Dutch artists set to take on The Great Escape 2016

Check out some of the best in European talent as emerging Dutch artists get ready to perform at The Great Escape 2016.

Taking place on Friday, May 20 2016, the annual Dutch Impact party is set to showcase some of the finest emerging Dutch talent at The Great Escape 2016. From 12:00-16:00hrs at the Komedia basement bar Pink Oculus, Tim Vantol, Klyne, PAUW and Amber Arcades will take to the stage bringing you everything from indie pop, psych pop/rock and acoustic folk.

Please RSVP to and join us for an afternoon of great music, drinks and nibbles at this year’s event. Bands are available for interview so please let me know if any are of interest.

Dutch Impact Showcase Schedule:

12.00: doors
12:15: Pink Oculus
13:00: Tim Vantol
13:45: Klyne
14:30: PAUW
15:30: Amber Arcades
16.00: end

Dutch Impact party Venue:

44-47 Gardner Street
North Laine, Brighton, BN1 1UN

You can also catch these amazing acts at their other shows during The Great Escape:

Thursday 19th May
20:30 – Pink Oculus, Shooshh
21:00 – Tim Vantol, Patterns upstairs
23:30 – Amber Arcades, Latest Music Bar
23:30 – Causes, The Hope & Ruin

Friday 20th May
21:30 – Klyne, Komedia Studio Bar

Saturday 21st May
00:00 – Pauw, Latest Music Bar

Brought to you by Eurosonic Noorderslag. Powered by Dutch Performing Arts and Buma Cultuur, kindly supported by the cultural department of the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands in London.

More about the artists

Pink Oculus
Esperanza Denswil, better known by her stage name Pink Oculus, first introduced herself to the world in 2013 with her incredible Bouba Dola collaboration ‘Sweat’. Having toured relentlessly since the project came into fruition, Pink Oculus is currently working on her new EP to be released in May 2016.


Tim Vantol
Ups and downs, victory and defeat, hope and despair; life probably provides more stumbling blocks than stepping-stones. For this very reason, it’s nice that there are musicians like Tim Vantol that accompany you not only on the sunny side of life, but also help you through rainy days. The singer-songwriter has been a sought-after guest on smaller and larger stages for a number of years having become support act of choice for punk legend Chuck Ragan and appeared at festivals like Lowlands and Groezrock.


Earlier in the year Klyne introduced themselves with the confident and fully formed sound of debut single Paralyzed. The song delivered an amazing mix of effortless and hook-laden production courtesy of Ferdous and a vocal pitched with such soulful warmth that its bearer, Nick Klein came across with an undeniable star quality. New single Closer, sets the duo apart as a hugely exciting prospect for 2016.


Fresh from conquering Eurosonic, Dutch psych rockers PAUW have recently released their debut album ‘Macrocosm Microcosm’ through Caroline International. PAUW meld influences including Earth & Fire, Pink Floyd, Tame Impala and Temples to soporific effect. Drowned In Sound called the album “Macrocosm Microcosm is an accomplished and ambitious record that works on every level” joining the likes of MOJO, Clash and Shindig praising their innate songwriting ability on their new LP. PAUW are undoubtedly psych pop’s new ambassadors.


Amber Arcades
Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf. Her new record, recorded in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (Beach Fossils, The Men, Destruction Unit) and backed by a band consisting of members of Real Estate, Quilt and Kevin Morby is as dreamy and esoteric as it is gripping, presenting floating pop melodies over a mixture of kraut-inspired drums, cutting guitars and fuzzed-out organs.


Four piece indie pop band Causes’ debut single Teach Me How To Dance With You was released in late 2014 in Holland and proved an immediate success; first being playlisted across all major radio stations and then quickly gaining Platinum status. With massive tours now under their belts including stops at Pinkpop & Appelpop as well as a headline show at the prestigious Paradiso in Amsterdam. Causes’ debut album, produced by Ian Grimble (Bears Den, Daughter) will be released in 2016 through RCA/PIAS.



Emily Segameglio |
GLOBAL PUBLICITY | Connecting Global Music Communities

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