The Huw Stephens (pictured) curated SWN festival is getting better man! As the Gallaghers may or may not be saying any longer. This time over 50 bands (56 in total!) have been added to the already bulging bill with Pulled Apart By Horses, Johnny Foreigner, Catherine AD, Ungdomskulen and Internet Forever among the notables.
50 is quite a lot to list in linear form, so here are some of the most interesting and exciting bands from that list. You can check the full list of bands who have been confirmed for Swn on the official website.
Anchorsong, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, Bright Light Bright Light, Catherine AD, Chris TT, Drums Of Death E and E. Ellie Hurricane, Geraint Williams, Gideon Conn, Glass Diamond, Internet Forever, James Tyson, Jonquil, Katell Keineg, Master Shortie, Not Cool, Our Brother The Native, Paper Aeroplanes, Portasound, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rose Elinor Dougall, Slow Club, Soft Toy Emergency, Stornoway, Swanton Bombs, The Death of Her Money, The Irascibles, The Longcut, The Pipettes, The Young Republic, Tom Brosseau, Tubelord, Ungdomskulen, Yndi Halda, Y Promatics, Zimmermans AND Zun Zun Egui.
Below is a video for Norway's Ungdomskulen. This one video and song should make you want to either a) become part of Ungdomskulen or b) buy tickets for SWN, so you can watch 'em live.
Other bands who were on the line-up already included these rag-tag bunch:
Los Campesinos!, Dananananaykroyd, Copy Haho, Sparky Deathcap, Gold Panda, Daedelus, Munch Munch, The Leisure Society, Sweet Baboo, Lucky Soul, Sons of Noel And Adrian, Cymdeithas Yr Hobos Unig, Hail! The Planes, Huw M, Minotaur Shock, Girls, Broken Family Band, Three Trapped Tigers, Strange News From Another Star, John Grindell, The Twilight Sad, Pencadlys, Anchorsong, Nos Sadwrn Bach, Mary Anne Hobbs, Johnny Foreigner, Talons, Mitchell Museum, Threatmantics, Wet Dog, Supertennis, Tim And Sams Band with Tim and Sam, The Victorian English Gentlemens Club, Zissou, Y Pencadlys, Goldheart Assembly, Marina And The Diamonds AND...Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
SWN takes place across multiple Cardiff city centre venues from October 22-24. Tickets are available from here.
Or, if you're in the area (of Wales), you can get wristbands (17 quid for one day, 45 for the weekend) for SWN from these places.
Spillers Records / Cardiff (029) 20224905
Diverse Records / Newport (01633) 259661
Kooki Two Bit / Splott / (029) 20489352
Chapter Arts Centre / Cardiff (029) 20311050
Catapult Records / Cardiff (029) 20
The Gate / Cardiff (029) 20483344
Cardiff University Students Union (029) 20781458
Andy’s Records – Aberystwyth – 01970624581
Cob Records – Bangor – 01248353020