New Band of The Day: Escapists
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Having enchanted their way onto the pages of NME and primetime Radio One, the future looks bright for Escapists. Drawing from the likes of The Shins and Arcade Fire, Escapists anthemic alternative indie may not reinvent the wheel, but the band show enough potential to one day be mentioned in the same breath as their idols. The band are arguably at their finest in Northern Lights, the opening song to their debut EP Burial, an eerie understated intro gradually builds until the song erupts in a crescendo of urgent guitars and infectious vocals, with a sing-along chorus destined for festivals. A more fragile side of the band is shown in the track Ghost In Your Bedroom. It is a melancholic, minimalistic effort that stands out with its beautiful yet simplistic melody. A violin and cello add to vocalist Simon Glancy’s soft voice, creating a haunting sense of Isolation and minimalistic beauty. Escapists’ epic brand of Indie rock is far grander than the stages they are accustomed to, and with a bit of fine-tuning the band will have an audience to match their music. Burial by Escapistsmusic
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