IVW: Estrons + Snash + Lo Rays
PCL Presents & Independent Venue Week
Estrons + Snash + Lo Rays
Monday 28th January
14+ ONLY (u16 w/ Adult)
Tickets available via See Tickets or in store at Tickets Scotland
On very rare occasions, from the most destructive of places, beauty can emerge. Ever since singer Tali Källström and guitarist Rhodri Daniel met as “two strangers with disparate tastes and influences,” the two have been carving out a body of work that resembles an essence of chaos and beauty; a feeling of estrangement, an expression of morbid elegance, inspired by opposing sides. The funny thing about opposites, is they need each other in order to exist – one wouldn’t be what it is without the other.
From this place of tension, Estrons found their debut album. Ultimately, the bind that ties them is their love of creating fresh, exhilarating music, and with ?You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough?, they’ve done just that.Beginning as an experiment, Estrons quickly became significantly more important than intended. They are simply aforce that cannot be forced.
With its off-kilter rhythms, angular guitar work and clashing atmospherics, the album is both arresting and thrillingly disorienting – a fitting sound for a band of “highly driven, frustrated, volatile people.”#
Vocals and instrumentals collide together throughout, creating a wild, beautiful noise – likely mirroring the self-confessed love/hate relationship between Rhodri and Tali, tied together by bassist, and long running producer,Steffan Pringle, whom they eventually convinced to join them. Despite the odds, they have captured a sound of their own. Estrons’ music “can be off-putting at first glance,” says Rhodri. “It’s only when you make your way through it that you get it. I have no time for music that doesn’t leave some sort of a mark.” And nor, evidently, does he make it.