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11th May 2009
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BRIGHTON ELECTRIC STUDIOS, FIERCE PANDA & CLUB FANDANGO PACK UP THEIR BUCKETS OF FUN AND BOUQUETS OF BARBED MELODIC WIRE AND HEAD FOR THE COAST WITH THE MOSTĶ

The Date: THE AFTERNOON OF FRIDAY MAY 15TH 2009

The Place: BRIGHTON ELECTRIC STUDIOS 43-45 Coombe Terrace, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4AD

The Entertainment: SWEET SWEET LIES + CAPITAL + LONGTOMB + BILLY VINCENT + MARCUS HESSENBURG & THE TULIPS

The Vibe: A FREE FRIDAY AFTERNOON GREATER ESCAPE BEANO WITH ONE BBQ, FIVE BANDS AND A FISTFUL OF FUN.

The Plot: Club Fandango is the promotions company that has dabbled with Great Escape scrapes before. The fierce panda label is the record company that is very fond of drinking in the afternoon. And Brighton Electric is the Victorian pile not but one mile from Brighton seafront which houses two recording studios, ten rehearsal suites, one pool table and un-named number of Chesterfield sofas.

Happily they like bands, beaches and BBQs. Put them all together and you get a freebie afternoon event on Friday May 15th for Great Escape delegates and music enthusiasts alike. Sticking with the spirit of things, they have chosen a selection of local acts to play between 3.00pm and 7.00pm. Those acts look very much like this:

3.00PM MARCUS HESSENBURG & THE TULIPS
a quality batch of quirky, synth-banjo driven electropop with a dollop of Animal Collective art/funk.

3.45PM BILLY VINCENT
Mixing the dramatic indiepop of The Waterboys via The Cures genius for songwriting craft very impressive.

4.30PM LONGTOMB
A classy, deep and resonant sound far more complex than you might expect from this unassuming duo who fuse the heavy stoner rocker noise of Kyuss with the more acoustic vibes of grunges unplugged moments.

5.15PM CAPITAL
Theres an enthusiasm to their Visage-aping widescreen epics that is hard not to like and, in the mannered brooding of Hey There, they possess a swagger even Brandon Flowers may come to envy.

6.00PM SWEET SWEET LIES
A crudely drawn mix of folk, bluegrass and post-punk for fans of Johnny Cash, Hove resident Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.

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