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Beyond Retro Presents The Alternative Escape


Scruff of the Neck is bringing you some of the best new bands from the UK and across Europe, as part of The Alternative Escape (officially part of The Great Escape). Setting up camp in Beyond Retro, it’s going to be three days of incredible music and the chance to discover your new favourite band! And the best bit… it’s completely free!!

In association with Reloaded and Light & Noise Productions.

Join us for a cheeky after-party at The Kings Arms Hostel, where there will be drinks and more great music!

Please see below for the event information and to find out more about the brilliant bands, and don’t forget to click attending on our Facebook event!

WHERE? Beyond Retro Brighton, 42 Vine St, Brighton BN1 4AG

WHEN? Thursday the 18th of May to Saturday the 20th! 13:30-19:30.

WHO’S PLAYING?

THURSDAY

Lacuna Bloome

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Kicking off the weekend, this Brighton-based band describe their style as ‘peachy pop’ and we are ready for it! Check out their Facebook for more info or have a listen on Soundcloud!

PACE

PACE

Hailing from London Town, PACE are bringing us some alternative pop vibes! Curious? Have a listen on Soundcloud or check out their Facebook for more info!

Joe Dolman

Joe Dolman

A Warwickshire native, this solo artist describes his sound as acoustic driven pop and we are intrigued! Have a listen on Soundcloud and discover more on his Facebook!

Glass Caves

GlassCaves

Hailing from Yorkshire, this indie-rock band make their living from busking! Check out their website, have a listen to their Soundcloud or head to Facebook to find out more!

Monday Tramps

Monday Tramps

This foursome from Munich are bringing us an indie-rock sound, with Rolling Stone describing their sound as a mix of ‘Beat, Britpop and Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Discover more on their Soundcloud or head to Facebook.

Longy

Longy

Who is he? Make sure you are there to find out! In the meantime, research a little on Longy’s Facebook or check out his Soundcloud.

The Lottery Winners

Lottery-Winners

Our headliners for this evening hail from Greater Manchester and are bringing us what they described as ‘Smiley pop music. (But not the rubbish kind, the good kind).’ Find out more on Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud.

FRIDAY

Capture

Capture

We kick today off with some Brighton locals, promising ‘upbeat guitar based alt-pop’. Have a listen on Soundcloud or head to Facebook to find out more!

MØSS

MOSS

Bringing their own ‘energetic, upbeat blend of pop, indie and post-rock’, this Brighton-based group won’t disappoint! Find out more on Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud!

False Heads

False Heads

Backed by the likes of Iggy Pop, this indie-rock trio from the outskirts of East London are bringing what they have described as ‘crack punk rock’, to the table! Read more on their website, listen on Soundcloud or have a look on Facebook!

Cassia

Cassia

Hailing from Cheshire, this indie-pop threesome bring us a calypso infused indie sound, with Indie Buddie describing how they ‘combine their trademark tropical pop with raw guitar melodies’ and we are excited! Find out more here , check out their Facebook or head to Soundcloud!

Indigo Velvet

Indigo Velvet

This Edinburgh-based band's sound has been described by The Skinny as ‘upbeat, playful, [with] irrepressibly bright compositions’ and we hear they rock some pretty great shirts as well! Find out more on their Facebook or have a listen on Soundcloud!

Marsicans

Marsicans

This foursome from Leeds ‘wanna make your head bop, make you dance until you can’t stop…’ with their indie-pop vibes. Head to their website for more info, check out their Soundcloud or Facebook!

Franko Fraize

franko fraize

The Clash describes this Norfolk based rapper’s sound as ‘oddly powerful’ whilst he delivers a ‘rough-hewn poeticism that finds both grit and beauty in the every day’. We can’t wait to hear more from tonight's headliner! Have a listen here or head to Facebook to find out more!

SATURDAY

La Lune

La Lune

La Lune (Olivia Judd) has recently been on BBC Introducing The South. We are really excited to start our day with her lovely mellow sounds. Check her out on Soundcloud or have a look at her Facebook!

Young Monarch

Young Monarch

Bringing classical instruments to the weekend, this six piece band formed in Manchester, mixes the classical with the modern indie scene. Intrigued? Take a look at their Facebook or check out their Soundcloud!

Fond of Rudy

Fond of rudy

‘Outrageously catchy pop songs, things that linger in the imagination and burrow ever-more-deeply.’ is how The Clash describe this band from Brighton! Want to know more? Listen here or have a look at Facebook!

The Hubbards

The Hubbards

Alternative, pop and indie rock are words that crop up again and again when discussing this Hull foursome’s sound. All that we know is that we are very excited to witness what has been described as ‘one of the most unique vocals you are likely to hear!’. Catch them on Soundcloud or Facebook!

SKIES

SKIES

These Kent based describe their sound as an amalgamation of handpicked ‘elements of rock, pop & emo in equal measure’ and have been described as ‘... out of this world’ by Clash Magazine! Listen here or see here!

MassMatiks

MassMatiks

Described by Hot Vox as ‘spitting social commentary lines, often spoken word leaping into soaring, hook-laden melodies and taking in subjects from greedy capitalism to annoying ex-lovers’ we cannot wait to hear these London lads live! Get a sneak preview on Soundcloud or check out their Facebook!

Rory Indiana

Rory Indiana

This evening’s headliners are bringing us a mixture of rock, soul and pop for a unique sound! We cannot wait to hear this Brighton-based foursome’s sound! Have a sneak preview here or on their Facebook!

Want to know more? Check out our Facebook Event!

Words: Tatjana Nicholson