One of my favorite discoveries of 2013 are back with new song and news of an EP. Two weeks back, Cardiff based 4-piece Estrons pushed a new song out of the nest, 'Make a Man', and announced their debut EP Whoever she was... would be released December 11th 2015. The news of the EP has me excited, especially considering the promise the band shows with this new offering. 'Make a Man' is a rowdy sing-a-long barroom belter that begs for multiple replays. Stream it below.
The Joy Formidable have announced the 3rd single in their Welsh language singles series, Aruthrol C, will be released this month. Pre-orders opened March 1st, but copies are still available. Aruthrol C includes a new track from the band, 'Y Garreg Ateb' as well as 'Ready to Run' from the Cardiff based band Bloom, and 'Isabelle' from the Swansea based band Heavy Petting Zoo. International shipping to the States is available, inexpensive at £5, and should be an afterthought for fans of the band. All orders will receive a digital download of 'Y Garreg Ateb'.
The Bloom track is a first time listen for me, but Heavy Petting Zoo is a long time Aimless Skylarking favorite. Listen to each below.
The band held a contest for the artwork for Aruthrol C. Submit your design, and they'd select a winner. Simple as that. The winning entry by Dovi Joy is seen at the top of this post, and is a fine entry, however, I will say I am gutted that my entry did not win. And for those who scrolled down this far and are curious, Plant Aur Solet translates to Solid Gold Kids in Welsh (I think).
Cardiff based 4-piece Estrons are back with a video for their new song, 'Aliens'. The Welsh word Estrons translates to Aliens in English, and I think is a fitting title for the video the band said was dedicated to our human flaws. I fell for the band in 2013 when I happened across their track 'My Turn' on the Swn Festival website. I'm excited to hear this new material from the band, and cannot wait to hear what's next. Join me in watching the excellent video for 'Aliens' below, it's my Song of the Day!