Welsh Music Wednesday #15 – E S T R O N S


Name: E S T R O N S

From: Cardiff

E S T R O N S are another band who featured in our Top 15 of ’15; the face-melting single, ‘Make A Man‘, features on their new EP ‘Whoever She Was‘. If you’ve not picked up a copy yet, you’re going to struggle to find one, because it’s becoming increasingly harder to track down, and that alone says everything you need to know about it.

If you haven’t managed to snatch up a copy, fear not, you’ll still get the chance to hear those other fantastic songs. You’ll just have to put some shoes on first.


E S T R O N S are out on tour this month. If you live in London and didn’t go, then you’re a fool, because you’ve just missed them. If, however, you live in or around Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Nottingham or Sheffield (or if you just like the Megabus) and you’re not a fool, you’ll be going to see E S T R O N S this month. If, by any chance, you happen to live in Texas, you’ll be very pleased to know that E S T R O N S have just been announced for SXSW festival in March.

I’ve not had the privilege of seeing E S T R O N S perform yet, which, for me, is the downside of writing this feature. The upside, is that I wanted to write this feature so badly because I rarely get this excited about a band without having seen them live first.

I heard ‘Make A Man‘ for the first time when I was sat inside, on a Saturday night, whilst listening to Adam Walton‘s BBC Radio Wales show. I was quite content with this fact until ‘Make A Man‘ kicked in. Suddenly I was filled with frustration that I wasn’t spending my Saturday night partying. Listening to E S T R O N S instantly transported me to some underground rock bar where I was at least seven spiced rum & cokes into my Saturday night and under the illusion I could dance; when really I was sat at my living room table with a cup of tea and an e-cigarette, fully aware that I’m a dreadful dancer.

E S T R O N S are an oncoming tidal wave, and it’s moving fast, so you’d better grab a paddle.

Tour poster and header image taken from the band’s Facebook.


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