LAKE SYCAMORE release first track ‘Over And Over’

Perky pop-punk band Lake Sycamore from Cardiff released their first track ‘Over and Over’ on Saturday that’s already being massively welcomed into the pop-pop scene. The five-piece has been hard at work over recent months producing the track at Unit 13 Studios and is taken from their upcoming album Stepping Stones which is anticipated for later this year. ‘Over and Over’ is of high-energy, with massive influence from renowned bands such as Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and WSTR. Being the bands’ first track, it’s a brilliant starting place with crisp production, the chemistry between musicians and clear distinction in the bands’ direction. Lake Sycamore has not gone lightly with their first track, ensuring their establishment in the industry.

Being the first real introductory look we have of the band, Lake Sycamore has defined their place in not only the Cardiff scene, but stretching across the world where people are enjoying their current three-and-a-half minute portfolio. Filled with melodic guitar riffs, combative drums and a bassline that ties it all together, ‘Over and Over’ is anthemic in tone and poisonous in nature – it’s deadly catchy. Containing the thriving pop-punk attitude of angst and depth, Lake Sycamore has filled the balance fans have been waiting for. It’s as if Neck Deep’s Life’s Not Out To Get You went out and impregnated The Story So Far’s Under Soil And Dirt, bringing you the Stepping Stones love-child. With all-around positive feedback about the track, Lake Sycamore is riding upon epic momentum, bringing excitement and anticipation for their next release.

The track is available on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes

Be sure to follow Lake Sycamore on Facebook to keep up to date.

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LifeLust Release New Single NADIR


Cardiff based four-piece, LifeLust are an alternative metal-based band focusing on melodic ambience and gruelling breakdowns. Already showing signs of being a well-established band with clear indication of their direction, LifeLust is more than a little intriguing. Releasing their debut single recently, it’s easy to see that LifeLust has put their heads together and worked hard to create the image that we see today – and it’s paid off.

NADIR is intense in energy, packing that punch that metal has in seconds on the track starting. The production of the track is immaculate, with clear, unrelenting sound that really brings every instrument into play to make this insane, epic sounding track. There are many appeals to LifeLust, including the way that the vocals are passionate and tense, although not too harsh to give the music a hostile emotion; the way that the guitar and drums work together with chemistry to bounce off of each other with ease; the way that the heavy tempo is cadenced and rhythmic, straying from the mismatched instrumental metal sound that has recently taken the scene by storm. The track is full of depth, anthemic moments and more importantly incorporating harmonics, heavy basslines that compliment the profoundness of the overall track atmosphere.

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Putting in plans for a 2018 release, LifeLust is in full swing to show the world what they can give. Already showing massive talent and distinctive sound for their desired genre, the four-piece are bringing excitement to the local scene and beyond.

Keep up to date with LifeLust on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pwer Festival, Cardiff 2018

PwerFESTPwer Festival is a brand new festival set to take place on the 6th of May, 2018, and with a name translated into English as Power, there’s a good chance you’re not going to want to miss this.

Started by two Cardiff based students with a variety of musical experience such as Beers Over Tears, Young Promoters Network and even DJ’ing the most chaotic Wednesday nightclub, Metros. The festival is decidedly taking place at the Gwdihw Cafe Bar. Known for their brightly coloured walls, they’re prominently known for their wide and diverse range of alternative, funk, hip hop and jazz, Gwdihw will be the host for a festival designed to give the youth a voice through music.

Pwer Festival is an exciting event offering student discount and with line-up confirmations coming later this year, it’s a chance to have a good time socialising and discovering music along with like-minded, creative individuals.

Keep up to date with Pwer Festival by following their Facebook and Twitter and save the date!

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Save Womanby Street, Cardiff.

To save Womanby St, sign the petition here. Feel free to continue reading if you need any more persuading.

This week, J D Wetherspoons revealed plans to turn three of its vacant floors above The Gatekeeper, located in Womanby St, Cardiff into hotel rooms. The plans revealed that no additional construction will be needed, besides two extra windows.

Every Cardiff goer will know of Womanby St, whether it be for The Full Moon, Clwb Ifor Bach or Fuel. Each of these venues bring something brilliant to the Cardiff night life and is especially vital to the Cardiff music scene. Regular visitors to any or all of these venues will know the sheer amount of local bands that start their musical journey from these clubs. Clwb Ifor Bach especially has existed since 1983 and has always been a major role in the music scene. Independent artists such as Jay Brannan or bands such as Senses Fail and InMe have appeared in Clwb Ifor, and frequently has sold-out shows. If that doesn’t say much for it’s popularity, I don’t know what will.

Fuel Rock Club, a bar and venue known for it’s adoration of metal music has even been big in the news recently. Bruce Dickenson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden, visited Fuel and spent time behind the bar pulling pints of The Trooper for fans. Not only did Fuel have the singer of a world famous heavy metal band visit, but it is a venue that consistently puts on events and supports growing acts. Eradication festival held at Fuel Rock Club brings in bands from all over the UK – many of which has complimented the music scene that Cardiff has.

The Full Moon Club has had it’s fair share of events too. The Rum Festival brings people from everywhere to the depths of Womanby St, and with the Full Moon’s interactive, friendly and brilliant staff, the club is one of the best places to socialise. With their calendar constantly full up with events and shows that are at affordable prices that garners a lot of attention. It’s a place where people can find new music, have their creativity inspired or just fill up a night with some fun.

These three venues has a lot of loyal customers, regularly draws a crowd and makes a lot of noise. Womanby St is the best place for it, because it’s mostly away from sleeping ears.

The Gatekeeper, next door to the Full Moon, is where the hotel will be opening. It’s already a popular pub, even to those who visit any of the three venues mentioned previously. The pub has food and plenty of places to sit and during sports days, the pubs near packed. With people sleeping above the pub, especially during peak hours of activity, there will be complaints flying left, right and center. Putting a hotel in one of the busiest and most vital areas of Cardiff is not only silly, but downright cruel.

The development plan says that it will not affect any of the immediate commercial area, but how long can that be guaranteed for? It’s unfair to assume that because, well, people are going to want to sleep and the club-goers are going to want to party.

There are plenty of places for J D Wetherspoons, especially in Cardiff, to build their hotel. There is no need for it to potentially sabotage something special within Cardiff center. An argument for is that the hotel will bring “tourism and commerce,” but do they not understand that this small music community that has thrived for years, has brought “travel and commerce”? It’s rare that bands or artists will announce Cardiff shows these days, and Womanby St at least gives us the chance to offer those bands and artists a place to play. It gives local bands a start in their musical journeys. It gives regular people that love music, or just love a good time, the chance to be a part of every thing that comes and goes through these streets.

A petition has been started to save Womanby St from this only-for-profit hotel and you can sign it here. If you’re not from Cardiff or have never heard about Womanby St, please consider the points mentioned in this post. Would you want your cities local music scene destroyed by something that is unneeded?

Check out the facebook pages of the venues by clicking the links below to see just how many events they hold and attention they garner.

The Full Moon | Clwb Ifor BachClwb Ifor Bach | Fuel Rock Club