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
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:
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’
Black Honey ‘Teenager’
Kidsmoke ‘Another World’
Seazoo ‘Panda Pains’
Mowbird ‘Lady Lion’
The Maydays ‘Cabaret’
Baby Brave ‘Jitters’
Mechanical Owl ’90s music died (but we’re still alive)’
The Echo and The Always ‘Capable of’
Modern King ‘Colours’
Zefur Wolves ‘Troubled Soul’
Jamie Wrecs ‘Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been’
Houdini Dax ‘Apple Tree’
Danny Gruff ‘Smile’
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
Ive also included 2 more Horizons artists that performed at Central Station during the festival
The 4th and final day of this years Focus Wales festival showed no sigh of relenting with some amazing performances, here are some of the highlights
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
The Echo and The Always
MIMR highlights of the 4th and final day of Focus Wales festival will be posted tomorrow
Here are some pics from the 1st night of this year’s Focus Wales festival. And what a night it was
Juno and The Mook
Mother of six
Watch out for Day 2 highlights from Focus Wales tomorrow