Estrons are an alternative rock band from Cardiff, consisting of Rhodri Daniel on guitar, vocalist Taliesyn Kallstrom, bass player Steffan Pringle and powerhouse Adam Thomas on the drums. The band released their debut EP, ‘Whoever She Was…’ in 2015, followed by a second EP, ‘She’s Here Now’, in November 2016. Their debut full length, ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough’, dropped in October 2018.
The band have played headline (and sold out!) shows around the UK, and have played Swn, Focus Wales and SXSW festivals. The band also co-headlined a DIY tour with The Bay Rays in September 2016 and were hand-picked by Garbage to support them on tour.
Estrons have tour plans for the end of January and into April 2019 (see below). They’ll close these dates with a huge February headline show at London’s Scala.
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.
Mon January 28 2019 – GLASGOW Broadcast
Tue January 29 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head Of Steam
Wed January 30 2019 – CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Thu January 31 2019 – HUDDERSFIELD Parish
Fri February 01 2019 – SHEFFIELD Record Junkee
Sat February 02 2019 – BEDFORD Bedford Esquires
Thu February 07 2019 – LONDON Scala London
Thu March 28 2019 – DUNDEE Beat Generator
Fri March 29 2019 – ABERDEEN Tunnels
Sat March 30 2019 – EDINBURGH Bongo Club
Wed April 03 2019 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum
Thu April 04 2019 – COVENTRY Empire
Fri April 05 2019 – NORWICH Arts Centre
Sat April 06 2019 – BRIDGEND Hobos Music Venue
Wed April 10 2019 – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Thu April 11 2019 – STOKE Sugarmill
Fri April 12 2019 – ABERYSTWYTH Arad Goch
Sat April 13 2019 – YORK Fulford Arms
The Bongo Club