like: Tom Waits / Dick Dale / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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Big Society

Where? The White Rabbit

When? Saturday 16th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Post-Rock / Ambient / Rock

Sounds like: Radiohead / Biffy Clyro / Queens of the Stone Age

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Black Rooster Black Shag

Where? Marwood

When? Saturday 16th of May @ 8:10pm

Genre: Rock n Roll Noir

Sounds like: Nick Cave / The Dead Weather

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BATSCH

Where? The Latest Music Bar

When? Thursday 14th of May @ time TBC

Genre: Indie Pop

Sounds like: Dutch Uncles / Field Music

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