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Estrons

Fierce Welsh rockers Estrons are overflowing with fiery social statements and good humoured defiance, a ballsy stance they stand by in their music too...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 3 May 2016
  • min read
Who? Estrons are Taliesyn Källström (vocals), Rhodri Daniel (guitars), James Keeley (bass) and Hugh (drums).

What? Vigorous punk rock.

From where? Cardiff.

What’s the story? Fierce four-piece Estrons are overflowing with fiery social statements and good humoured defiance, a ballsy stance they stand by in their music too.

Formed over a love for all things fast, loud and crunchy, they’re drawing on a deep well of classic cuts from seventies’ punk to nineties’ grunge for their adrenalin-fuelled sound.

Rhodri and James’ chugging guitars rail full throttle against thunderous drums, but there’s still room for Taliesyn’s vocals, which cut through the racket like early Manic Street Preachers thrashing it out with Huggy Bear.

The band have kicked up quite a fuss over just a handful of releases over the last few months, with BBC radio stalwarts Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson pledging early support alongside Radio Cymru.

Instant classic tracks Make A Man, Aliens and the latest, Drop, (which is officially released 6 May) have all helped raise their profile far beyond their native Wales.

Testament to their growing pull, Huw invited them along to the BBC Introducing/PRS for Music Foundation showcase at SXSW, where they aptly nailed it.

Now fresh from an appearance at last weekend’s Handmade Festival, and with the engines revved for a bunch of more live dates this summer, now might be just the time to catch them in their stride.

London punk fans – don’t miss them at The Waiting Room on Thursday 5 May. You can find the rest of their UK dates for later in May below...

Sounds like? File next to Wolf Alice and Throwing Muses.

Must hear? Make A Man:

https://www.facebook.com/Estrons

Above photo credit: Emma Swann + DIY 

Tour dates:
21 May - Bleach, Brighton
23 May - Jumpin Jacks, Newcastle
24 May - Soundhouse, Leicester
25 May - Boileroom, Guildford
27 May - Dot To Dot, Manchester
28 May - Dot To Dot, Bristol
29 May - Dot To Dot, Nottingham
8 June -  Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
9 June - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells