Special Events

ITB Showcase @ The Great Escape

The annual ITB showcase at The Great Escape with some of 2019's most exciting artists.

Thursday May 9th

The Prince Albert

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Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary, and the oppressions that these ideals promote. With a diverse range of influences such as Refused, The Slits, Fugazi and Björk, and having had the pleasure to support bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, Anti Flag and Refused, the band are constantly developing musically as well as politically. Their music frequently toys with unusual time signatures and harmonic movement, with screaming and harsh angular rhythms to sad and desperate melodic moments or raging anthemic choruses. The lyrics grow from direct experiences and genuine questions, pushing beyond repetitive slogans to provoke meaningful conversations about what we’re actually going to do to change something.

Shows

  • Thursday 9/05/2019  23:30 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Annabel Allum

After years of relentlessly playing live, Annabel Allum released her debut EP, ‘Absent’ in August 2015. With early support from John Kennedy, The Line Of Best Fit & Gold Flake Paint word spread quickly about Annabel.

Shows

  • Thursday 9/05/2019  21:30 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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John J Presley

John J Presley grew up in Birmingham and after some years in London now resides in Brighton. With two hugely successful singles and an EP under his belt he is gearing up for the release of his debut album this year which is coming out through BMG and AWAL.

Shows

  • Thursday 9/05/2019  20:30 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Red Rum Club

Formed in early 2016, Red Rum Club are a sextet from Liverpool, channelling ‘Tarantino-esque’ wild western vibes with the help of a solitary trumpet. Amongst the 80s Liverpool influence they deliver a modern twist of poetic yet catchy lyrics combined with melodies that blend to create the sound that is unmistakably, Red Rum Club.

Shows

  • Thursday 9/05/2019  19:30 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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Big Society

Big Society, affectionately known as B.S, met at university in Manchester. Will, Harry and Thom started things off 2 and half years ago, latterly joined by – former male hand model – Alex. William, originally from Edinburgh, was inspired to start writing songs because his debts to the taxman, and in time B.S’s first single (17) was released. Recorded at Hackney Road studios with the help of Mikko Hakkinen, the fasted Finn on Pro-Tools, Big Society was on their way.

Shows

  • Thursday 9/05/2019  22:30 The Prince Albert ITB Showcase
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