Three For Free TGE Special: Free Music From Gavin James, Mikill Pane and FilosofischeStilte

The Great Escape Festival has announced its final run of acts for 2013. Europe’s answer to SXSW will see 350+ bands take over 30 venues across the seaside city of Brighton, UK. If you want to get familiar with some of the artists playing -for free! – before May 16th, here’s free downloads from some of the festival’s latest announcements.

Mikill Pane

Mikill Pane‘s name is mispronounced almost as often he collaborates with Ed Sheeran. Last year, MIKE-ill Pane (that’s [Mayhk-il-peyn], sounds like Michael Pain but with emphasis on ILL) gave away a free EP with guest features from Example, Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran (surprise, surprise) and, uhm, Katie Price. It sounds like a bad joke but if you missed out last year, you’ll be glad to know the download link is still live.

Visit Mikill Pane’s Facebook page to download the ‘You Guest It‘ EP.

Official links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, LISTEN ABOVE / DOWNLOAD HERE

Gavin James

Winner of much coveted ‘Song of the Year’ prize at the Meteor Choice Awards 2013, Gavin James is one of Ireland’s most hotly hyped Irish artists. He’s not known for star-studded collaborations but has toured with a plethora of highly respected performers, including Lianne La Havas, Beth Orton and, most recently, Kodaline. The free download that’s currently being offered is a perfect introduction to the world of Gavin James.

You can download ‘Carolina‘ following the links below.

Official Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, LISTEN ABOVE / DOWNLOAD HERE


Hailing from the Netherlands, Luuk Graham insists that his pseudonym translates to “Philosophical Science” even though it sounds like Filet-O-Fish to ignorant English ears. His music, however, might translate a little better. XLR8R are fans and are promoting a free download of ‘Light Years Away‘ via their website and SoundCloud.

You can download ‘Light Years away‘ via XLR8R.

Official Links: SoundCloud, Facebook, LISTEN HERE, DOWNLOAD HERE

Are you looking forward to The Great Escape Festival?