Human Heat @ The Lemon Factory Swansea by Chris Chucas

Tom Watkins of Human Heat

Tom Watkins of Human Heat

Special Thanks to Human Heat and Matthew Stroud from (Sound) 

Better late then never.  I shot this a while back, with the help of Mr James Clarke (camera op and general tall person duties) and also Matthew Stroud managed to record a live out from the desk, which is interesting for me to edit with as opposed to a general collection of live mics in a guerilla style . So here we have Human Heat, one of Cardiff's latest projects containing part Deadlines part Masts it's definitely a fair way apart in sound to both. I loved it, it really reminded me of a nostalgic kinda early 00's sound. I asked the guys a few questions here we go (There's another 2 videos and interviews to come, but I'm crazy busy and battling to keep on top, so a few weeks to wait for them).

Fuzz (Chris Chucas) -How did HH come about, your all busy in other bands?

Tom Watkins- I wrote a few songs that didn't really fit with masts and demoed them at home. Charlie heard them and we decided to start something up and then got Sean on board. 

Fuzz -Do you treat it differently to other projects , do you write (if so do you do it with the same process)?

Tom W- I wrote a few songs that didn't really fit with masts and demoed them at home. Charlie heard them and we decided to start something up and then got Sean on board.

Fuzz - If you had to say what sound you have what would it be, was it intended or accidental?

Fuzz - The sound was going towards an indie punk vibe so I demoed some more and then we worked on them together

Fuzz - Playing in multiple bands seems like a pretty normal thing for punk bands these days, do you think so and why that might be? 

Tom W - I think in Cardiff at the moment there's a solid community of musicians and bands who just want to play and share music, there seems to be a good buzz at the moment.

Fuzz - What's up next, ep recording etc?

Tom W- We've just finished recording so we'll put up a demo soon and then an ep at some point in the future.

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Team Beard Show Fri 18th Sep by Chris Chucas

Its rad to see Cardiff really having a scene these days. I popped along to the Team Beard featuring  Joe Mcmahon, Billy Liar, Deadlines, NSTA (Not Since The Accident) and QTM (Question the Mark).

Heavy brash and angsty songs from NSTA and QTM. With Deadlines bringing there Jawbreaker influenced catchy hooks. Topped of with sincere potent acoustic sets of Billy Liar and Joe Mcmahon.

These habits and mindsets are all far too convienent by Chris Chucas

Working hard and trying to get my Documentary film off the ground, but now there are a few issues to iron out regarding online distribution and insurance to protect myself from someone being 'offended' or similar and sueing me. Fun times! On a more positive note: DIY Cardiff had their first 'Da Iawn Fest' all day punk rock festival. Literally translating 'Very Good Fest' from my native tongue, (Welsh), it was far more exciting than its title. It was a crammed line up with some of the hardest working heart felt punk rock bands around. Mainly comprising of UK acts and a lot of them from the stella Specialist Subject Records (just randomly from everyone's schedules apparently) on the day we had; Bangers, Above Them, Personal Best, Muncie Girls, Doe, Dividers, Bear Trade, Masts, Deadline and Hot Mass, along with the one international band, Germany's 'No Weather Talks' who all made it a wicked day. 

After striking up a conversion with DIY Cardiff made up of Charlie (Deadlines) Gavin (Dividers) and Mike (Life Under Bombs) from previous shows, I offered to come and hang out photographing all the bands and also to shoot some live music videos. Doing this was pretty tricky as you can imagine but so worth it. I think I lost about 2 KG in weight from sweating so much it was ridiculous. It ties in well with the documentary, I really feel it's important to document the scene and the people that make it. There's so many positive messages and a good atmosphere that comes along with the genre. I  think that people are not exposed to feelings and ethos behind punk rock today. It's nice to see so many decent people feeling the same way about these weird times we live in. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, you're better off listening to these bands of your own accord, as I'm just geeking out and failing to make my point. I use images and film to try and make my points.

Images below and more video to come later. ;)

Listen to punk rock and be the change you want to see in the world!

Above Them


Bear Trade




Hot Mass

Life Under Bombs


Muncie Girls

No Weather Talks

To the bands involved if you message me i'll sort out the download folders for you to use. 


Thanks everyone was a really good day. Keep posted for more live videos coming in the next few days.