Earlier this year and kick starting the live scene into it’s festival season, we had the pleasure in attending and the honor of sponsoring a brand new MicroFestival. Jealous Lovers Club, the renowned and much loved promoters teamed up with Juxtaposed Club Nights to provide what was one of the best live events this year held at the prolific Gwdihw– in association with Circuit Sweet and Cardiff’s Quench Magazine.
The entire day was nothing but perfection! With 12 acts playing across two stages, all of which adding to the uplifting atmosphere. The day was full of talented artists showcasing their abilities to the venue, each act was another to discover and to fall in love with.
The second band on the Circuit Sweet stage and one of our personal favorite performances came from Her Parents. Sadly this was the last show for Her Parents so they made sure their set was memorable. The London based noise punks are one of the most energetic hardhitting quartet we’ve seen, the band comprise of Christopher Alcxxk, Sean Clothier, Calum Gunn and Vilhjálmur Pétur. Together they create something utterly insane. The four belt through their compositions with elements of rage, humor and ‘i’m going to play this no matter what happens’ attitude. They produce angry yet enticing melodic punk orchestrations and their live performances really are unmissable. Her Parents describe themselves as “just a great bunch of guys playing punk music.” –and they really are. RIP Her Parents, you will be missed.
Following their sweaty performance we got to chat to the four in their final interview, to find out how they felt their set went and what or who they were looking forward to seeing throughout the day and the final goodbyes.
We’ve got plenty more artist features to follow but until then make sure you go and check out Her Parents regardless of their current status, if you haven’t heard them yet you are about to discover your new favorite band. And of course the wonderful Jealous Lovers Club.
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