Monday, April 14, 2008

Japanese Bands at Brighton Festival

Good news at last, the guys over at "It Came from Japan" have announced some dates for the Brighton Great Escape Festival in May. Here's the blurb from their latest myspace blog posting. (Please excuse the copy and paste approach)
ICFJ at The Great Escape festival

We can finally announce the line-up for Japanese bands we’ll be presenting at The Great Escape festival in Brighton in May. Six bands! We spoil you...

Our regular showcase event will take place, as always, at The Prince Albert, 1 minute from Brighton train station, on Saturday 17 May at 1.30pm. We’ll have free sushi and anime visuals provided by Manga Entertainment, and entry is free with or without a TGE wristband. The line-up is:

Bo-Peep
(grungey grrrl-punk three-piece - www.myspace.com/bopeepjapan)
Vola & The Oriental Machine
(androgynous new-wave boys - www.myspace.com/volaofficial)
Levelload
(lightning-bolt boy-girl duo - www.myspace.com/levelload)
Natccu
(soar-away, gritty pop goddess - www.myspace.com/natccu)

We’ll also have two other artists playing together in the evening of Saturday 17 May supporting FlyKKiller. We’ll let you know more details when we have them. The artists are:

Doping Panda
(electronically-enhanced indie three-piece - www.myspace.com/dopingpanda)
Dr Usui
(techy solo project of Motocompo’s main man - www.myspace.com/drusui)

We’ll be announcing more shows for all six bands very soon. Please join the mailing list to be kept up to date!

A huge "Arigatou" to ICFJ, for what promises to be a great day out in Brighton, and for the future events to be announced

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