Band of the Day


TGE Artist Spotlight: Young & Sick

The project is an alter-ego of Nick Van Hofwegen, a visual artist who has provided album art for Maroon 5 and Foster the People amongst others. With the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this month, however, Hofwegen has branched out into music-based talents, and Brighton is in for a treat in May as he ....... 
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Band of the Day: Allusondrugs

Recent singles since the quintet formed back in 2012 have spelt good things, and with latest effort 'Nervous' acting as another precursor for what is shaping up to be more and more of a must-catch album with each new taster. Surely there can't be that much longer to wait?  In the meantime, the band's single releases are ....... 
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Alt Escape Band Spotlight: Daughters of Davis

Rather than riding on the coattails of its sister event, the Alt Escape doesn't struggle to offer more than its fair share of hidden gems. Previous years have one us over with ease, and 2014 seems no different, with stages boasting 7bit favourites such as Mourning Birds, AK/DK, Johnny Foreigner, Wot Gorilla? and more. ....... 
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Band of the Day: Eureka Birds

To this day The Burning Of Rome remain one of my favourite bands from this feature, and today's Maryland quintet seem to be cut from a somewhat similar cloth. With simple but effective vocal lines alongside instrumentals submerged in an effect-laden hum it becomes hard to resist the kaleidoscopic disco of sound that the band conjure up. ....... 
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Band of the Day: The Magnus Puto

This summer will see Sonisphere and Download butt heads for the first time since the former's cancellation in 2012, with no 2013 instalment for the Knebworth weekender despite my (rather laughable in hindsight) predictions for a return that never panned out. While both events are packing heavyweights at the top of their respective lineups, it's the ....... 
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Artist of the Day: Owls of the Swamp

We've covered Nottingham quintet Falling Off Maps quite favourably in the last six months, but now it appears that all the way over in Australia, a challenger has appeared.  Owls of the Swamp is the pet project of singer-songwriter Pete Uhlenbruch, and with a debut album launch fast approaching, it's time to see whether Atlas can do for him what A ....... 
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Band of the Day: The Tapestry

The Manchester quartet offer the kind of sound that if most commonly found tucked away on a cassette from the late '90s, but their four years as a band has been spent attempting to verify that sound as timeless. With a debut album looming and already grabbing the attention of plenty of critics and contemporaries, The ....... 
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Band of the Day: Eyes & No Eyes

It's all building up to the band's debut album launch party at the end of the current tour, and while the self-titled LP was already released as March drew to a close, the atmosphere is likely to be pretty special when the official launch show kicks off. Because it's a different kind of energy that the ....... 
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TGE Band Spotlight: Death At Sea

While some like last week's band the Diamond Age have the festival practically on their doorstep, others such as Death At Sea have a little bit of a longer run. It is nothing, of course, compared to those bands actually coming in from Canada or Australia, but the point still stands, and the point is that Death ....... 
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Band of the Day: Scarlet Chives

And it's not because we're so excited that we simply have to talk about them now lest we explode. No, the reason for the Denmark five-piece not enjoying the focus of our Great Escape Spotlight is because they're not there. ....... 
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