Monthly Archives: May 2014

Newbury Comic Exclusives/ Crosses and misc.

For the last few weeks my free time has bee taken up with planning my Great Escape Festival plans – but during this time I have obtained loads of new vinyl. First up is 3 Newbury Comics special edition releases.

1. Nirvana – Bleach (limited to 750)
Newbury Comics have reissued this amazing LP on clear/white smoke vinyl using the original master tapes. I have number 429

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2. Pearl Jam – Ten (limited to 2,000)
Newbury Comics have reissued the twin version of the Ten LP that was originally issued as part of the Legacy box set on coke bottle green vinyl. I have number 1066

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3. The Strokes – This Is It (limited to 1,000)
The last of the Newbury Comics items is the reissue of The Strokes amazing debut on a half gold (translucent orange) and half blue plate. I have number 0409

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Next up is the full set of Crosses 10″ that make up the LP that was released earlier this year (which I purchased on White vinyl):

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One last update, I have also picked up one of the earlier Catfish and the Bottlemen singles (Rango), on white 7″ vinyl and The Cooper Temple Clause’s debut album, “See Through This and Leave” on 6×7″ black vinyl:

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Great Escape 2014 – The Provisional List

So, another year means another Great Escape festival in Brighton. As each year passes, the number of bands increase, the number of venues with new names increase and most importantly, my militaristically performed analysis project becomes harder to fit in.

At the last count, I have managed to listen to more than 250 of the artists playing the Great Escape, and Alternative Escape events – and most importantly found a few real gems.

Special mentions to my top ten must sees:
BRNS // Etches // A Plastic Rose // Amber Run // The Darlingtons // JAWS // Lonely the Brave // Andy Shauf // Blaenavon // Dry The River (okay, not that new a band ;p)

..and also to two of my favourite bands that have just been added to the Alternative Escape:
Esben and the Witch // Escapists

So, with just one day until the festival kicks off, here is my provisional list of targets/ times and places so that if any of my buddies get misplaced – they will know where to go.

Wednesday 7th May:
01. Black Foxxes; 8.45pm @ Prince Albert
02. The Sleepwalks; 9.30pm @ Prince Albert
03. Patrons; 10.15pm @ Prince Albert

Thursday 8th May:
04. Ballet School; 12.30pm @ Green Door Store
05. VIMES; 1.30pm @ Green Door Store
06. Eyes and No Eyes; 2.30pm @ Bermuda Triangle
07. Still Parade; 3.30pm @ Green Door Store
08. Sam Fender; 4.30pm @ Festival Hub
09. RM Hubbert; 6.15pm @ Concorde2
10. Amber Run; 7pm @ Concorde2
11. Rae Morris; 7.45pm @ Concorde2
12. Circa Waves; 8.30pm @ Concorde2
13. Augustines; 9.30pm @ Concorde2
14. A Plastic Rose; 11pm @ Blind Tiger
15. The Hold Steady; 0.15am @ Dome Studio
(Back Up Band: East India Youth; 0.00am @ Green Door Store)

Friday 9th May:
16. The Darlingtons; 12.30pm @ Queen’s Hotel
17. JAWS; 1.15pm @ Komedia
18. Glory, Glory; 1.45pm @ Blind Tiger
19. Amber Run (Again); 2.30pm @ Above Audio
20. Ezra Vine; 3.15pm @ Spiegeltent
21. Esben & the Witch, 4.30pm @ Shipwright’s Yard
22. A Plastic Rose (again); 5.30pm @ Festival Hub
23. Gallery Circus; 7pm @ Green Door Store
24. Prides; 7.45pm @ Green Door Store
25. Blaenavon; 8.30pm @ The Brighton Centre: East Wing
26. Famy; 9.15pm @ The Brighton Centre: East Wing
27. Dry The River; 10.15pm @ The Brighton Centre: East Wing
28. Royal Blood; 11pm @ Corn Exchange
29. Afterpartees; 11.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
30. The Clameens; 0.45am @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
31. Gnarwolves; 1.30am @ Bermuda Triangle

Saturday 10th May:
32. Andy Shauf; 12.15pm @ Blind Tiger
33. Carnival Youth; 1.15pm @ The Hope
34. Audience Killers; 2.15pm @ The Hope
35. Billy Lockett; 2.45pm @ Spiegeltent
36. Boy Jumps Ship; 3.15pm @ Bermuda Triangle
37. Etches; 3.45pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (VALIDATE)
38. BRNS; 4.30pm @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
39. Etches (again); 5.30pm @ The Tube
40. Ric (from Tall Ships); 6.15pm @ Pav Tav
41. Black City Lights; 7.45pm @ Blind Tiger
42. Champs; 8.15pm @ Unitarian Church
43. Escapists; 9.10pm @ The Albion Hotel: Bar Rogue
44. Future Islands; 9.45pm @ Digital
45. Twin Atlantic; 11.15pm @ The Warren