The Great Escape 2016 - Day Two - Brighton

The Great Escape is Europe's biggest festival for new music with hundreds of acts performing in various Brighton venues over a three day period.

I decided to spend my second TGE excursion of the week seeking out acts that may have struck a chord with me musically, with varying degrees of success.

Although the afternoon brought the best name of the day in the shape of rowdy Finnish noisemakers Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, my Friday highlights came from a pair of band's performing in the evening at the Green Door Store - Catholic Action and Diet Cig.

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Catholic Action are a band from Glasgow, who were compared to Franz Ferdinand and Thin Lizzy on the Festival's app.
They were certainly the one act I caught all Weekend that I could see really going places, as they had a great selection of songs up their sleeves, including current single 'L.U.V' and their ode to Rita Ora - 'Rita'.

Diet Cig may not have had songs that were as memorable from the off, but they were as equally entertaining, as the New York duo were tremendous to watch (and photograph), as singer Alex Luciano just tore up the stage, when she wasn't perched on top of the drum kit!

I had so much fun watching them I threw away my Saturday afternoon TGE plans, when I found out last minute they were playing a set...

Pink Oculus
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Exmagician
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Rews
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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?
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Amber Arcades
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Catholic Action
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Diet Cig
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Eska
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