Since 2007, Cardiff’s Sŵn Festival has been bringing some of the best up and coming names to the Welsh capital - way before they’re household names. Taking place in multiple venues throughout the city (with Cardiff’s legendary Clwb Ifor Bach acting as the festival’s hub) the event - organised by 6 Music DJ Huw Stephens and promoter John Rostron - has hosted early sets from the likes of The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Black Country New Road and The Murder Capital.
Fred Perry at Sŵn Festival
Photos by @_yushy
We headed to the Welsh capital for the multi-dayer with a rep for unearthing future talent.
This year’s event saw sets from Real Lies, Enola Gay, Anna B Savage and loads more. And we hosted a little shindig in our Cardiff shop as part of the event. Local act Clwb Fuzz have been building a buzz for their scuzzy and dishevelled take on indie rock and packed out our Cardiff store for a stripped-back afternoon show, including their own tracks ‘God (Let You Lose)’ and ‘No Heaven’ plus a cover of The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s ‘Anemone’.