Austrian Artists at The Great Escape

The Great Escape, Brighton/UK, May 14–16, 2015

The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 400 up and coming bands play in 35 Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It’s the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.

TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. TGE runs a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance. The Alternative Escape, the Brighton Dome Shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations all add the festivities and make this weekend in Brighton one not to miss.
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Austrian artists performing at TGE


The Prince Albert, 14th May, 01:00pm
Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, 16th May, 1:15pm – 1:45pm


Formed in Vienna by permateens who believe in mutant power of sixteeen years olds! Trying hard in squeezing out tunes of their shitty gear while inhaling loads of pizza and beer. Somebody told me that their musick sounds like G.G. Allin and Roy Orbison in some kind of heavy petting orgy adding that sprizzy stuff that Paul Collins secretly dropped into Cindy Laupers Coka Cola at Burger King. Although they are on the excessive war path haunting all the crystal bubbles of the past, new mutations of power pop, garage music and pop blitz songs were detected under their very low radar.


The Prince Albert, 14th May, 02:00pm
Bar Rogue at The Albion, 14th May, 05:10pm *Alternative Escape
The Hope And Ruin, 14th May, 11:00pm – 11:45pm


Bulbul is probably the most unconventional, trippy and deranged rock formation in Austria. With its signature layer of weirdness, this band is known for playing rock music with a special passion for gritty edges. Musically being nearly impossible to squeeze into one genre, the members of the band – Raumschiff Engelmayr (guitar, vocals), Derhunt (bass) and DDkern (drums) – have always followed their own path with music elements spanning across various styles. Unlike other rock bands in the industry, Bulbul have created their very own distinctive style and stand alone as a rapturous testament to individuality and the raw power of rock and noise.


The Prince Albert, 14th May, 12:00pm
Jubilee Gardens, 14th May, 9:00pm – 9:30pm


Chili and the Whalekillers are an Icelandic-Austrian five-piece band loaded with an array of artfully crafted songs with considerable danceability. Musically, Chili and the Whalekillers can only be described as diverse: from Indie Pop, Folk, Pop Rock, Surf and even Dream Pop all coloured by retro sounding 60’s psychedelia. Their genre crossing is as effortless as their changing of the multi instruments on stage yet there is a constant feeling of coherence, a shared spirit and substance. Both singles “Smile” and “Turn” of their latest album “Turn” charted in the Icelandic radio charts with the latter reaching number 3.


The Prince Albert, 14th May, 03:00pm
Bar Rogue at The Albion, 14th May, 06:00pm *Alternative Escape


Stylistically you could most likely settle Mile Me Deaf somewhere between quality indie pop with a rock flip side, charming casual lo-fi attempts with some slight folk excursions and modest use of noise eruptions – a mix that definitely has its appeal and lets the band head Wolfgang Möstl express his creative and free-spirited individualism in a really unique and exciting way. Verified with successful performances around the globe, Mile Me Deaf has proven to be a refreshing act that definitely stands out and leaves you wanting more.


Dome Studio Theatre, 16th May, 8:30pm – 9:00pm
Prince Albert, 16th May, 3:30pm – 4:00pm


The world of Cid Rim circles around the boundless magic and mythical formulas of funk. When speaking of his influences and musical socialisation, the 28 year old viennese producer and drummer ends in the 70ies of the past century. Think of the JBs, big band sounds á la Stan Kenton or the drum breaks, which widely opened his personal doors to funk.

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Over the years The Clonious proved his qualities as a versatile DJ from Vienna to Cape Town. As a remixer as well – you can find various trademark reworks for the likes of Alice Russell, longtime companion Dorian Concept or Krts on his visiting card.


Okmalumkoolkat aka Allblackblackkat aka Smart Mompara aka Bhut’yang’chaza aka Ikati Elimnyama aka The Sjambok Ambu – a man of many names and many games. The Futuremfana has spread his net of razor zharp lyrics and light speed dance moves far and wide, gaining a cult following in both South Africa and abroad.

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