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The Great Escape 2016: Gilligan Moss interview

EF speaks to the Chicago duo about its upcoming TGE debut.

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Gilligan Moss are sculptors of rhythmic, textural dance tunes, already having delivered astonishing remixes for the likes of Glass Animals, Sia, Beck & The Dø. The duo is set to make its debut at The Great Escape Festival this year and I spoke to the band ahead of their Brighton shows.

Can you introduce your act?

We are Gilligan Moss, hailing from Chicago Illinois USA.

What type of music do you do for anyone who hasn’t heard it before?

We make music for people to dance to.. some songs are intricate and rhythmic and electronic, some are oriented around vocals… we try to capture something frenetic and translate that energy to the listener.

Where can people find your music?

People can find our music on the internet, we reckon.

Are there any releases coming up?

There is indeed new music coming soon. We have a few remixes for some bigger names in the works and our 2nd EP coming soon. Stay pon the look out.

What do you think makes The Great Escape such a great platform for new music?

We’ve never been so we can’t speak from experience but it looks like it’s well put together– events & festivals that put a lot of care into pairing the right acts and making sure the venue is right can be great platforms cause you’re often in a room with people you don’t expect to see. Hopefully something bites at you.

Have you played at the Great Escape festival before?

Nay, never ever.

Where and when can people see you at The Great Escape?

People can see us play alongside some other great acts at the Arch on May 19th for Clash. We play at 21:00 but there are other acts before us you should come see too. Connie Constance, for instance.

How would you describe your live shows?

Energetic, frenetic at times, sometimes a bit more still. Some parts joy, some parts dance-floor spiritual… the live show is constantly shifting a bit and the only consistent thing is that the songs make people, us included, move.

Is there anyone you hope to see at the festival?

We bumped into Paris Hilton at Coachella, hopefully we will see her again. Also our friends Whitney are playing, I think we’d like to see them play too.

The Great Escape takes place in Brighton and starts on Thursday 19th May. 

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