MIMR featured band of the month: Kidsmoke @focuswales 2015

Focus Wales brought us many memorable performances, Bo Ningen, Slaves, Moja, Seazoo, Black Honey to name but a few, it was Kidsmoke’s set on the Friday night though that MIMR was looking forward to the most. Having already seen Lance and the guys before many times, it was mainly to see how many others in the crowd would take to them and their fantastic new Material from the new EP ‘So Long, Emptiness’, needless to stay they smashed it.

Hitting the stage at Midnight, just after a storming set by Eagulls, Kidsmoke demonstrated their growing confidence with a blistering set of new EP tracks and ones from 2013’s EP ‘Higher’. MIMR favourite song of the new EP is ‘Buffalo’ and this played live is a exilerating listen. ‘On and On’ is another stand track from the set, Lance adopting a softer vocal approach and effortless guitar sound throughout.

The set’s last song ‘Another World’ that realy gets everyone grooving right to the end, a audience which is pretty vast and also includes Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton. Lance plays out the final moments of the song on the podium delivering a frantic finish aided superbly by the rest of the band and received by a very warm and appreciative crowd. Kidsmoke are going in the right direction and fast!

Here are some photos from the evening

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They’re will also be a video for the song ‘Buffalo’ from this set, be available to view on MIMR YouTube channel very soon 

New EP is available here:

https://kidsmokemusic.bandcamp.com

MIMR Playlist @focuswales 2015

Focus Wales is done and dusted for another year, there were so many amazing performances over the 4 day event that MIMR has chosen 16 of the best tracks that summed up the festival. Ive not included any of the headline acts, they were all amazing but decided to focus instead on local and newer, exciting bands that played Wrexham, enjoy!

John MOuse  ‘llka Moor’

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Black Honey  ‘Teenager’

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Moja  ‘Hello’

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Gobow ‘Hector’

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Kidsmoke  ‘Another World’

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Seazoo  ‘Panda Pains’

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Mowbird  ‘Lady Lion’

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The Maydays  ‘Cabaret’

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Baby Brave  ‘Jitters’

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Mechanical Owl  ’90s music died (but we’re still alive)’

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The Echo and The Always  ‘Capable of’

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Modern King  ‘Colours’

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Zefur Wolves  ‘Troubled Soul’

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Jamie Wrecs  ‘Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been’

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Houdini Dax  ‘Apple Tree’

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Danny Gruff  ‘Smile’

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MIMR @HorizonsCymru @focuswales 2015

A very special evening took place on friday where the Horizons Project took centre stage at Focus Wales 2015. A superb set up at the 3b Galeri venue where some of the Horizons artists showcased they’re talents and here is just a selection of the many highlights from the evening

Delyth Mclean

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Yr Eira

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Violet Skies

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Aled Rheon

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MELLT

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Ive also included 2 more Horizons artists that performed at Central Station during the festival

Cold Committee

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HMS Morris

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MIMR Gig Gallery @focuswales 2015: Day 3

The third day of this year’s festival was billed as possible the best day of music and it didn’t disappoint, here’s just a few moments from some of the bands that were on show

Jamie Wrecs

  

  

Campfire Social

  

  

The Echo and The Always

  

  

The Maydays

  

  

  

Highs

  

Camera

  

  

Eagulls

  

  

MIMR highlights of the 4th and final day of Focus Wales festival will be posted tomorrow

MIMR Gig Gallery @focuswales 2015: Day 2

Day 2 of the festival was pretty dam special, lots of amazing bands and some crazy moments, here just a taste of what happened

Em and Steve (from Baby Brave)

  
  
  
Jessica Ball  

  
Cold Committee  

  
  
The Wobbly Hearts

  

John Mouse

  

  
  
Danny Gruff

  

  
  
Mowbird

  

  
  
Future Of The Left

  

  
  
Houdini Dax

  

  
Seazoo 

  
  
  
Watch out for day 3 highlights on here tomorrow

MIMR Gig Gallery @focuswales 2015: Day 1

Here are some pics from the 1st night of this year’s Focus Wales festival. And what a night it was

  

Bone Cult

  

  

Juno and The Mook

  

   

Blood lips

   

  

 

Mother of six

  

  

Gobow 

  

  

  

  

Slaves

  

 


  

  

  

Watch out for Day 2 highlights from Focus Wales tomorrow