plus support from
Tuesday 23rd April 2013
The Gate, Cardiff
7:30pm / 14+ show
Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor are three sisters from Watford, whose tender folk melodies are sure to win the hearts of any living thing with ears that function.
Having been the undercard for the likes of Willy Mason, Joshua Radin and, more recently, Bon Iver, this gorgeous trio have done themselves proud having impressed renowned producers Glyn and Ethan Jones (The Rolling Stones, Kings Of Leon) so much that they requested to share production duties on their forthcoming album. Expect flawless, crowd-silencing harmonies and countless Laura Marling-isms.
SIVUBorn in Cambridge but presently working in a call centre in Waterloo, 24-year-old Sivu assimilates an unusual mix of sounds and textures. His biggest influences are the lilting melodies of Frank Sinatra, the left-field pop of Bjork or Wild Beasts, and particularly Beck – a singer and songwriter who nonetheless doesn’t suit the “singer-songwriter” tag, as Sivu’s own intricate but ambitious sound is a testament to. ‘Better Man Than He’ blends dreamy acoustics and subtle electronic touches into a sound that befits Sivu’s idiosyncratic moniker
with support from
NANOOK OF THE NORTH
Saturday 2nd March 2013
Four Bars (Upstairs Dempseys)
8pm / 18+ show
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Fusing youthful exuberance with an artistic prowess far beyond their years, Concrete Knives are a band who have illuminated stages around Europe with their unique blend of resonating guitars, elaborate melodies, charging, pounding rhythms and euphoric collective vocals - an enticing and exciting mixture which unfailingly attracts the undivided attention of all who fall into their path. Now, this lauded Normandy outfit are set to unleash their highly anticipated debut album upon the world. Be Your Own King is a collection of tracks harnessing the inspired spirit, the mindset and the powerful energy of this group of Caen natives, which comprises the talents of Nicolas Delahaye, Morgane Colas, Adrien Lepretre, Augustin Hauville and Guillaume Aubertin.
Combine soaring guitars which are so dense their noise is almost glacial, with Jennie Morris’s androgynous, ambivalent yet emphatic vocals, and you will have a band who are called The Adelines and ain’t half a captivating prospect.
Sadly for you, they already exist in this format. Aside from identity theft or an excellent 3D printer, we suggest subscribing to their intrigue in the first press. You’ll find cacophonous rock with melancholic vocals which resonate long after first play.
NANOOK OF THE NORTH
"Nanook of the North expertly fuse the tender emotion of Bon Iver with the devastating musicianship of Explosions in the Sky. [...] Reminiscent of Biffy Clyro’s earlier stuff – meander between quietude and impassioned rock-angst. Tender vocals and gentle, twinkling instrumentation, imbued with a powerful twang of sadness. I would argue there’s something much bigger going on here. A very impressive first offering from a band I look forward to hearing more from." -The Miniature Music Press, Cardiff
Buffalo & On-Par Productions presents
(Screening of live sessions, Music video & documentaries)
Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
Wednesday 23rd January 2013
8pm / 18+ event
Optional donation to Ty Hafan Childrens Hospice
On Wednesday 23rd January On-Par will be screening a selection of their live sessions, music videos and documentary shorts at Buffalo Bar. Expect works from the likes of Winter Villains, Among Brothers, Colorama, Little Arrow, The Last Dinosaur, Lone Wolf, The Earth, Ivan Moult, Fossil Collective, Draw Me Stories, Sweet Baboo, Al Lewis, Paper Aeroplanes, Cakehole Presley, Denuo, Cut Ribbons, The Coal Porters, Barefoot Dance Of The Sea and The Keys. On-Par will also be premiering their latest documentary short Hip-Hop at Outlook Festival 2013 featuring performances by Hip-Hop legends The Beatnuts and Souls Of Mischief. Doors are at 8pm and entrance is free so grab yourself a drink, sit down and enjoy.
There will be a collection tin circulating in aid of Ty Hafan Childrens Hospice. For further information about the amazing work they do please visit www.tyhafan.org
@ Free For All Festival
WE'RE NO HEROES
FIST OF THE FIRST MAN
DRAW ME STORIES
& Guest DJ's (TBA)
Friday 18th January 2013
The Moon Club, Cardiff
7:30pm-3am / 18+ show
We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting a stage at this years Free For All Festival held at The Moon Club on Womanby Street.
The festival is a month long FREE entry musical extravaganza. Held throughout January at The Full Moon and Moon Club on Womanby street, the festival is about to go into it's 2nd year and we can't wait to be a part of it!
The festival is focused on giving promoters, musicians, artists and DJ's the chance showcase their talents and show exactly what Cardiff's music scene is all about! With the added bonus of being Free entry!
This year Sŵn presents will be hosting a stage on Friday 18th January 2013. The acts chosen for this showcase are local acts who we love and have had the privilege of working with in the past. It's going to be a cracking night and we're putting on a few surprise guest DJ's to go on until the early hours! So come and have a party with us!!
The line-up is as follows:
WE'RE NO HEROES -
Citing a diverse range of influences – from electronic to afrobeat – Heroes are a very impressive bunch reflecting indie-pop rhythms by the likes of Two Door Cinema Club. They’re two EPs already to their name, with the summery single Ghost Coast out last July.
FIST OF THE FIRST MAN -
Fist of The Man is the new side project by music producer, film scorer and all round grafter Zwolf. Alongside his band of brothers The Trent Roberto Kid, Duke Marafflion and Artemus Deadly, Zwolf’s Fist of the First Man released their self-titled debut in early 2012, instantly making them an act to take heed of. The album is littered with tracks that could dexterously fit on the Drive soundtrack, Streets of Rage or during tense moments on Masterchef. Their aesthetic live performances are a joy to behold.
DRAW ME STORIES -
Formed in early 2008, Carl Hodgetts, Samuel Souter and Mathieu Albasser began life playing folky-acoustic numbers.
But following their 2010 double A-side Oars/Becomes The Hunted, they showed their flexibility with a more jazzy and dubstep feel than on previous EPs. They proclaim that the new sound falls somewhere between art-rock, folk and dance, and it’s impossible to argue with them. Their debut album Cocoon Machina is set for release on the 10th December, in perfect time for the show!
This unsigned vocalist from Cardiff is certainly one to watch. She may have only a handful of recordings under her belt, but Esther Taylor’s live set promises a showcase of spine-tingling emotion. Her most recent track, Deep Blue, demonstrates her unique vocal abilities: delicately ethereal one minute, dazzlingly powerful the next. The Room features a laid-back groove to die for.
Guest DJ's (TBA)
WATCH THIS SPACE!!