GIITTV presents: Valentine's Eve Heartbreaker - Cardiff Undertone - 13/02/13

GIITTV presents: Valentine’s Eve Heartbreaker – Cardiff Undertone – 13/02/13 present: A three way heartbreaker of headliners on the eve of Valentine’s Day featuring three ace headlining slots from noisy South Wales bands so good we couldn’t separate them.


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The first of our three headliners are Cardiff’s fearsomely noisy three piece The Milk Race. Who consist of former members of Martini Henry Rifles, The International Karate Plus, and Mohobishopi.

Then we have Threatmantics who attempt to crowbar as much into rock and roll as possible. Veering wildly from heartbroken folk, to balls-out rock, to spine-crushing metal, to good-time pop; barely held together by very fine thread and pretty ribbons, they play music that sounds as much like the band they wish they were as possible. Whether they will survive the pits and troughs remains to be seen, but it’s a special thing to be able to soundtrack your own adventure.

The Lash are a 45,000 RPM rock & soul hurricane from Newport, South Wales, UK, featuring the astonishing vocal talents of Erin McNamara and former 60ft Dolls drummer Carl Bevan behind the kit and on production duties.

Formed in 2011, The Lash spent most of last year holed up writing and recording before exploding on the live scene in early 2012. The band’s debut single Shame is an ass-shaking soul and gospel-influenced slice of rock ‘n’ roll with a killer pop hook. Listen to it and download it for free here:

Swansea’s female fronted garage rock five piece Heavy Petting Zoo are our openers! “If Heavy Petting Zoo were from east London rather than Swansea you’d have heard far too much about them by now. Yes, it’s lo-fi garage, but only the demo quality recording suggests deliberate overfuzz of their coiled spring garage, economical unshowy riffage framing Amy Zachariah’s Karen O-like holler. The rest of their recordings range from messy hiss to cocksure menace, all with its own frames of reference and internalised power.” (Sweeping The Nation blog)

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