After last year’s event was such a big hit, Scruff Of The Neck is bringing back The Great Escape weekend to our Brighton store with a whole heap of wonderful new bands! We promise it will be three days of incredible tunes, all for the hefty price of absolutely nothing. That’s right, this guaranteed good time is completely free!

In association with Distiller Records and Lagunitas Brewing Co. supplying the beers all weekend long!

Please see below for the event information and to find out more about the brilliant bands, and don’t forget to click attending on the Facebook event!


Beyond Retro Brighton, 42 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG


Thursday 17th May - Saturday 19th May

1pm - 9pm

Alvarez Kings
Four lads from South Yorkshire who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old-school South American gang, Alvarez Kings summon pop power through timeless analogue synth and guitar magic.
These alt-rock babes are known for their energetic shows, upbeat melodies and heartwarming riffs. Listen to their track Faults to see what we mean. 
Bloody Knees

This four-piece band hail from London/Cambridge, with a surf-pop yet very angry British feel to their music.
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China Lane
Electo pop act with intense melodic hook synths.
"Tipped as being the next big Manchester band" - Imagine FM
Cosmo Calling
Here’s another bunch of talented Mancunians jumping in their tour van to come and see us, well, they all met there anyway. Inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Foals, these pop-rock champions are bound to have you bopping along with a bevvy in your hand.
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Deco Band
Bright and breezy electro-pop in the vein of Two Door Cinema Club.
“Exciting new act” - About to Blow
“Ones to watch” - GetIntoThis
Demons of Ruby Mae
Surprisingly not the title of a horror film, this Manchester based duo create uplifting tracks and “sonic spaciousness” for anyone who is into alt-rock and folk vibes. Feast your ears on their latest track To Be Adored, which apparently was recorded in a French commune. 
False Advertising 
"Surely one of the most gripping examples of punk triumph over personal trauma" - DIY
Family Fiction
" Their emotionally-charged transatlantic-indie is a breath of fresh air" - SOTN
The Green Bottle Kiss
Bold, dark, sexy and funky all rolled into one. For those bored with the norm, The Green Bottle Kiss' piercingly new and raw sound is something that needs to be heard.
Island Club
“We wanna make people feel like they belong. We wanna make people dance. We want to change the world - even if that’s just one person’s world for three-and-a-half minutes.” That’s Island Club’s mission, according to frontman Michael Askew. “And we want to do it with damn catchy pop songs.”
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These four indie lads from Manchester promise to bring you some fabulously upbeat pop and potentially the most feel-good tracks of your Summer. Have a little listen to their single Something Beautiful to get you in the mood.
Marble Empire
If all the music in the empire sounds like this… then sign us up!”
- BBC Introducing - Melita Dennet
Submariner hems together ambient indie rock, emotive lyricism and an organic flair for earworm melodies.
 The Hubbards
 “The city’s biggest Indie Rock band” - Hull Daily Mail
The Opera Comic
 "Packed full of energy, laced with wit and intelligence... impossible to dislodge from your cranium." - Clash
Classic Indie rock with a 2017 vibe' - BBC Introducing
Voodoo and The Crypts
Offer a more complex approach to synth-pop characterised by colourful, shimmery guitar hooks and tropical melodies as heard on ‘Breathe’ - The Indie-pendent



May 11, 2018 — Alishia Dickenson