Music, sand, ice creams, and sunshine… or erm torrential rain. Brighton’s Great Escape festival is always one to remember whether it’s beach weather or more like a rainy Glastonbury weekend. We were there and we grabbed some of our favourite bands playing to give us an update on how their years have been and their plans for the next 12 months. Here are the best from The Cribs, Delphic, Wild Beasts and more.

See Marina (of And The Diamonds fame) talk about her new double bed on the band’s tour bus and her new material with a darker sound…

Delphic tell us why we should go and see Wild Beasts instead of them.

Full brass and woodwind sections for Glastonbury, saxophone solos and writing jazz – we caught up with These New Puritans…

Wild Beasts tells us about their manic year.

Touring America, passionate US fans and Reading and Leeds – The Cribs talk us through their past year and their summer plans.

Broken Social Scene chat about jamming and the making of their new record.