The Great Escape
Komedia, Gardner St., Brighton Tel: 01273 674100
Tickets: Entry with Great Escape Wristband or £5 (ticket guarantees entry to show). available from: Komedia Box Office 01273 647100/ Rounder Records 01273 325440/ Resident 01273 606312
Shoreline - Brighton based, eight piece Shoreline play their unique, raw version of acoustic, alt folk. Favorites on the local music scene, they’ve also gained acclaim further a field playing Wales’ Green Man Festival and The Alexanderplatz in Rome. Now showcasing new album Time Well Spent to be released later in the year.
Hafdis Huld (Iceland) - Hafdis Huld started singing with Gus Gus when she was only fifteen years old. Years later, her debut “Dirty Paper Cup” threatens to bring her the same success, full of quirky pop songs with a twist, where the unassuming melodies emerge wth the dark underbelly of the lyrics. Fresh, Funny, Seductive and ultimately great pop music from Iceland.
Loney Dear (Sweden) - Sub Pop hopeful’s Loney Dear attracted public attention after stunning audiences supporting Peter Bjorn and John and The Boy Least Likely To. A Heritage of pop sensiblity erupts from a unique composition stemmed from frontman Emil Svanangen’s emotional intimacy. This year’s Loney Noir has been declared as “Folky, orchestral indie-pop that's surprisingly effervescent and hopeful.”- Lost at Sea
Sat 19th May
Duke Of York Picturehouse
10pm – 1.30am
Iceland Airwaves Stage
Duke of York Picture House, Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA. TEL: 01273 602503
Tickets: Entry with Great Escape Wristband or £5 (ticket guarantees entry to show). Available from: Duke of York’s Picturehouse Box Office – 0807 7551228 / Rounder Records – 01273 325440/ Resident – 01273 606312
Benni Hemm Hemm (Iceland) -Benedikt H. Hermannsson formed Benni Hemm Hemm in the summer of 2003, and just over a year later expanded the group into a colossal big band with over fifteen members and plenty of trumpet players. The group received huge critical acclaim with the release of their 2nd album Kajak earlier this year proclaiming it’s natural beauty and enviable musical heritage as a dominant candidate in the long line of Icelandic talent.
Storsveit Nix Noltes (Iceland) - Experimental Bulgarian Folk via Iceland featuring members of Benni Hemm Hemm and Mum. Praised for their energetic live performances which carry the audience past any reservations you may have about this type of music with sheer enthusiasm.
Seabear (Iceland) -Seabear is 23-year old Sindri Sigfoesson from Reykjavik, Iceland who crafts sparkling melodies from a gentle displacement of acoustic guitar and piano, synth flourishes and restrained percussion. Developed into a trio with friends guggy and Orn, their music developed into subdued and mellow folk pop with little piano and atmospheric vocals, all carefully squeezed through a lo-fi filter.