Continuing our Great Escape festival artist previews, today we take time out with Young Native.
Alt-indie newcomers, south-east London's Young Native, released their debut EP earlier this month which was recorded using analogue equipment in a shed, lending an authenticity to their gritty, anthemic sound. Using samples from films and politicians, the band have added another dimension to their narrative songs already laced with attitude and swagger.
1. First time at TGE?
Yeah, this is our first time.
2. Are you a seasoned Escaper as a punter, or a first-time newbie?'
First time newbies.
3. Will you be a Brighton day-tripper or staying for the whole event?
Definitely planning to stay for the whole event.
4. The highlight of your set will be...?
An unorthodox cover.
5. Where will we be likely to find you after your set: at the bar, on the beach, stuffing fish 'n' chips, or other?
At the bar, then the beach.
6. Aside from building sandcastles on the beach with your little bucket and spade, what else will you be up to in Brighton?
Getting wavey by the seaside.
7. Who else playing at TGE are you hoping to see yourself, or would recommend others should put on their must see list?
Stormzy, Blossoms, Shakka, Loyle Carner, Boo Seeka.
8. Where and when can we catch you at the festival?
Queens Hotel, 3.30pm, Saturday.
9. Any tips for festival goers?
Go see as many new bands as you possibly can and drink as much as you can.10. Complete this sentence: "You must see us at The Great Escape because..."
Because as well as playing our EP we’ve just released, we’ll be playing new tracks no one’s heard before and they’re buzzing.
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The Great Escape takes place at various venues across Brighton between May 19 - 21. Click here for further information.