TOTEM TERRORS AT SWN FESTIVAL!
Totem Terrors Vs The Hounds Of Czar
We recently got together with our friends The Hounds of Czar and melded our shonky musicianship and bad singing with their first rate pop craft and top drawer boy-bandery.
Here’s the result!
This is Tonight, people of West Wales!
Hi Guys n Gals, We’re Rosie and Max, and our band is called Totem Terrors. We’re officially from Cardiff in Wales in the UK, though Rosie spends a lot of her time in Brighton, too. There are only t…
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Le Pub review
Here’s a nice review of our recent performance at Le Pub in Newport :
‘Up next are Totem Terrors, art-pop/rock of the highest order, riding high off the back of the release of their debut album ‘Repeat Play Torrent Rar’ back in April. Comprising of Max Hicks and Rosie Smith (ex-Joy Of Sex) and accompanied by a drum machine, they have been growing in confidence over the past year and gig offers have been piling in – so much so that they are seemingly playing a gig a week. But here’s the thing – it doesn’t get tired.
The thing about the band is that they know when to stop. There are no sprawling epics here – much of the set consists of spiky poppy numbers lasting no longer than a couple of minutes. As this is a free entry gig, you come out richer than when you came in. Upbeat numbers ‘142083 (Trains)’ and ‘Mr. Military’ come complete with singa/shoutalong choruses and simple but effective riffs. A couple of slower songs (‘Words’, ‘How Late It Was…’) bring the tempo down, but definitely not the ability to craft a memorable pop song. Highlight of the recent album ‘Disco Tryst’ is also the highlight here tonight; a gorgeous pop song with Rosie swapping heavily distorted guitar for sweet-as-you-like synth’
(The full review is here) x
A couple of gigs this week/end
Heya. So we came back triumphant / aching / sleep-deprived from our stint at Green Man Fest, which was awesome. More on that later.
For now, here’s our next couple of gigs to come to which are this week :
Thursday we’ll be playing in Newport for the first time, supporting Furrow at Le Pub and also accompanied by the excellent My Name Is Ian >
It’s the last date of Furrow’s tour as you can see. I’ve seen these guys before, and they were good then so it’ll be well worth the trip, especially because it’s FREE ENTRY.
If you don’t know Newport, all you do need to know is that Le Pub is practically NEXT to the Train Station, so don’t be shy or lazy. Who knows, maybe a trip out to a different city for a change will be exactly what your (possibly) routine and/or ailing social life needs?
After that, we’ll be back in the Capital for our appearance at Cardiff’s HUB festival. We’re on the Sunday slate, playing at twenty past eight (that’s 20:20, which looks cool) downstairs in Dempsey’s.
Here’s the full running order for the day:
As you can see, we’re well positioned for a quick looksee before Them Squirrels hit Clwb which is a few doors down.
See you there? x
This is our next gig! Tomorrow (Friday 2nd August) with Cars Can Be Blue, Francesca’s Word Salad, Shiny Tiger and the Joy Collective DJs.
Come early, ‘special’ merch on sale x
TOTEM TERRORS turned 2 today!
Musical Mystery Tour Session