Wales Goes Pop! 2017
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Wales Goes Pop! 2017

at The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Cardiff
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An all-ages pop weekender over the long Easter bank holiday in Cardiff!

Featuring

Honeyblood

Honeyblood appearing at this event

Originally started as a two-piece in 2012, Glaswegian Honeyblood has a sound that has been described as 'slacker-grunge-garage-rock', but founding member Stina Tweeddale prefers to call it ‘crunch-pop’. Her sound has drawn comparisons to recent favourites Best Coast and Frankie Rose, along with hints of 90s female guitar heroes the Breeders and Throwing Muses. Three albums in, Stina has decided to claim the sole spotlight of the project and said that makes sense, as Honeyblood has always been Stina's voice. Before it was even a band, or a name, Stina was writing the songs that would form the backbone of the band's identity.

See Honeyblood tour dates

Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome appearing at this event

Fuzz-pop band Joanna Gruesome are a five-piece band from Cardiff whose sound is said to span both punk and indie, and has been described as being reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, Huggy Bear and Dinosaur Jr. Their album Weird Sister, released on Fortuna Pop! In 2013, was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most purely exuberant, hook-stuffed indie-pop records you're likely to hear this year”.

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BC Camplight

BC Camplight appearing at this event

BC Camplight is the moniker of American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Christinzio. The Philadelphia singer-songwriter, falling somewhere between Ben Folds and Badly Drawn Boy, moved to Manchester UK in 2012, where he's brought his brand of quirky indie-pop to new audiences.

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Toy

Toy appearing at this event

Former members of Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong, Toy are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O’Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals), Max Oscarnold (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals). Their live shows are a mesmerising mix of flailing limbs, massive analogue synths, twin guitars and an ever-evolving psychedelic sound.

See Toy tour dates

Fear Of Men

Fear Of Men appearing at this event

Brighton four piece, fronted by the haunting vocals of Jess. Fear Of Men's hypnotic sound falls somewhere between the 4AD greats like Cocteau Twins and early Lush.

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Rated Excellent

The Gate Arts and Community Centre

Keppoch Street
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JW

Disabled Booking:
029 2048 3344

The Gate Arts and Community Centre

Keppoch Street
Roath
Cardiff
CF24 3JW

Disabled Booking:
029 2048 3344