Breakout teams up with Institut Ramon Llull (promoters of Catalan culture and language) to host ‘Catalan Sounds on Tour’ in London. The tour has already visited SXSW and Canadian Music Week to great success and will conclude this May in Brighton, where Institute Ramon Llull will present Catalan Sounds: Music from Catalalonia and the Balearic Islands as lead international partner at The Great Escape.
The next Breakout, held in conjunction with All Night Long promotions, will take place on May 9th, 2012 atProud Galleries, Camden.
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AMICS DEL BOSC This Barcelona four-piece whip up a psychedelic storm on their second album Fluctuacions de l’Apostol/Flam & arrive in the UK for shows at Breakout & The Great Escape, Amics del Bosc (Friends of the Forest) sing in Catalan, although if they did it in English their lyrics wouldn’t make any more sense.
MAIKA MAKOVKSKI – Maika Makovski releases her new album Thank You for the Boots on 3rd April through Warners,following the critical acclaim of her theatre production Desaparecer in 2011. Hotly tipped as a breakthrough artist at an international level, Maika has already achieved mainstream recognition in her native Spain, winning Best Artist at the recent UFIs. Her Breakout performance is followed by shows in New York, LA, Madrid, Paris.
WE BARBARIANS – Having grown up in Long Beach, California, these emotive rockers will be in the UK for Great Escape and supporting Foster The People in Manchester & 3 Brixton Academy shows. Managed by Rich Cohen (Passion Pit) their Headspace EP has garnered comparisons to early U2 & The Clash
DANTE – 24-year old artist and producer Dante once the drummer for The Concretes, has created a future soul sound that has propelled him as the new voice of Swedish pop music Check out Wont Go the Adele sampling track with Dantes smooth, soulful vocal and its thundering bass merged with an utterly contagious melody
SCHOOL IS COOL – Their debut record Entropology went Gold (12,000) in the first week of release in their native Belgium at the backend of 2011, and the Antwerp based quintet, are following that with releases throughout Europe & an appearance at Gt Escape ahead of the summer festivals.. Adventurous indie pop following in the footsteps of Arcade Fire, Kate Bush & The Pixies
SEWARD – Atypical and spectacular, the Catalan band Seward are a visionary musical concept woven from traditional folk instruments; samples and effects; masterfully executed stop-start rhythms; driving, rage-ridden highs coupled with delicately-picked banjo melodies.
DIE MASON DIE – Die Mason Die is the brand new group around enigmatic 19 year old Samuel Mason; Wales born, Australian raised and now London based. Back from a six month journey back to Down Under, as part of a travel documentary in which himself and eleven others drove a 1970s double decker bus from London to Sydney, Die Mason Die are set to impress London’s live scene with energetic performances fusing the eloquent use of soaring falsetto and folk fingerpicking with the contrast of screaming growls, emotive vocal harmonies and chaotic chainsaw guitar loops and rhythm.
RIA RITCHIE – With over 10 million views and 35k subscribers, Ria Ritchie is nothing short of a Youtube phenomenon. Through uploading video’s of herself performing covers in her bedroom in Lowestoft, she managed to create an online buzz most signed acts would kill for. Plan B was the first to spot her talents, getting her down to London for a writing and studio session Since then shes written with the likes of Craze & Hoax, Futurecut and Sam Frank, and toured with Example& Wretch 32. The product of this hard work can be seen in the video for her debut single ‘Only One’
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