May 9, 2014 reviews... Baby Strange @ The Great Escape
by Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. reviews... Baby Strange @ The Great Escape is down on the South Coast as the festival season kicks off with Brighton's new band nirvana The Great Escape. This time we're reviewing Scottish princes of dark post punk Baby Strange...



Baby Strange. Scotland's darkest, murkiest and most exciting new band.



The Dome Studio at the Great Escape.


Was it full? How were the crowd?

Stuffed full with a big crowd of punters left outside the venue, trying desperately to get in.


So what was the set like?

Electric. The trio have a real swagger and strut in their live show without all the self indulgence that usually brings. Their songs are short, angular, infused in early Nick Cave, classic Stooges, The Cramps and full of black hearted wit and razor sharp riffs.


Any good between song banter?

Little, some thank yous and an encouragement to come see them later on. It required nothing more.



Did they put on much of a show?

It was stripped back and raw as you like, but they did bust out a downbeat cover of Peter, Bjorn and John's classic whistle along 'Young Folks', there was no whistling this time though...


What was the highlight of the set?

'Pure Evil' it oozed darkness and mystery and had the crowd gawping in wonder.


Where can I catch them next?

They're on tour throughout May and June, check the full list of dates here will be at The Great Escape across the weekend of May 8th - 10th, bringing you interviews and reviews. 

You can check out Baby Strange's early singles in our download store now. 


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