great-escapeThis year’s Great Escape festival looks amazing this year! To celebrate, we’ve made a list of ten acts we certainly don’t think you should miss this month.

 

Aristophanes

Since this incredibly talented and verbally dexterous Taiwanese artist featured on Grimes’ Art Angels album in 2015, her career trajectory took flight, giving her the recognition she deserved. With this year’s Humans Become Machines, she’s proved that she more than lives up to the hype.

 

The Moonlandingz

This semi-fictional band is a Fat White Family and Eccentronic Research Council collaboration based on a narcissism and obsession, which makes them pretty unique. They’re sure to be a highlight at this festival as they’re notorious for wild, unpredictable, messy and surreal shows.

 

King Nun

One of the most exciting, visceral and probably loudest indie bands that have emerged this past year, King Nun are making angry guitar music cool again. Their recent release, the White Stripes-esque ‘Hung Around’, proves this and more. Be sure not to miss them here.

 

Yellow Days

He wrote his first song ‘People’ at just 14 and at 17 it was released on the fantastic Harmless Melodies EP amongst other songs that would surely cause envy and admiration in artists twice his age. His most recent release ‘Go Home’ has gathered attention from Noisey, Pigeons and Planes and The Line Of Best Fit, and for good reason, it’s another incredible track from someone who’s sure to blow up this summer.

 

Jay Som

Jay Som’s combination of synths, Mac Demarco-esque guitars, soft voice and personal lyrics has caught the ear of many music fans and publications alike. All have decided that her music is some of the best guitar pop you’ll hear this year.

 

Sløtface

With an album out later this year, this Norwegian four-piece will be, without a doubt, one of the best up and coming acts at the festival. Check out their Empire Records and Sponge States EPs before Try Not To Freak Out drops and you’ll be just as eager as we are.

 

Ider

Ider’s Electronic R’n’B has been compared to FKA TWIGS, Nilufer Yanya and Oh Wonder, but it’s definitely its own unique and wonderful sound.

 

Froth

After forming as a ‘joke’ in 2011, Los Angele’s Froth became a band in 2013 and have grown into a serious, and seriously brilliant band. Their latest release Outside (briefly) has seen the group create their most intricate, experimental and interesting music to date.

 

Cosmo Pyke

With dreamy guitars and a King Krule like voice, Cosmo Pyke’s music blends nostalgic influences with a fresh new take, perfect for summer festivals.

 

Estrons

Cardiff’s Estrons make the most powerful indie rock you ever did hear. With an idiosyncratic set of influences, from rap to rock and even opera, these guys will definitely be a festival highlight.