I first saw Kentucky AFC in early 2003 when they played at Bar Blu and began a long relationship with the venue and the Rhyl crowd. Like many others they too surfed the edges of being a Welsh language / English language band, and (unlike many others) won many plaudits from both sides.
Their sound and performances were infectious and within a year I had seen them no fewer than eight times!More
So I came to this one on the strength of recent reviews of The Stilletoes and it turned out to be quite an eclectic evening with themselves not necessarily the pick of the bunch, even though the celebration of their album release on Ankst brought this all together.
Following on from the success of their debut album, Kentucky AFC have released their eagerly awaited EP called Iasobe? The EP released on Boobytrap Records includes 5 tracks and was recorded at Music Box studios in Cardiff.
Last release by the band. An 11 track live album – tracks… 1 – Left to Die / 2 – Step Sister Lover / 3 – Shun / 4 – Fuck your Opinion / 5 – Cyflafan / 6 – Smashed Organ / 7 – Pen Wendid / 8 – Pills 4 Ills / 9 – Gwywo / 10 – Black Marketeer / 11 – Pull Myself Through
Formerly the hugely successful Stwnchfest last year, the event is again showcasing the best of North Wales talent with an eclectic range of bands playing in the relaxed atmosphere of Hendre Hall, all for the nominal fee of five pounds. The event has doubled in size and there will be two stages for 16 new and established acts as well as an art installation in the third room.
…Bands confirmed… David Wrench (pic), Zabrinski, Kentucky AFC, Ectogram, Dethkit, The Dreaming, The New Dodo’s, Bovine Wife, Green Marine Sun, Salem, Inferno, Iris, Nixon and Jarvis and Anaemic.
A compilation CD promo was released after this.
(pic by huw prestatyn)