Sŵn Festival Weekend

Fri Oct 21 2022 - Mon Oct 24 2022

6:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Various Venues

City Centre Cardiff CF1

£82.50

Ages 18+

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Sŵn Festival - Weekend Ticket
This is a weekend ticket for the Festival. This gives you access to events happening on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

21 - 23 Hydref / October 2022

Lleoliadau Amrywiol / Various Venues

Sŵn Festival Weekend

  • Sŵn Festival

    Sŵn Festival

    Music

  • Aderyn

    Aderyn

    Indie Pop

  • Adwaith

    Adwaith

    Indie Rock

  • AhGeeBe

    AhGeeBe

    Americana

  • Ailsa Tully

    Ailsa Tully

    Indie Pop

  • Alabaster dePlume

    Alabaster dePlume

    Spoken Word

  • Baby Dave

    Baby Dave

    Indie Pop

  • BC Camplight

    BC Camplight

    Alternative Country

  • BDRMM

    BDRMM

    Alternative Rock

  • Billy Nomates

    Billy Nomates

    Alternative Rock

  • Blue Amber

    Blue Amber

    Alternative Rock

  • Bodega

    Bodega

    Alternative Rock

  • Bored at My Grandmas House

    Bored at My Grandmas House

    Alternative

  • Breichiau Hir

    Breichiau Hir

    Rock

  • Buggs

    Buggs

    Music

  • Chappaqua Wrestling

    Chappaqua Wrestling

    Lo-Fi

  • Connie Constance

    Connie Constance

    Soul

  • Dactyl Terra

    Dactyl Terra

    Progressive Rock

  • DEADLETTER

    DEADLETTER

    Post-Punk

  • Deathcrash

    Deathcrash

    Alternative Rock

    deathcrash are a slowcore band from London signed to untitled (recs). They released their debut album ‘Return’ in January 2022 to broad critical acclaim across national and international press, and have since won over audiences with their intense and absorbing live shows.

    The four members of deathcrash are an unassuming bunch. Despite coming to prominence with other South London sensations such as Black Country, New Road, Jerskin Fendrix, and Black Midi, deathcrash have always had a distinctly mysterious energy about them, the shy kids in the corner quietly constructing something grand. Their songs capture many of the difficult moments of the last few years of the band members’ personal lives and yet, as a whole their complexity emerges as a beautiful and hopeful message. 


    They recorded ‘Return’ live, with an emphasis on dynamics, bringing together tense intimacy with atmospheric vastness. When put together, their songs create a tapestry to moody, oneiric music – incorporating elements of singer-songwriter, doom metal, sludge metal, folk, emo, screamo, and more, to build a colossal testament to the loosely defined genre of slowcore.

    In September 2022, deathcrash recorded their next record at the UK’s most remote studio in the Outer Hebrides, again partnering up with their producer Ric James. It is set for release in 2023.
  • DITZ

    DITZ

    Noise Pop

  • Eadyth + IzzyRabey

    Eadyth + IzzyRabey

    British Pop

  • Eliza Shaddad

    Eliza Shaddad

    Alternative Folk

    Eliza Shaddad is a Scottish-Sudanese musician and songwriter who has released two critically acclaimed EPs on independent label Beatnik Creative.  Championed by tastemakers across BBC Radios, Radio X, and supported by the likes of The Sunday Times, i-D Magazine and FADER, Shaddad has seen her reputation for moving songwriting and powerful live shows grow, collaborating with the likes of Clean Bandit and Tom Speight, and playing dates with the likes of Kate Tempest, Oh Wonder, Lucy Rose, James Bay, Sarah Jarosz, Nick Harper, and Michael Chapman.


    “Passionate and captivating” - Scotland on Sunday

  • Eve Owen

    Eve Owen

    Singer-Songwriter

  • Gillie

    Gillie

    Indie Pop

  • Group Listening

    Group Listening

    Alternative

  • Grove

    Grove

    Electro

  • HMS Morris

    HMS Morris

    Adult Alternative

  • Home Counties

    Home Counties

    Indie Rock

  • Jelani Blackman

    Jelani Blackman

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • John Myrtle

    John Myrtle

    Singer-Songwriter

  • Kitty

    Kitty

    Urban

  • Laundromat

    Laundromat

    Indie Pop

  • Lemfrek

    Lemfrek

    Music

  • Lime Garden

    Lime Garden

    Indie Pop

  • Los Bitchos

    Los Bitchos

    Psychedelic

  • Lucia & The Best Boys

    Lucia & The Best Boys

    Indie Pop

  • Magugu

    Magugu

    Music

  • Mantis

    Mantis

    Pop

  • Me Rex

    Me Rex

    Alternative

  • Mellt

    Mellt

    Alternative Rock

  • MELTS

    MELTS

    Psychedelic

  • MEMES

    MEMES

    Alternative Rock

  • Midding

    Midding

    Alternative Rock

  • Minas

    Minas

    Music

  • Murkage Dave

    Murkage Dave

    Music

    Leytonstone-born singer-songwriter Murkage Dave’s debut album ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life’ was released in 2018. Released independently, the album has now amassed over 10 million streams, and anticipation is high for the follow up.

    It’s no surprise that his defiantly British sound - a pop blend that’s rooted in a youth spent listening to garage and R&B, but also revealing formative years in Manchester absorbing The Smiths and Joy Division - is attracting fans globally. He’s collaborated with Mike Skinner, Jaykae, Skepta and Parisian producer Hologram Lo, US “Night Bass” originator AC Slater and French rapper Nekfeu - even earning a triple-platinum plaque for his contribution to the latter’s ‘Cyborg’. While working on his new album, he’s had the honour of working with a diverse range of globally respected talent including trip hop pioneer Tricky, pop artist Caroline Polachek and LA rap veteran Evidence.

    Having cut his teeth as a club promoter, Murkage Dave is no stranger to the importance of live music and its connection to fans in real life environments. His debut headline show at Sebright Arms sold out within 24 hours prior to the release of the album, and tickets for his subsequent UK headline tour went even faster - eventually having to upgrade his London show to Omeara to accommodate the overwhelming demand. His October ‘Keep Up The Bad Work Tour’ sold out in five of ten cities, including Manchester’s YES and London’s Studio 9294. He’s also toured as a support act for his friend Mike Skinner, joining The Streets for 25 shows across the UK and Europe at the beginning of the year, as well as warming up for indie rock band Peace and Tricky on their respective tours. At the end of 2019, he joined forces with friend and grime veteran Manga Saint Hilare for ‘We Need To Look After Us’ a collaborative album and sold out live show at The Pickle Factory in Hackney.

    ‘Murkage Dave Changed My Life’ has attracted the attention of Pharrell Williams, Young Fathers, Iggy Pop and Beastie Boys member Mike D, all of which have supported the track on their radio shows. It’s also been supported at radio by the likes of Annie Mac, Toddla T, Jamz Supernova, DJ Target and MistaJam, as well as press coverage from The Fader, Evening Standard, Guardian, Highsnobiety, Noisey, Mixmag, Clash, End Clothing, Soccer Bible, BRICK, Complex, London In Stereo, Nation Of Billions, Dummy, Hunger, Trench Mag and more.
  • Noon Garden

    Noon Garden

    Indie Pop

  • Obey Cobra

    Obey Cobra

    Pop

  • Ogun

    Ogun

    Music

  • Panic Shack

    Panic Shack

    Alternative

  • Peaness

    Peaness

    Indie Pop

  • Pet Deaths

    Pet Deaths

    Alternative

  • Piegon Wigs

    Piegon Wigs

    Music

  • Plastic Estate

    Plastic Estate

    Pop

  • Plastic Mermaids

    Plastic Mermaids

    Dream Pop

    Plastic Mermaids are a five-piece band from the Isle of Wight who, after building their own analogue studio, have self-produced one of the most genuinely original and sonically adventurous debut albums you’ll hear all year: ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’.
     
    They are brothers Jamie and Douglas Richards, who collaborate on vocals, synths and samples, along with guitarist Chris Newnham, bassist Tom Farren and drummer Chris Jones.
     
    Born out of the ashes of previous bands Magic Octagon and Neon Fetus, Plastic Mermaids are not a band who have ever wanted for ambition. They started out as a three-piece - Jamie, Doug and Chris Newnham - although they realised after early shows that they needed more hands on deck. “I was there at thir first gig, not playing but just watching,” remembers Tom. “It was utter carnage. I really appreciated the audacity of them even attempting what they were doing. They had an audaciousness, and the willingness to try things and have them not pay off.”
     
    The band released debut EP ‘Dromtorp’ in March 2014 to widespread critical acclaim, following up with the ‘Inhale The Universe’ EP in March 2015 and third EP ‘Everything Is Yellow and Yellow Is My Least Favourite Colour’ in June 2016. Later that same year, in November, they holed up in their barn-turned-studio to start work on their first full LP, ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’, which is due for release in spring 2019.
     
    “We just kept coming up with ideas and tried to make them happen,” recalls Douglas. “That’s all we did for ages. We didn’t really think about where it would all lead.”
     
    Where it led was to a collection of 30 or 40 songs that they whittled down into their album. Bursting with novel ideas, whenever the band came up against a technical problem Jamie would be on hand to build or fix whatever piece of kit they needed to give life to their flights of fancy. “It’s important to mention that lots of times, obstacles were overcome simply by Jamie sitting for three weeks with a soldering iron and making the thing that we needed,” recalls Tom. “The desk that we recorded the whole album through, for example. Jamie just made that.”
     
    “It’s all been out of necessity,” points out Jamie. “Whether it was with the recording, the artwork, the electronics or anything else. We did it ourselves because we had to. Anyway…” he adds with a modest grin, “…you can learn anything on the internet nowadays, can’t you?”

    That’s not to say that Plastic Mermaids are lost in a digital world - quite the opposite. As Douglas points out, their DIY aesthetic actually came from his and Jamie’s father’s love of building boats. “We’ve both learned how to make boats and surfboards, which I think teaches you not to be afraid of making something for yourself,” he says. “You have that belief that you can work out how to make something.”

    The band all also spend a lot of their time in nature - particularly off the coast of their native island. “We all surf quite a lot,” says Jamie. “We’ve represented the Isle of Wight. It’s an influence on our music, in a way, because you’re spending a lot of time sat out in the sea, when it’s freezing cold, and sitting there in the sea, you’ve got a lot of time with yourself to think. I think surfing is more of an influence than anything else on me.”
    In terms of musical influences, fans of The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Sparklehorse and Tame Impala will all find something to love in Plastic Mermaids’ richly-textured sound. The Flaming Lips’ influence is also evident in their ecstactic live show.

    “We saw The Flaming Lips at Blue Dot and they were just immense,” says Chris Newnham. “That’s what you’ve got to do though, isn’t it? When you play live you really want people to go away thinking: ‘They really put it out there.’ That’s what we try to do as well.”

    This idea has manifested itself in the sparkly-gold-cape-clad choir that has recently been accompanying Plastic Mermaids on tour, and in ‘Patricia’ - a mannequin covered in mirrorball tiles who is often suspended abover their stage set.
    “We’ve done gigs before where we’ve spent the entire gig fee on as much confetti as we could afford,” says Jamie. “And we’ve spent all our money on lasers more times than I can remember. We did a few gigs last summer where Doug built these giant perspex pyramids and put strobe lights and smoke machines inside, so the smoke would billow out of the top.”
    For the band, that sense of challenging themselves keeps it interesting. “It’s just nice to get out and do something different,” says Chris Newnham. “It makes it exciting. I don’t think we’ve ever done a gig where we’ve been 100% sure whether it’s going to go right. There’s something that’s kind of nice about that.”

    No surprise, then, that it turned out Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was spotted enjoying the Plastic Mermaids’ own set at Blue Dot. After praising the band, Jamie is now working on a customised effects pedal for him.

    Plastic Mermaids are the sort of band who pay attention to every detail. The cover art of ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’ depicts a model village with figures bursting into flame. It’s not computer generated - Jamie built the model himself and then went through setting light to each of the people in the scene one by one. “It does really exist as a three dimensional scene,” he confirms.

    The lake pictured on the cover art proved to be particularly tricky to get right. “We didn’t know what to make it out of, so we made it out of jelly,” says Doug. “Then it went mouldy.”

    Most bands wouldn’t go to those sort of lengths for their art, but Plastic Mermaids aren’t like most bands. More than just a record, they have created their own very idiosyncratic world. On ‘Suddenly Everyone Explodes’, you can explore it for yourself.
     
  • Prima Queen

    Prima Queen

    Indie Rock

  • PVA

    PVA

    Electronic Pop

  • Red Telephone

    Red Telephone

    Alternative Rock

  • Robbie & Mona

    Robbie & Mona

    Dream Pop

  • Sea Power

    Sea Power

    Alternative Rock

  • SHLUG

    SHLUG

    Post-Punk

  • Showdogs

    Showdogs

    Alternative Rock

  • Slate

    Slate

    Music

  • Small Miracles

    Small Miracles

    Indie Pop

  • Snapped Ankles

    Snapped Ankles

    Post-Punk

  • SNAYX

    SNAYX

    Music

  • Sniffany & The Nits

    Sniffany & The Nits

    Music

  • Strawberry Guy

    Strawberry Guy

    Indie Pop

  • Sweet Baboo

    Sweet Baboo

    Alternative Folk

  • Talk Show

    Talk Show

    New Wave

  • Tenderhost

    Tenderhost

    Music

  • The Family Battenberg

    The Family Battenberg

    Music

  • The Orielles

    The Orielles

    Indie Rock

  • TRAAMS

    TRAAMS

    Post-Punk

  • Voya

    Voya

    Music

  • Walt Disco

    Walt Disco

    New Wave

  • Wesley Gonzalez

    Wesley Gonzalez

    Music

  • WH Lung

    WH Lung

    Music

  • WYNT

    WYNT

    Alternative Rock

  • 8th Myth

    8th Myth

    Music

  • Asha Jane

    Asha Jane

    Pop

  • Bilbao

    Bilbao

    Music

  • Bingo Fury

    Bingo Fury

    Alternative

  • CVC

    CVC

    Alternative Rock

  • Dishwasher

    Dishwasher

    Music

  • Edie Bens

    Edie Bens

    Music

  • Ellur

    Ellur

    Music

  • End of Fun

    End of Fun

    Music

  • George O'Hanlon

    George O'Hanlon

    Singer-Songwriter

  • Gindrinker

    Gindrinker

    Music

  • Greta Isaac

    Greta Isaac

    Indie Pop

  • Hana Lili

    Hana Lili

    Indie Pop

  • HEKA

    HEKA

    Electronic Pop

  • Jemima Coulter

    Jemima Coulter

    Dream Pop

  • Joe & The Shitboys

    Joe & The Shitboys

    Punk

  • Joe Unknown

    Joe Unknown

    Music

  • Kiddus

    Kiddus

    Music

  • Klein

    Klein

    Music

  • L'objectif

    L'objectif

    Post-Punk

  • LILO

    LILO

    Music

  • Low Island

    Low Island

    Electronic Pop

  • Lunch Money Life

    Lunch Money Life

    Electro-Jazz

  • Molly Payton

    Molly Payton

    Singer-Songwriter

    17 year old Molly Payton grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, where she wrote poetry and lyrics about her feelings and experiences growing up. Heavily inspired by musicians like Jeff Buckleyand Leonard Cohen, she picked up the guitar and began writing and performing as much as she could in home town. Having moved to London only a year ago, she’s now recording her debut EP and readying it’s release in 2019.
  • Morgan Harper Jones

    Morgan Harper Jones

    Music

  • Omaloma

    Omaloma

    Music

  • Opus Kink

    Opus Kink

    New Wave

  • Priestgate

    Priestgate

    Post-Punk

  • Royel Otis

    Royel Otis

    Alternative Rock

  • She's Got Spies

    She's Got Spies

    Music

  • Sorry

    Sorry

    Grunge

  • Swansea Sound

    Swansea Sound

    Music

  • Swnami

    Swnami

    Music

  • The Lovely Eggs

    The Lovely Eggs

    Indie Pop

    The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England. 
     
    They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. 
     
    For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times. 
     
    With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit. 
     
    With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, Young Marble Giants, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
     
    The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by a host of UK DJs including Radio One's Huw Stephens and Rob da Bank and 6 Music's Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Ravenscroft and XFM's John Kennedy. 
     
    Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have also worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip. The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music. 
     
    They have produced four albums.
     
    The first 'If You Were Fruit' (Cherryade Records, 2009) ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM's 'Debut Album of the Year'. 
     
    The second 'Cob Dominos'(Cherryade Records, 2011) has gained widespread critical acclaim, with 'Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)' (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit. 
     
    Their third album 'Wildlife' (Egg Records, 2012) featured the Gruff Rhys-produced single Allergies, originally released on 7" on the Too Pure Singles Club label. The track (which sold out before release day) won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist - with 82% of the public vote, was declared winner on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music Round Table and was Artrocker's single of the month. The song featured a death-shaped psychedelic spectacular promo vid featuring a special guest appearance from Gruff Rhys. 
     
    With a 4 Star review in Record Collector, 'Wildlife' also contains the singles 'Food' which was remixed by Cornershop's Tjinder Singh for release on his Singhles Club Label as well as 'I Just Want Someone to Fall in Love With'. Both songs received much support from BBC 6 Music. 
     
    The Lovely Eggs have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds. 
     
    In April 2013, the pair had a baby but true to their 'no rules' philosophy they bundled their newest member in the van and took him on tour with them, racing round the UK with family and friends like a tripped out version of On The Buses with two fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window. 
     
    2015 saw The Lovely Eggs return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album 'This is Our Nowhere': a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream. Ironically the record received 8/10 in the NME. 
     
    Lead single 'Magic Onion' (made in collaboration with artist and video director Casey Raymond and released as a limited edition 7" on the Cardiff-based D.I.Y. Flower of Phong label) was accompanied by a handmade book of psychedelic/nightmarish proportions and included a B side version of the song with Sweet Baboo, who joined them in an acoustic and decidedly pickled duet. The single gained much support from BBC 6 Music and a sell out tour of the UK followed. 
     
    The second single to be released from 'This is Our Nowhere' 'Goofin' Around in Lancashire' was released in November 2016 on ltd edition 7" "fried egg" vinyl. With an accompanying video by Casey Raymond, again it sold out immediately and gained much support from BBC 6 Music, with 6 Music's Marc Riley declaring it one of his top tracks of 2015. To promote the release, the Eggs embarked on another tour of the UK, with many sold out dates and in 2015 alone were invited to perform two live sessions for Marc Riley's BBC 6 Music show.
  • The Shakes

    The Shakes

    Music

  • The Umlauts

    The Umlauts

    Post-Punk

  • Tom Jenkins

    Tom Jenkins

    Alternative Folk

  • Tummyache

    Tummyache

    Alternative Rock

  • VLURE

    VLURE

    Post-Punk

  • Wax Works

    Wax Works

    Singer-Songwriter

  • Whammyboy

    Whammyboy

    Music

  • Wunderhorse

    Wunderhorse

    Indie Rock

  • Wynonna

    Country

  • Ya Yonder

    Ya Yonder

    Music

  • Yabba

    Yabba

    Music

  • Yxngrx1

    Yxngrx1

    Music

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Sŵn Festival Weekend

Fri Oct 21 2022 6:00 PM - Mon Oct 24 2022

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Various Venues Cardiff
Sŵn Festival Weekend

£82.50 Ages 18+

Gŵyl Sŵn - Tocyn Penwythnos
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21 - 23 Hydref / October 2022

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