escape act – alternative pop music – belfast, northern ireland » reviews

By: Escape Act  05/12/2011
Keywords: Indie Rock

“These are tales of trampled hearts and souls … its the stuff of all humankind. What’s rare and worth cherishing is the poetic flair with which Escape Act navigate these much weathered narratives. Their uncanny knack for creating surging, senses-filling melodies – all shuddering guitars, yearning vocals and racing beyond the speed limits rhythms – further helps illuminate their lyrical manuscript.

With more hooks than an abattoir and slab upon slab of bristling melodies, most strikingly on Corpses Candle and Kings Have Fallen, Loosely Based On Fiction is indie rock in excelsis.”

Chris also spoke to Colin Carberry a few weeks ago and the interview appears in the Hit The North column in the same issue. Colin had this to say…

“Loosely Based On Fiction – the debut album by the Belfast three-piece is as comfortable making a massive clatter as it is conjuring up sing-song melodies. On one hand, the buzz-saw guitars, brittle production, and lurches into unhinged noise would see it nestle comfortably alongside your Husker Du, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr records. On the other hand the wide-eyed choruses, smart lyrical observations, and giddy pop-sensibility means it can slip in just as easily beside Orange Juice, Franz Ferdinand and even The Jam.”

Keywords: Indie Rock

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After the release of ‘Loosely Based On Fiction’ we realised that in order to keep things moving along in between work, life and what have you, we had to go straight back into another recording process. Several of these had been knocked about by the band in the practice room, but many were brand new ideas for what is now an album entitled ‘Balance’.


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Recorded during 2009 over 15 sessions at Chem19 and Gargleblast Studios in Hamiton, Scotland, it features 11 tracks recorded and produced by Andy Miller. Full Package Contents:- Beautiful ‘Balance’ double gate-fold cardboard digipak- 28 page booklet- Numbered. The album is also available as:- high quality digital download- CD+Tshirt+Download package- CD+Download. Balance’ is an incredible piece of work, and our proudest moment so far.


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We’ve 3 interesting activities planned to celebrate the launch.Dublin – Whelan’s Upstairs – Saturday 10th July Come and help us celebrate the release of our new album ‘Balance’. We’re delighted to be part of the Out of Place initiative which sees a disused City Centre shop unit being transformed into an epicentre of activity.


escape act – alternative pop music – belfast, northern ireland » videos

With numerous situations and locations in mind, it was the bands name that gave us the idea of a prison with the two characters being the guard and prisoner. We asked Director Gavin Randall for some thoughts on the inspiration for the video…“The initial inspiration for the video came from the song. Then four days before shooting I read an article where a feature film called ‘Screwed’ had recently used an actual prison to film in.