Dirty Hit Records took their upcoming talents across the UK to help promote Superfood’s second album and to showcase the talents of Pale Waves and King Nun. They pretty much stopped at every big city across the UK including Cardiff where they played a chilling Saturday night set in Clwb Ifor Bach. P.s it was a shame that the gig was 18+ as a lot of people missed out. If it was a 14+ then surely there would have been more energy in the crowd to start monster pits.
First up was King Nun. I heard of these last year when they shared their ferocious debut single ‘Tulip’ to the world. Picking up similarities to Nirvana and The Wytches these guys are definitely the real deal if you’re looking for new upcoming talent. For the people who didn’t bother to come out early to see them you surely missed out on a spine-tingling set. The set consisted of heavy hitting tunes ‘Tulip’, ‘Hung Around’ and ‘Speakerface’. Make sure to see them support Dream Wife in London on 27th April.
Pale Waves are an ‘indie dream’ according to many teens on Twitter. The first time I listened to the band was back in 2015 and since then I have fallen in love with them. From their fun upbeat singles ‘Heavenly’ and ‘The Tide’ to the newer and darker single ‘There’s a Honey’. Two years wait was worth it and to see them on stage in my favourite venue made my night. You can definitely hear The 1975 influence on the new material which will be a huge success and even bigger things await them when they support The 1975 on their huge USA tour kicking off this month. Catch them in a small venue before they become the next big indie pop band.
This was the first time in over 2 years Superfood set foot in Cardiff to play a gig. Returning with a new list of songs and a fresh look the band played 8 songs to an audience of roughly 50. The band opened up with ‘Double Dutch’ their newest single off the upcoming album. The single is definitely more of a reggae and hip hop influence. the next three songs were some of the fans favourites including ‘Lily For Your Pad to Rest On’, ‘You Can Believe’ and ‘Bubbles’. This got a few of the crowd moving and singing. We were then blessed to hear some of the unheard material on the new album which is definitely a new direction but one we are excited for. To please the crowd they played ‘TV’ which got everyone singing. To end the night off the band played ‘Superfood’ and a few of us were singing back at Dom.
To sum up the night it was groovy, chilling and interesting.
Exciting times ahead for the newest members of Dirty Hit and also for Dirty Hit themselves.