Generator, the leading music development agency brings the UK’s finest emerging artists to The Great Escape. The Great Escape, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary, is Europe’s leading festival for new music and takes place in multiple venues in Brighton from 14th-16th May. Over 400 artists play across 35 venues, with the music industry flocking to discover the next big thing, to network, and to attend a packed convention programme.
Generator’s Tipping Point Showcase (Saturday 16th May, 12-4pm) features 4 of the best new artists unearthed through innovative music blog and mailout The Tipping Point: Slug, Jagaara, Ady Suleiman and Cape Cub.
And on Friday 15th May Generator presents a very special (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Sample) panel, featuring MD of Hospital Records Chris Goss, Warner Chappell’s Eric Mackay and Tahir Basheer from Sheridans discussing the future of sampling.
Bob Allan, Artist Development Manager at Generator says,
“The Great Escape is always an amazing opportunity to discover some of the best emerging talent from the UK and beyond as well as rub shoulders with leading music industry figures. Having established a strong North East presence at the event since 2010, showcasing the likes of Lantern on the Lake, Hyde & Beast, Lulu James and Nadine Shah, we are pleased to continue to bring the best UK artists featured on The Tipping Point with recent highlights including Eliza and the Bear, Blessa, The Lake Poets and Fé – this year’s lineup is our strongest yet and we can’t wait to bring Slug, Ady Suleiman, Jagaara and Cape Cub to Brigton!.”
Saturday 16th May
The Tipping Point showcase at The Great Escape featuring…
Slug / Jagaara /Ady Suleiman / Cape Cub
12noon-4pm at Dome Studio Theatre, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG
Headlining our showcase this year is SLUG, the one-man project of former Field Music member Ian Black. Backed by Peter and David Brewis from his former band, Black released debut album ‘Ripe’ in April this year, the first outing under his new moniker.
Recorded at Field Music’s own Roker Studio and released via Memphis Industries, ‘Ripe’ uncovers Black’s distinct lyricism combined with his vivacious rock tendencies and is one of the best debut releases so far in 2015. Supported by the Brewis brothers along with Andrew Lowther and Rhys Patterson on the live circuit, Black and co are ready to take The Great Escape by storm.
North London siblings Jane, Cat and Ruth Edmondson are certainly one of the bands to watch in 2015 and we’re delighted to have them on the bill at our Tipping Point showcase event.
The indie electronic trio have built up quite a following in the last twelve months since dropping debut track ‘Faultline’ on SoundCloud last summer and continue to attract plenty of praise in print and online press.
Jagaara celebrated Record Store Day 2015 by releasing their brand new single ‘In The Dark’ exclusively on vinyl and we can’t wait to hear it live early next month.
The three-piece are capitalising on their increasing popularity with tour dates scheduled throughout the UK in the next few weeks, culminating with a performance at our showcase on Saturday 16th May. ________________________________________
Ady Suleiman 1.30-2.00pm
If you’re searching for the perfect pop star at this year’s The Great Escape, look no further than Nottinghamshire musician Ady Suleiman.
With comparisons already having been made to the likes of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, the young maestro sure has a lot to live up to but with tracks like ‘So Lost’ already in his back catalogue, he’s primed for further success.
Now signed to Sony, Suleiman released his debut record ‘This Is My EP’ in April 2015 and is sure to see his profile rise even further in the coming months.
Cape Cub 12.30-1.00pm
Heavily-touted Newcastle outfit Cape Cub will be bringing their indie rock vibes to Brighton next month and we seriously can’t wait.
Lead by frontman and lyricist Chad Male, the four-piece have enjoyed plenty of success in their short time together so far with debut track ‘Lantern’, released at the back end of last year, catapulting them firmly into the spotlight.
Support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and XFM has since followed and with a London Tipping Point showcase gig in April followed by a slot at The Great Escape, things couldn’t be going much better for the quartet right now.
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Sample)
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Sample)
Friday 15th May, 10.00-10.50am
There are many difficulties and dangers of sampling music and with artists like De La Soul recording original material because of the nightmare of licensing samples the panel will consider what licensing this kind of music involves and if there could there be a framework for making this easier and allow creative sampling to flourish.
Chris Goss (Hospital Records)
Eric Mackay (Warner Chappell)
Tahir Basheer (Sheridans)
Moderator: James Hamlin (WhoSampled)
Panels and showcase events are for Wristband and Delegate Pass-holders only.