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NME Radar at The Great Escape, Brighton - listen to the bands playing our shows

By Matt Wilkinson

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Posted on 10 Apr 14

 
NME Radar at The Great Escape, Brighton - listen to the bands playing our shows
 

It's less than a month until The Great Escape - one of the UK's best new band festivals - opens its gates again, and here at Radar we're chuffed to be hosting our own stage over three nights at The Haunt.

We've got 15 of our favourite new bands playing in total, including one already well-established act we're not allowed to announce yet, who'll be gracing the stage at the intimate seaside venue as part of our mammoth seven-band late licence bill on Friday, May 9. Last year our secret band ended up being Palma Violets, who had fans queuing around the block trying to get in, and this year the act we've snagged for the show is just as impressive.

Personally, I'm most excited to see the likes of Neon Waltz and Public Access TV play for the first time – neither act have ever played in England before and both have shitloads of industry hype around them. The latter are New York's tightest new band in what seems like forever, while the former come from the very tip of Scotland and make music that reminds me of Echo And The Bunnymen and The Coral at their finest. Miss either at your peril.

Then there's the likes of Girl Band – their intense show at London's Old Blue Last in January was one of the best I've seen there in quite some time – and The Districts, who were recently crowned NME's New Band Of SXSW.

And that's not forgetting the 'bigger' acts we've got playing, most of whom you'll probably already know and hopefully already love. If not, why not?! I'm talking about Childhood, Courtney Barnett, Fat White Family (pictured above), Telegram, Ratking, East India Youth, Hawk House, Jungle, Eyedress and this issue's New Band Of The Week, Liverpool three-piece All We Are.

The full line-up for the three-night extravaganza is below, and after that there's a playlist featuring everyone playing – apart from that secret guest I mentioned earlier, that is...

NME RADAR STAGE
DATE: THURSDAY May 8
VENUE: THE HAUNT
RUNNING ORDER:
10pm: Childhood
9:15pm: Courtney Barnett
8:30pm: The Districts
7:45pm: Neon Waltz

NME RADAR STAGE/CLUB NME
DATE: FRIDAY May 9
VENUE: THE HAUNT
RUNNING ORDER:
01:30am: Fat White Family
12:30am: SECRET SHOW TBA
11:30pm: Public Access TV
10:00pm: Telegram
9:15pm: Ratking
8:30pm: East India Youth
7:45pm: Hawk House

NME RADAR STAGE
DATE: SATURDAY May 10
VENUE: THE HAUNT
RUNNING ORDER:
10pm: Jungle
9:15pm: Eyedress
8:30pm: All We Are
7:45pm: Girl Band

Hear every act above:

 
 
 
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