Wales Goes Pop returns for its 5th year this 2017 with a rather wonderful lineup of new and more established indie bands from all around. Wales Goes Pop takes place this weekend (14th-16th April) at The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff with the likes of Fear Of Men, Joanna Gruesome, Toy and The Orielles all set to grace the festival.
So if you’re still looking for bands to see across the weekend at Wales Goes Pop, here are four bands that Mix It All Up suggests you must not miss!
Glasgow based duo Honeyblood’s latest album ‘Babes Never Die’ went down a storm last year. Their sound hints on garage-rock, lo-fi even touching on punk throughout, but their latest album has a much more refined sound. It’s energetic, urgent, upbeat and sure to wake you up, but translating this into their live show? Honeyblood are definitely not a band to be missed.
Hooton Tennis Club
Wirral based Hooton Tennis Club have gone from strength to strength in just a few years. The band released their latest album, ‘Big Box Of Chocolates‘ just last year, only a year after their debut. Their lo-fi sound, almost story-telling lyrics and general, alluring rock ‘n’ roll tracks are something to be admired.
Neurotic Fiction are a Cardiff based trio whose music could be described as melodic, indie-pop. The band started as a project for “four friends to hang out and write music” just under a year ago and since then, the band have released an EP and their charming AA side ‘Mediator/Generals‘.
Girl Ray are a London-based trio who self-describe their music as indie, estrogen pop. The band’s latest single ‘Stupid Things‘ showcases a slightly mellower sound, yet it’s still a great lo-fi, indie pop tune. The video (see below) is a must-watch too!
Tickets for Wales Goes Pop 2017 and more information about the festival can be found here.