THE ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE
Promoting New Music from Cornwall
THE ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE
Created in a retro, analogue film style, this short film and social vignette series for Cultivator and Creative Kernow follows New Music Cornwall and four Cornish artists to The Alternative Escape – the official noisy neighbour of Brighton’s Great Escape Festival. The musicians included Rue, FARE, Milo Gore and L I P S who together present a geographical, genre-defying sound that echoes the culture and buzz of the new music themes that are flourishing in Cornwall.
“It’s an opportunity to see four supremely talented artists for free and for them to demonstrate the quality of work being created in Cornwall,”
- Rose Goodship from Cultivator.
Short trailers for social media.
FARE is the ambient, Lo-fi solo project of Christina Smith from Falmouth, Cornwall. Inspired by musicians such as Grouper, Told Slant, Soccer Mommy and Keaton Henson, her lyrics are delicate and honest, revealing the timid approach to her music making. She is described as having an “open and effortless style” and projects a charming vulnerability when performing live, immersed in emotion through her thoughtful and reflective lyrics.
Singer-songwriter Rue is all set to bring her angelic yet soulful vocals and intricate jazz guitar playing to Brighton. Armed with a batch of her own songs, prepare to be drawn in by her smooth, funky sound and melisma-filled ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ style of singing. She has supported major acts like James Arthur, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Newton Faulkner, but her fresh, unique style, which draws upon influences from jazz/soul, RnB and pop, stands out in its own right.
An intriguing mix of synth pop, punk and alternative rock influences, Milo Gore is a five piece collective who wonderfully harmonise smooth flowing indie-pop, with rich powerful rock riffs. After establishing the group whilst at university, the band have since generated an outstandingly dedicated following, pushing plays above 145,000 on Spotify. Their debut EPs Watch The Tide & Too Much Too Soon can be heard on all major digital platforms. Bursting with personality and raw lyricism, Milo Gore describe themselves as “rough around the edges, but forever powerful and genuine”.
L I P S
Teetering on the edge of woozy shoegaze and understated dream-pop, four-piece group L I P S balance it all out with pinpoint songwriting, moving live shows and a consistently keen eye for aesthetics. Their debut single Apartment represents a progression for the band into a well-oiled and focused, reverberant machine. The instrumentation is layered meticulously, the vocals drift elegantly with 80s pop inspired melodies and the coda crushes balefully.