We here at The Line of Best Fit are very excited to have been invited back to the Great Escape Festival to host a stage, and to showcase some of our absolute favourite new music in one of our favourite towns. Taking over Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton on Thursday 10 May, we’ll be presenting the immense talents of Zulu Winter, New Look, Young Dreams and I Ching, with inter-song merriment provided by DJ-ing dynamic duo, Project Fresh Socks.
It’s going to be an exciting time, so we hope that those Greatly Escaping this weekend will be coming along to join in. Find out a bit more about the bands performing below, and stage times are as follows.
The Line of Best Fit at The Great Escape
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar - 9-12 Middle Street
21.45 – Zulu Winter
20.45 – New Look
20.00 – Young Dreams
19.15 – I Ching
The Line of Best Fit Stage: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – 7.15pm
Best Fit Recordings‘ very own I Ching will kick off proceedings on Thursday evening, opening the show with their unique combination of sublime synths, surging bass-lines and their understated pop sensibility. Their debut single ‘It’s Me/Drive’ was released a couple of weeks back, and since then the band have been commanding attention in all directions, from 6 Music through to the Guardian.
We’re pretty proud of this bunch, and we’re sure you’re going to love them too. Check out this remix of I Ching’s track ‘Drive’, put together by the fair hands of Zebra and Snake in anticipation of the festival.
The Line of Best Fit Stage: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – 8.00pm
“Take care of your ears, brains and souls” was the pearl of wisdom that Norwegian Young Dreamers Matias Tellez and Rune Vandaskog left us with when we spoke to them at the start of the year. Selected as one of our ‘Ones To Watch‘ back in January, Young Dreams have spent the year so far touring – returning to London in February for a triumphant date at the Lexington – and putting together their debut album which, we heard on the grapevine, has just finished being mixed!
Expect sweeping melodies, rousing rhythms, joyous collective choruses and a whole lot of happy faces when the Bergen 12 piece are on stage, for this is a group whose live show never fails to be anything less than spectacular.
The Line of Best Fit Stage: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – 8.45pm
Canadian husband-wife pair New Look, Adam Pavao and Sarah Ruba are making their way towards Brighton’s shore, and are bringing their 80s tinged, unfathomably catchy “future pop” with them. The duo released their self-titled debut album through K7! late last year, and have been taking the live circuit in Canada and the States by storm ever since. They’re now set to head to the other side of the pond, and we’re thrilled to bits that they’ll be kicking off their European tour with us.
The Line of Best Fit Stage: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – 9.45pm
This week is a pretty exciting one for Zulu Winter, as it not only sees them kick off their UK tour, but also sees them ticking off the last of the days until their debut album drops. Language will be released through Play It Again Sam Recordings on the 17 May, but before that happens, the London based four piece will be paying us a visit in our make-shift Brighton home of Sticky Mike’s, to give the new tracks an airing and to enjoy what will undoubtedly be the calm before the very exciting storm for them.