Threatmantics

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Threatmantics
Origin Cardiff, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Double Six (Domino Records)
Associated acts The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club, Gindrinker, Richard James, Attack and Defend, Islet, The Wave Pictures, The Aviary, Little My
Website http://www.threatmantics.com
Members Heddwyn Davies
Viola & Vocals
(2005-Present)

Huw Alun Davies
Drums, Keyboard & Vocals
(2005-2010)
(2010-Present)

Andrew Lewis
Guitar & Vocals
(2009-Present)

Gareth Middleton
Bass
(2010-Present)
Past members Taliesyn Källström
Percussion, Keyboard & Vocals
(2009-2010)

Dan Lazenby
Drums
(2010)

Ceri Mitchell
Guitar
(2006-2009)

Mark Thomas
Guitar
(2009)

Franic Rozycki
Guitar
(2005-2006)

Luke Mintowt-czyz
Guitar
(2005)

Threatmantics are a band from Cardiff, Wales. The band's current members are Heddwyn Davies (vocals, viola), Andrew Lewis (guitar), Gareth Middleton (bass) and Huw Alun Davies (drums). Their first album Upbeat Love was recorded whilst the band was still a three-piece (Heddwyn, Ceri & Huw) and was released by Domino Records' subsidiary label Double Six Records on 3 November 2008. Stereogum named Threatmantics a Band To Watch on November 13, 2008.[1] The band's long awaited second album, Kid McCoy, was released in late 2012. The singles from it got heavy airplay on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru and were also played on BBC Radio 6 Music. DJ Adam Walton included "Esgryn" on his "Best of 2012" list.[2]

Line-Up Changes[edit]

Heddwyn, Huw & Luke (2005)
Heddwyn, Huw & Franic (2005–2006)
Heddwyn, Huw & Ceri (2006–2009)
Heddwyn, Huw & Mark (2009)
Heddwyn, Huw, Andrew & Taliesyn (2009–2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Taliesyn, Gareth & Dan (2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Taliesyn, Gareth & Huw (2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Gareth & Huw (2010–Present)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Upbeat Love (3 November 2008)
  • Kid McCoy (10 December 2012, though was available online from 29 November)

Singles[edit]

  • "Little Bird" - Digital Only (February 2009)
  • "Big Man" - 7" (October 2008)
  • "Sali Mali" / "Wedi Marw" - 7" (August 2007)
  • "Don't Care" - CD (March 2007)
  • "Apple Tree" (2012)
  • "Esgryn" (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brandon (November 13, 2008). "Band To Watch: Threatmantics". Stereogum. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/My-favourite-Welsh-sounds-of-2012-part-two

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