Continuing our tips for bands and solo artists that we recommend seeing if you’re going to this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton on May 14th-16th.
In this penultimate post we’re featuring live video footage of some of the acts we’ve selected so that you can get a real idea of their capabilities.
13. Black Honey
3 reasons why you should go and see Black Honey: 1. In lead singer Izzy they have an excellent front woman who manages to mix steely eyed ferociousness with just a hint of humour. 2. The band make a lot of noise, but they also make some damn fine songs. 3. The Great Escape is their home town show, so it should be a good one.
14. Seinabo Sey
One of our Ones To Watch 2015, Sweden’s Seinabo Sey is still remarkably low profile in the UK despite an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland. An incredible vocal talent. Surely that low profile can’t remain for that much longer?
15. Laura Doggett
The comments for Seinabo could also apply to Somerset’s Laura Doggett. Another powerful and gut-wrenching voice with a relatively low but building profile, helped by the inclusion of her song Old Faces on the trailer for ITV's Broadchurch. A Breaking More Waves regular - Laura is another act that we gave the first Hype Machine listing to back in 2013 with her song Heard It All Before.
South-London male-female duo A.O.S.O.O.N aka Marisa Hylton and Manny Folorunso have been growing support from blogs and UK radio with melodic songs that mix acoustic pop and beats that they've tagged as 'gangsta folk'. Their debut EP featured the captivating song Under which was picked up by Majestic Casual and to date has received over 4.5 million views on Youtube. They've followed it up with the equally impressive Same Difference from their Capo 3 EP .