Great Escape Festival Taster: Part II

As The Great Escape Festival gets closer, we want to help you in your hunt of seeing all the best bands possible. Perhaps you're only at the festival for a day, perhaps you've got a three day ticket with bells and whistles on.

Either way, with over 300 bands playing, you're going to need some organisational help in order to make sure you see the bands you came for.

So here are my best picks - the one's to see at the Great Escape. I'll see you there!

The Skints

The Skints are a rude reggae, ska & dub youth band from London. They mix Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and a punk rock work ethic to create a sound familiar to newcomers, yet unique below the surface.



Peace are a four-piece indie band hailing from Birmingham, consisting of Harrison, Dominic, Samuel and Douglas. The video depicts "A world reminiscent of youth and it’s endless possibilities, where the ‘I-don’t-give-a-fuck’ attitude reigns", and the doomy vocals, foreboding guitar and refreshing instrumentation make this band a lot more exciting than expected.

Wet Nuns:

Wet Nuns have a modern lo-fi blues-stoner-punk sound; something which definitely makes them stand out in Sheffield, Deep South Yorkshire. They are now making a wider name for themselves as one of the loudest two-piece bands around.

Nordic Giants

Brighton's post-rock duo Nordic Giants smashed onto the music scene little over a year ago. Influenced by the likes of Massive Attack and Cinematic Orchestra, the band have already shared the stage with Ratatat and Mogwai.


A psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, featuring Nick Allbrook of Tame Impala. A collaborative music project formed in 2008.

Some more names to check out:

  • Grimes
  • We Were Promised Jet Packs
  • Lianna La Havas
  • Eagulls
  • We Are The Ocean
  • Howler
  • Django Django
  • Dry The River
  • Cymbals

And here's a trailer for the festival, letting you know what to expect from Brighton's version of SXSW.

Here's a link back to The Great Escape Festival Taster Part I