Once again, we are at the Patti Pavilion in Swansea for a 4 band bill of local talent, presented by Big Day Productions. Not only is there music on the inside, but outside, the street food vendor is doing a roaring trade.
Heavy on the Ride open up, and, being early, they are playing to a handful of people. They are an ‘experimental’ rock band, locally based, with some varied influences such as QOTSR, and Mastadon, which is evident in their music which is full of heavy riffs.Their short set was welcomed by the early arrivals.
Next on the bill were Fallen Temples. There has been a buzz on social media about this hard rock band, after their success at Metal to the Masses, which resulted in a well deserved slot at Bloodstock. With heavy grooves and riffs filling the Patti, the 3 piece from Cardiff gave us their own brand of melodic rock. An extremely enjoyable set, that really does make you stop, listen and watch as the guys are absorbed into their craft. This band are well worthy of their slot at Rockstock in a couple of months time.
Fallen Temples are:
Adam Vaughan - Guitar/Vocals
Joe Lewis - Bass/Vocals
Joe Stirland - Drums
Pearler. What can we say - we know we’ve had one! When i first saw them a few years ago, I was struck by their attitude - Right…..’let’s have fun’. It shows through and they are absolutely brilliant to watch. With music that seems to be a throwback to the 70s, it is pretty obvious they enjoy what they do, and they will have you singing along in minutes with their songs. Brilliantly performed, as always.
Wendel Kingpin - Guitar/Vocals
Evs - Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Freaky - Bass/ Backing Vocals
Gareth Hunt - Drums
Before the headline band, there is a pause, whilst Aled lewis, the man behind Big Day productions is honoured for his 1000th show, and his birthday. reluctantly in the spotlight for once, his crew are able to show their appreciation with a cake.
Finally, Lethargy take to the stage. it is a long time since they have performed together on stage, having had some minor success several years ago. After going their own ways for a few years, they got together to headline the show tonight. I didn’t see them all those years ago, and now, having watched their set, I wish I had. They were fab, and it would be great to see them back out there making and performing great music. Despite them not performing together for several years, they played a blinding set to a venue that was now pretty full. Will we see them again? I hope so, but only they can tell us that.
Phil Humphries - Vocals/Lead Guitar
Andrew Hunt - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Marc T. Jones - Vocals/ Bass
Gareth Hunt - Drums/percussion