by Rhiannon Humphreys
Shimmer Sounds Festival 2018 – November 17th
At Tramshed. Full line up: Peace, Fickle Friends, The Night Café, Anteros, The Howl & The Hum, Himalayas, Jordan Allen, Lauran Hibberd, Rainbow Maniac, and Al Moses. This is an amazing chance to see bands like Peace and Fickle Friends in a relatively small venue and to see stellar up and coming bands like Anteros and Himalayas before they get bigger (which they will).
Tickets £17.50, 4:30pm.
Sunflower Bean – November 19th
This alt/psych-rock threepiece from New York is coming to The Globe, Cardiff, as part of the UK leg of their tour, with support from Japanese-American singer-songwriter Miya Folick and indie solo artist Jesse Jo Stark (who also just happens to be Cher’s goddaughter). Sunflower Bean’s debut album gained critical acclaim from NME, Best Fit and Consequence of Sound and with such strong supporting acts it looks to be a night to remember.
Tickets £13.50, 7pm.
King No-One – November 21st
Indie rock band King No-One headline Clwb Ifor Bach as part of their UK tour, with indie band Carolines and electro-pop musician Hvnter as support.
Tickets £12, 7pm.
Hunter From Fremonte – November 22nd
Up and coming indie pop three-piece Hunter From Fremonte headline the Brass Bat (formerly Bunker) with Chopsy, another indie pop band, as support. This is a stellar chance to see two quality local bands in an underrated venue, free of charge.
Free entry, 7pm.
The Idris Consort & Players – November 24th
Fancy something a bit different? The Idris Consort and Players, directed by William Stevens, come together to perform a lunchtime programme of sublime sacred pieces by the great master Johann Sebastian Bach, at St. Andrew & St. Teilo Church.
Free entry, 1pm.
Carolines – November 28th
Local favourite indie rock band Carolines headline Porter’s with Rhondda Cynon Taf singer-songwriter Christian Punter and psych-folk/rock fourpiece Flowers for Freaks as support. All three acts are present as part of the Forté Project, a music development scheme which aims to discover and promote promising up and coming musicians from South Wales.
Free entry, 8pm.
This Feeling with The Skinner Brothers – December 6th
This Feeling present London-based band The Skinner Brothers, a relatively new group who have previously supported The Libertines on tour and sound quite like no one else. They’re supported by Jack Perrett (a new solo voice on the Britpop scene), Carolines (a good value local indie rock band who do seem to be performing an awful lot this month…) and Diggs at the Moon Club.
Tickets £6, 7:30pm
TEAK w/ Ivan Smagghe & Seka – December 7th
French DJ Ivan Smagghe (previously known as Ivan Rough Trade) comes to Jacob’s Market, West Canal Wharf, with a warm-up set from Bristol local and Teak DJ Seka. This is a great opportunity to experience a night of dance and electronic music in one of Cardiff’s more unusual music venues (which is well worth a visit in the day time when it functions as an antique centre, too).
Tickets £13, 10pm.
Bella Cantas: Festive Favourites – December 8th
The all-female vocal group from Cardiff University present a programme of seasonal music ranging from traditional carols to modern classics at St. Martin in Roath Church. Refreshments provided.
Concessions £2/Adults £5, 2pm.