After a jam-packed first day of new music at The Great Escape, we look ahead to day two of the festival.

Here’s what we’re most looking forward to:


Mild Orange, Horatios, Palace Pier, 2.30pm

New Zealand’s Mild Orange have gained seismic popularity since their formation in 2018, thanks to their spellbinding formula of dreamy cosmic pop.

Having toured worldwide, the quartet have now settled in London where they’ve refined their sound, and bring their “powerful yet pensive” live show to Brighton as the perfect soothing remedy to any hangovers still lingering among those who got a little too excited last night.


Projector – The Tempest – 7pm

Polar opposite to the band previous on this list, Brighton’s own Projector are abrasive, brash, through and through rockers.

Their seated gig at the Brighton Dome when lockdowns were thick and fast had attendees running riot, with stewards ushering the head-banging crowd back into their chairs to adhere to Covid-19 regulations – it was quite the sight.

Now, free from the shackles of lockdowns, Projector are back in full force for a thrashing, grunge-heavy, fierce rock and roll show at The Tempest.


Honeyglaze – TGE Beach Stage – 8.15pm

Honeyglaze recognise themselves not as a group, but as a “clamouring superorganism” that “only eats fish” that “requires constant worship” – make of that what you will.

Sonically however, their name really says it all: silky and smooth in texture slipping effortlessly between spacey guitar instrumentals and equally splendid lyrics, courtesy of haiku-loving singer Anouska Sokolow.

Perfect for an evening on the beach to catch a beautiful sunset (hopefully).


Let’s Eat Grandma – 10.30pm – Amazon New Music Stage

Fantastically named and evoking sheer excitement from one member of The Argus office on realising they were playing, Let’s Eat Grandma have crafted a catalogue of electropop that won them Q magazine’s album of the year in 2018.

British duo Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have become international superstars, developing their style of song writing into “individually led songs that read almost as letters” to one another.

Their recipe has created a dizzying array of tracks, half of which could sit at home in a nightclub on Friday night, the other being perfect for a chilled Sunday morning.


Working Men’s Club – Chalk – 1am

Songs made for dancing.

Working Men’s Club take synthpop to a new level, drawing on acid house from the Nineties and Detroit techno, with a splash of Eighties new wave for a good measure.

Heavy baselines, gorgeous synths and mysterious vocals – what’s not to like?