Estrons are back!
New song, new line up, same blistering energy. Their return comes at something of a turning point for the Cardiff music scene, with Boy Azooga releasing their wonderful debut 1, 2, Kung-Fu just last week (seriously go check it if you haven’t) and the slow but steady progress towards protecting the legendary Womanby Street in the heart of the city.
Since dropping Make a Man all the way back in 2015 Estrons have consistently released massive alt-rock tunes with a side of pop (Drop and I’m Not Your Girl if you were looking for personal recommendations) that has built them a loyal following across the country that turned out in force to see them when they played at the House of Vans on Wednesday to celebrate the release of their latest single Lilac which had been premiered by Huw Stephens on Radio 1 the day before.
Estrons is the Welsh word for ‘Misfits’ (this is in everything written about this band so sorry if you already knew/if are Welsh and this is useless information) but Tali’s (lead singer) ability to work a crowd into a dancing frenzy that sends photographers scrambling means that it’s almost impossible to feel a misfit at one of their gigs.
It would be a crime to not mention Lucia before leaving you. Lucia opened the night and I had never actually seen them before and I was genuinely stunned and excited to see them gracing our stages in just a few weeks time. The Glaswegian outfit with a set that would not have been out of place closing the NME stage at Reading or Leeds Festivals with Lucia taking the show to the crowd in the closing moments of her set (see below)
Can’t wait for them to be sharing a stage again at the beginning of August!