Fire showcase at The Alternative Escape on Saturday May 16th (Times Below)
We’ll be taking over The Basement, Brighton, from 2pm -11pm. Fire and Critical Heights artists will be performing alongside a bunch of great bands including Crows, Fist City, Those Foreign Kids and Nai Harvest. Event link here.
New Zealand psychgazers Surf City recently unleashed ‘Jekyll Island’; an album of sticky summer jams and fuzzy swirls and out and out dream pop blasts and to celebrate, the band are heading over for their first UK/ EU tour! Starting off with a London date at The Stillery, Camden and winding up at The Tin, Coventry with a date at The Great Escape for good measure, prepare to be blown away by their insane live show.
Death And Vanilla
Swedish duo Death And Vanilla bring their psychedelic dream pop to the UK with shows at Rough Trade East, Birthdays, The Great Escape and Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Expect delicious enticing soundscapes, full of swirling melodies and breathless vocals with 60’s psych influenced sounds.
London based experimental group, Virginia Wing, bring their sophisticated, hallucinogenic pop to The Great Escape following a recent tour with Hookworms and a European tour. Their critically acclaimed debut ‘Measures of Joy’ is a sonic tapestry of psychedelic majesty that weaves the radiophonic sounds of Broadcast with the kosmische wonder of Cluster and the rhythmic propulsion of This Heat.
Pulsating with a visceral tension, their debut ‘From Safer Place’ album on Critical Heights earlier this year. Calling to mind the cathartic energy of Rites of Spring and Husker Du with the disparate post punk angularity of Joy Division and Mission of Burma. They toured the UK at the start of 2015 with Naomi Punk.
Fire Records are teaming up with Teen Creeps and Sixty Six Productions for a showcase as part of this year’s Alternative Escape.
Surf City – 9PM – listen to ‘Leave Your Worries’
Death And Vanilla – 8PM – listen to ‘Time Travel’
Virginia Wing – 7PM – listen to ‘Donna’s Gift’
Fawn Spots – 6PM – listen to ‘Black Water’