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- Words Adina Ilie
Take a look at the highlights from our second night at The Great Escape.
Taking place at Shooshh, right on the sea-front, we played host to some landmark performances from the likes of Yves Tumor, Jockstrap and more.
First to take the stage was Keyah/Blu. The south London rapper and singer pulled the audience in with her enthralling tracks that explore the dichotomy of human nature. With her disparate influences from across the spectrum, Fleet Foxes and Lil’ Kim to name just two, KEYAH/BLU marries her own ethereal harmonies and vocals underneath her hard-hitting bars to spin tales of life as a young girl or boy floating through the novel extremities of everyday life.
Next up, BEA1991 took the Notion stage with her vaporous melodies and low rumble vocals. The brilliantly odd and unconventional artist is carving her own niche in the music industry and her performance last evening was further proof that there’s no stopping this songstress.
Notion alumni Jockstrap, the duo that are making London’s strangest pop, performed in a packed out venue a mix of bluesy bedroom songwriting, bossa nova, elegant string arrangements, and jagged, hi-tech noise. Last night’s highly anticipated headliner Yves Tumor, the benchmark of experimental electronic music, blazed through a relentless set of diverse tracks ranging from blushing, blissed-out psych-pop to whirring, post-apocalyptic soundscapes.
Take a look at some of the highlights of the evening in the gallery below and if you’re in Brighton, join us at Shooshh again tonight.