Posts Tagged ‘Cardiff’

Cardiff five-piece Rosehip Teahouse (Faye, Tony, Will, Josh and Teddy), will capture your heart and set it free. The band’s music emanates and fluctuates, between feelings of sadness and happiness, with a hint of sparkle thrown in. The bands single ‘Same Sky’ is a track that sits quietly between the coexisting realms of happy and sad, with gorgeous, heart breaking vocal harmonies, swirling, twinkly guitars, while been driven by a head- bobbing bass line. Leading you though a journey of intricacy, complexity, and all with beautifully subtle tones. All neatly woven together, to build a tender, tear jerking atmosphere. Arriving via Sad Club Records, the latest single from Rosehip Teahouse is one hell of a charmer. Lilting melodies and glittering bells give ‘Thought Number 3’ an almost transcendental melancholia, as singer Faye Rogers vocals echo atop the band’s crystal horizons.

Of the track, Rogers says: “I wrote this song a couple of years back now. I was really struggling with my mental health, and this song was my expression of feeling as if my problems were stopping me from being able to live my life in the way I wanted to.

“The version of this song on the EP is the one I recorded the day I finished writing the song in 2017, miserable in my room at my parents’ house using a cheap microphone and garage-band on an old macbook that I was putting off returning to my ex. It feels like a long time ago now, but every time I hear it, it feels like 3am in that room that was too warm again.”. Faye from Cardiff-based group Rosehip Teahouse talks about their upcoming EP and what inspires their wonderfully ethereal indie-pop.

Chillin in the Void by Rosehip Teahouse The new Rosehip Teahouse single is out on 31st August ahead of the EPs September release via Sad Club Records.

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Bringing back the big riffs and outrageous attitude of 70’s glam rock, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard the Cardiff based band currently taking flight who are about to blow your mind. Having just released their ‘The Non-Stop’ EP which has been a huge hit with the critics and look set to be the biggest new band of 2020!

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are Tom Rees (guitar/lead vocals), his brother Ed (bass), Zac White (guitar) and Ethan Hurst (drums).

“The formative stages of glam-rock in the early ’70s was and always will be huge for me, the music and style that came forward in those years is visually and audibly stunning. Electric Warrior is like Tutankhamen’s Tomb to me, it should be in museums across the world.”

Cardiff based brothers Tom and Ed Rees are true children of the revolution, having been born into musical family with a father that was once onstage with The Bay City Rollers, flying the flag for the tartan army onstage. Those 70’s grooves deep in their veins flow to their fingers and into the fretboard which saw them initially become a studio-based band leading to the creation of their debut single ‘In Vain’.

“Myself and Ed are brothers, and our papa used to play drums for The Bay City Rollers back in the day, though I should clarify that it was when they were on their decline – bad times, long live Bay City.” – Tom Rees Feeling like a fully-fledged band following the release of ‘In Vain’, they set their sights on global domination starting with a split 12” of their first song with fellow Cardiff innovators Boy Azooga and even appearing at Glastonbury 2019 on the BBC Introducing stage!

Continuing their meteoric rise, the flared guitar warriors have just dropped ‘The Non-Stop’ EP. The awesome ten track record kicks off with the single ‘Double Denim Hop’ which is a true life story about those that dare to wear the DD as singer Rees explains; “I had started wearing double denim (I of course thought it looked good but nothing else really throws other people of the scent of despair than Two Denim items hung on ONE PERSON ONLY) and wore it pretty consistently over the weekend that I was up there.”

We are so excited about the rise of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and with a brand-new record to show off, you can bet their upcoming shows are going to be AMAZING! Not only do they have their own headline dates lines up, but the glam rock revivalists will be appearing at the inaugural wide eyed festival which hits Leicester in February.

13/05    Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – The Bodega, Nottingham

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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard began as a bedroom studio project for Cardiff-based Rees, before eventually spreading his wings alongside bassist brother Eddie Rees, guitarist Zac White and drummer Ethan Hurst.

The band aired their debut single Double Denim Hop in 2018 to widespread acclaim from the likes of The Guardian  “Thin Lizzy or T-Rex in the back room of a pub, riffs and tunes intact but with an endearing slacker attitude”- who included them in their 2019 list of artists to watch out for. A BBC Radio 6 Music spin for Double Denim Hop from none other than Iggy Pop, and a session for Huw Stephens on the same station followed at the beginning of 2019.

Todays the day we release our debut EP, can’t wait to share it with you all it feels like a very poignant moment not because it’s a ‘debut’ or anything A&R-ey like that but because it marks a wild moment for us that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without all of you, which to me is more exciting than any 10 track EP filled back to back with T. Rex ripoffs.

Subsequent singles Late Night City and Love Forever drew airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, and BBC Radio 6 Music. The band also landed a slot at Glastonbury courtesy of BBC Introducing.

Now comes this 10 track mini LP featuring Double Denim Hop, Late Night City and 8 other nuggets.

‘The Non Stop EP’, out July 10th.

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Welsh four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared their new single ‘Double Denim Hop’ via Communion Records.

Premiered by Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 6 Music show, the new single was written by frontman and guitarist Tom Rees shortly after moving back to his hometown Barry after finishing university and “just bathing in melodrama as I worked out what I was going to do with the rest of my life like any other straight edge 21 year old who should have maybe spent a couple more years partying, just to loosen up a little.” For new friends and rockers, this song is our pride and joy, really the formation of us. For long time rockers, we’ve created a disco version too, to keep your feet moving, with a hot new vid shot by us in isolation,

The original track and a new disco version of ‘Double Denim Hop’ are both out now.

“I went on a real big disco trip when I was 18/19, I actually played in a disco band called Chronic Strut at that time too which I had completely forgotten about until right this second,” Rees adds on the dancefloor version. “This journey through disco offered a bit of a fresh perspective on the ‘70s rock vibe, just because it seemed to be a bit more energetic and above all, positive. Listening to a lot of early ‘70s Lennon can really make you cynical and bitter, so it’s good to have some Kool and the Gang to balance it out, plus with K and the G you get to go outside and dance with other people, as opposed to crying for John Lennon alone in your bedroom.”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard release their debut EP ‘The Non-Stop’ on July 10th

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Cardiff rockers, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have announced their debut EP. Here is some info on the band.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard began as a bedroom studio project for Cardiff-based Rees, before eventually spreading his wings alongside bassist brother Eddie Rees, guitarist Zac White and drummer Ethan Hurst. The band first emerged in 2018 to widespread acclaim from the likes of The Guardian – “Thin Lizzy or T-Rex in the back room of a pub, riffs and tunes intact but with an endearing slacker attitude” – who included them in their 2019 list of artists to watch out for.

The video for “Hollywood Actors” is out now!! Let us know who’s acting you liked most – I’ve been re-watching Breaking Bad so this feels pretty poignant, I’m watching the last episode right now Walt is an absolute piece of shit but that’s by the by I hope everybody loves the video xxx

 A BBC Radio 6 Music spin for Double Denim Hop from none other than Iggy Pop, and a session for Huw Stephens on the same station followed at the beginning of 2019. Subsequent singles Late Night City and Love Forever drew airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, and BBC Radio 6 Music. The band also landed a slot at Glastonbury courtesy of BBC Introducing.

Now comes this 10 track mini LP featuring Double Denim Hop, Late Night City and 8 other nuggets.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard possess this vital authenticity that not many acts today can match them on. Their genuine love for what they do comes out in their boisterous and ever theatrical live shows and now also in their recorded output – a rich pot of brazen flamboyance and melodic impressiveness. ‘Late Night City’ – already a strong favourite live for band and audience – cements the group as a great tip for a celebratory 2019.

The group, led by the animated Thomas Rees and honed rhythmically by Ethan Hurst, Eddie Rees and Zac White, nurture their music on equal parts golden era songwriting and a contemporary zealousness. ‘Late Night City’ combs through another hedonistic evening that with the turn of a foreboding dawn finds the frontman in a psychedelic limbo of guitar shredding and exasperated harmonies. A liberating kick in your dancing shoes to the man, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are flying high.

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The new single from one of our emerging Cardiff acts Silent Forum. With shades of XTC and Idlewild this is a slowly building hymn to community and looking after your friends.

‘Safety in Numbers’ is the third single released by this Cardiff based Post-Punk / New Wave four piece Silent Forum on Libertino out on the 10th of May. Following on from the swaggering, off-kilter, infectious pop energy of ‘How I Faked The Moon Landing’ and ‘Robot’, ‘Safety in Numbers’ explores a far more reflective musical landscape. This is a song that “expresses the importance of looking after your friends……that time will forget us, but that our relationships are the most meaningful thing we can achieve in life.”

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Performing under the name Silent Forum since late 2015, the four-piece deemed Wales‘ most promising band blends shadowy Post Punk with uplifting, inspiring New Wave. They move unpredictably from serious and direct to playful and overblown. Since they signed to Libertino records their sound has taken an ambitious turn, They have an eagerly awaited debut album set for release later this year.

Novo will be performing at SXSW 2019

Novo Amor, a.k.a. singer-songwriter Ali Lacey, pieces together his songs using only the finest and most fragile organic ingredients: lightly plucked acoustic guitars and banjos, tender bits of piano, subtle string sweeps. But most exquisite of all is Lacey’s own falsetto — imagine Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, but more straightforwardly angelic — Novo Amor sends the whole arrangement hurtling heavenward.

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The Welsh multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose 2018 album “Birthplace” is packed full of cinematic soundscapes undercut with more than a little melancholy.

Lifted from the ‘Bathing Beach’ EP out May 26th on vinyl and digital

Lunar Bird are the result of a long artistic journey through various projects and experiments. Influences on the band include The Cure, David Bowie, The Beatles, Beach House, The Strokes, Deerhunter, Björk and Elliott Smith.
Forming in Italy before moving to the Welsh capital, Cardiff’s Lunar Bird emerged from relative local obscurity in August 2018 with their excellent debut EP ‘Daydreamer’. All four songs on this release, particularly the excellent ‘Six Dull Dumb Eyes’, showcase a real talent for composing melodic and memorable space pop. With more releases surely in the offing, it seems only a matter of time before excitement about Lunar Bird spreads beyond South Wales.

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Band Members

Roberta Musillami – vocals, synthesizers
Eliseo Di Malto – bass
Andrea Rizzo – drums, guest musician