With Brighton’s Great Escape Festival just a few weeks away GIGsoup have selected 15 artists we feel you simply shouldn’t miss.

Today’s choice, Cash+David, are Tim Ross and Liz Lawrence who first came together when Ross produced Lawrence’s solo debut album for EMI. Their current, and next, release takes on the same form of two opposing parts brought together to form one body of work – released as two EPs: SIDE I and SIDE II. The aforementioned SIDE I was released last week (22nd April 2016) and is clean, ordered and precise pop music … SIDE II (released later this year) promises to be a darker affair.

We caught up with the duo to ask them about The Great Escape Festival and a few beach related questions…

How does it feel to be playing at The Great Escape 2016?

C: Feels great, last year was one of my all time favourite gigging highlights, so high hopes it’s going off.

D: Yeah, piff

How has your 2016 been so far?

C: Super – EP done, next stages on the C+D production belt, rehearsals, festivals, headline in London, all is good.

D: Productive, feels like we’re almost at 2nd wave Cash+David

Describe yourself in 1 word

C: Ambivert

D: Dyslexic

What’s your essential go-to beach accessory? (Spade, towel, beers, Game Boy Colour etc)

C: I’ve just started getting back into gaming again, so yeah I guess a PS Vita.

D: A nice friend 

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“The Great Escape” is also the name of the bonafide Gwen Stefani classic, aside from that what is your Gwen Stefani tune of choice?

C: Hollaback Girl

D: Sames

If you weren’t a musician, what you be?

C: An architect, so I can get my balance of creativity and technical

D: Artist

If you could have your dream festival (dead or alive), who would be the three headliners and why?

C: Pharcyde, Beastie Boys, Weezer

D: The Prodigy, Bob Marley & The Wailers,  The Clash

What can we expect from your set at The Great Escape?

C: A journey. We intrinsically try to create a journey in our writing, production + mixes, so our live sets are often designed the same.

D: I just hope things make the right noises

If you could recommend 3 other acts to check out at this year’s festival, who would they be?

C: Spring King, Jones, Mabel

D: Coves, Gilligan Moss, Bonzai

If you could be playing anywhere in the world in 12 months time, where would it be?

C: Would have been CBGB’s, so here at home in Brixton Academy

D: Las Vegas

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