Tuesday 21 April 2015

Aurora - Running With The Wolves

Now that we’ve got the likes of SXSW and Coachella out of the way, those of us based in the UK can start to get excited about our own spring and summer music festivals. Of course we’re already up and running, with last weekend’s Are You Listening? Next up for Breaking More Waves (and a fair few bloggers that we communicate with via the power of the interweb) is Europe’s leading festival for new music – The Great Escape in Brighton. We’ve already previewed the 2015 edition (on this link), take a look at that to find out why we return every year. This will be our ninth out of ten.

For those who, like us, spend hours planning and scheduling artists to see, and calculating walk / run / sprint times between Brighton's venues, you’ll have probably already got a small list of ‘must sees’ that you’re building your programme around. Sometimes this means forsaking catching artists that we love, but have already watched live a number of times, to see those that we have yet to experience in flesh and sweat. High up on that list is Norway’s Aurora Aksnes who releases her debut EP Running With The Wolves on the 4th May via Decca. Yesterday Aurora revealed the title track to the EP, a song that shows it’s possible to make electronic pop sound as human and organic as a folk singer with a guitar. In fact this mantra to letting go a sounds almost spiritual in the rousing chorus, which Aurora belts out with some gusto. 

Coalition, May 15th, Great Escape, Brighton 20.15 – 20.45. See you there perhaps? But if not, you can also catch her in London on the 11th June (tickets here).

Aurora - Running With The Wolves

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