Amazing Baby, Eugene McGuinness, Broken Records rock Swn

Second day of musical action kicks off in the Welsh capital

Amazing Baby played their first non-London UK show last night (November 15), headlining the NME night at the Cardiff Swn festival in the Barfly venue.

Watch video footage of the show by clicking below.

The band, playing as a five-piece, followed sets from Scottish epic-poppers Broken Records, who attracted a particularly large crowd, plus The Last Republic and The Muscle Club.


Amazing Baby frontman Will Roan was on energetic form, hanging off roof beams and singing in the crowd while his band played a well-received set of psych-pop including ‘Head Dress’ and ‘Pump Your Breaks’.

“It’s great to play these small shows – it reminds us of when we first started out,” Roan quipped during the set, the Brooklyn band having only recently played shows outside of their native USA.

Elsewhere on the second day of the festival, which has seen bands play across various venues in the Welsh capital over the weekend, NME Radar stars Flashguns headlined the Buffalo Bar, while upstairs at Clwb Ifor Bach twee-rock foursome Cats In Paris garnered a large crowd.

More folky musical offerings took place at The Gate, where Cate Le Bon, who had recently been playing in Neon Neon, played a solo sow before Eugene McGuinness, who had played first on the bill during a Swn show at the Barfly in 2007.

The music continues tonight (November 16), with the likes of Cardiff rockers Future Of The Left and Richard James set to play on the final night of the bash.

See the NME Swn festival blog for more.

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