Surrey’s Academy of Contemporary Music will showcase some of its finest artists at Komedia for this year’s music festival
The Great Escape has no doubt established itself as a leading event for showcasing new talent and new music. At this year’s festival, on Friday 11 May, Komedia plays host to five ACM acts, each representing some of the hottest talent currently emerging from the Academy.
The five unmissable acts taking to the stage are:
Films of Colour
Described by Simon Williams, head of the Fandango/Fierce Panda record label, as the best band he’s signed since Radiohead and Coldplay, the band’s work has received airplay on 6 Music and XFM.
Their recent cover of David Bowie’s ‘Slow Burn’ picked up extensive national airplay and won huge critical acclaim internationally (including an endorsement from Bowie himself!).
For more information please check out www.filmsofcolour.com
Drawing inspiration from the math rock, indie and acoustic genres, this indie-rock quartet with distinct British tones have created an trademark energetic, honest and progressive sound.
They are currently working on their EP, scheduled for release in late 2012, which promises to demonstrate true determination to be something different in this industry.
For more information please check out www.facebook.com/massmatiks
Take a heap of battered shoe-gaze guitars and post-punk vibes, mixed with a disco love for ghost house and electronica and you have Lame Deer (formerly Jaguar Shark).
Having come together from the far reaches of the European continent, the band spent 3 months writing and recording their self-produced EP.
For more information please check out www.facebook.com/TheLameDeer
The Adamski Kid
A winner of Sideline Magazine’s ‘Face the Beat’ competition, The Adamski Kid is the musical incarnation of East London Songwriter/Producer Adam Karayiannis.
Larry Flick of Sirius XM Radio describes The Adamski Kid as “aggressive, playful, manic and desperately reaching for pleasure.”
For more information please check out www.facebook.com/theadamskikid
Twenty-year-old singer-songwriter Martha has already marked herself out as one of the brightest young talents coming out of the Guildford music scene.
Her quirky style, up-beat folky tunes, smart songwriting and a powerful vocal presence have earned her support slots with Charlotte O’Connor and Quiksilver and airplay on BBC Introducing.
For more information please check out www.facebook.com/martha.music
Doors will open at midday on Friday, 11 May, with acts performing until 4pm. The event is free for all TGE wristband holders, with last entry at 2pm. For tickets and more information see escapegreat.com