MIMR @ Focus Wales 2017: Ones to Watch Part 1

So another year has flown by and Focus Wales 2017 is coming around again and it’s growing reputation will ensure that this year’s event will be another rousing success.

But who to see at the festival you may ask…well MIMR over the next few weeks will bring you the acts not to be missed, there are lots believe you me!

Baby Brave

Venue: Central Station

Date: Friday 12th May

Time: 9:15pm


Venue: Rewind

Date: Saturday 13th May

Time: 8:20pm


Venue: Rewind

Date: Friday 12th May

Time: 9:00pm

Maddie Jones

Venue: Old No.7 Bar

Date: Saturday 13th May

Time: 8:30pm

Coquin Migale

Venue: Rewind

Date: Friday 12th May

Time: 9:50pm

Crosa Rosa

Venue: Rock suite

Date: Saturday 13th May

Time: 8:00pm


Venue: Central Station

Date: Friday 12th May

Time: 10:15pm


Venue: UnDegUn

Date: Thursday 11th May

Time: 9:20pm

The Immediate

Venue: UnDegUn

Date: Thursday 11th May

Time: 9:40pm

Campfire Social

Venue: Oriel Wrecsam

Date: Friday 12th May

Time: 8:40pm

MIMR Review

After a short absence MIMR returns with a great selection of tracks that have come through to the blog over the last few weeks.

The Navettes ‘Belladona’

Alt/indie 5 piece The Navettes return to MIMR with their latest single ‘Belladona’ which is the perfect follow up to the previously featured single ‘Please’.

Released March 20th the Manchester band burst into life with a another eye-popping creation. Glittering guitars are met with soothing vocals and funky beats, a dancefloor filler for sure!

Having already been featured on local BBC introducing and many gigs at some of the biggest Manchester venues, its full steam ahead for these guys, don’t apply the brakes!

The Hubbards ‘Just Touch’

MIMR was introduced to this next band last year with the release of their superb EP ‘Cold Cut’ which featured in our end of year best of list and now The Hubbards with their latest corking effort.

‘Just Touch’ released today (March 31st) in association with the fantastic Scruff Of The Neck bursts into life with great gusto, spiralling guitars and joyous vocals, a real indie anthem which will only increase their following ten-fold.

The Hull quartet look set to have a busy 2017 and MIMR will be following their progress very closely, you should do the same.

They play Gullivers, Manchester tomorrow night (April 1st) good times guaranteed.

Useless Cities ‘New Feelings’

London based indie-rockers Useless Cities make a very welcome return to the the blog with the title track from their latest EP ‘New Feelings’ releases 3rd March.

Mixing powerful, emotionally-charged delivery with perfectly placed alternating male and female vocals, the track gives you more than enough to listen further to the EP. The band have proved since they started up that they aint ones for hanging around and waiting for their moment, go out and grab it. Check out the track and EP for yourself, it’s a no brainer and a essential listen.

Embers ‘Unbound’

A Manchester band back with a bang are the fantastic Embers with their latest track ‘Unbound’ which is causing a bit of a stir here at MIMR. Embers returned last month with the superb ‘signs’ and this new track has only wetted the appetite for much more. Making up for lost time after a few years of quiet time is certainly what the band have achieved, the track bellows out with great purpose, twoing and throwing throughout.

It’s piercing vocals and euphoric beats that realy stand out and if this sound ain’t ready for the big stage then it’s a crime, Embers are coming for you!

MIMR Gig Gallery: Liines

MIMR had the opportunity to catch Manchester, post-punk trio Liines once again when they stormed the stage at Dive NQ last thursday (9th March) and what a show it was. Heart-thumping beats and electrifying riffs were for all to see as the packed out crowd became mesemerised by their blistering set.

With a album in the works, Liines are ready to leap out of the shadows and grab the limelight for themselves, it’s a reward well deserved.

Here are some highlights ftom their set.

MIMR Gig Gallery: La Bete Blooms

MIMR headed down to Dive NQ thursday night (9th March) to witness a ferocious set by post-punkers La Bete Blooms who thrilled the packed crowd at a gig hosted by friends of the blog Scruff Of The Neck.

MIMR has been long time admirers of the 5 piece from Hull and they blitz their way through tracks from their recently released EP ‘I Know It’s Nothing’ which is one of MIMR best of the year so far.

Here are some highlights from their set, they packed a mighty punch!

Listen to new EP here:


MIMR Gig Gallery: Peaness w/ Baby Brave + Campfire Social

Three of MIMR favourite acts all appeared at the same time last tuesday (7th March) and what a night it was. Peaness were celebrating their recent signature to Alcopop Records and upcoming EP with their 1st Manchester headline show. Support on the night came from Noise-pop foursome Baby Brave who are always welcome down Manchester way and the delightful Campfire Social with their debut Manchester show.

A memorable night was had by all and MIMR collected all the best bits from the packed out Castle, a nerry time had by all.

Campfire Social

Baby Brave


MIMR Gig Gallery: MIMR Presents The Roseville Band w/ Lovers Open Fire and The Jjohns

The latest MIMR Presents gig was a rip-rawing affair back at Aatma (2nd March) where 3 bands travelled to Manchester to play a unmissable extravaganza of live music.
First up were The Jjohns from Liverpool who gave a performance full of charm and raw talent that will only enhance their future endeavours.

Next up to grace the stage were Lovers Open Fire with a jaw-dropping set and the Wrexham quartet certainly made their mark, here’s few of their highlights

And last but not least the amazing The Roseville Band hit the stage. The final leg of their ‘Blood’ European tour and what a rousing finale it was. Thanks guys for stunning show!

Here are their highlights:

Photo Credit: Caroline Lowe Photography




MIMR Daily Tunes No.52: Baum Jr ‘The Sunset & The Coalpit’

Indie-rock electro maestro and Youtube superstar Baum Jr returns with his latest fruitful effort accompanied by the cover track ‘Foundations’ another double A-side selection that has proved to be hugely successful.

‘The Sunset & The Coalpit’ is a sharp voyage into a synth world full of joyous beats and momentous vocals that keep you hooked throughout. Its the more rockier elements to the track that make Baum Jr the most appealing and will ensure that a wide variety of future fans will be exposed to his superb and confident delivery, a thrilling effort.

The track is out now and is accompanied by a memorable video, incorporating Baum Jr 8-bit generation influences, a real blast from the past.
Heres the video

Check the track out here: