The Local Scene – February


Icantdie is a three-piece heavy alternative rock band from South Wales. Started in 2016 as a self-funded bedroom demo project by Kyle David Smith. The lineup was completed in 2017 with Sam Bennett on bass and Adam Kerslake on drums. The band have two EPs, ‘Transition/Merger’, ‘Doppleganger’ and new single ‘Counter’ ft Sean Smith (Raiders/The Blackout).


Their first gig at The Cobblestones in Bridgewater, England proved to be an exciting one, as Kyle attempted to climb the speakers during the last song of their set! 


Like many other bands, Covid-19 has been a great nuisance to the three-piece. Since the release of their single ‘Counter’, they have been keen to start gigging again due to its radio play success. Though, as a result of the pandemic, the trio has managed to focus on writing. The band are also keen to return to the studio when possible too.


To support Icantdie at the moment, the band ask to stream their music on Spotify, especially their most recent track, ‘Counter’. If you’re an avid watcher of live streams, Kyle streams via playing acoustic song requests.


Check out their social media to stay up to date with the band’s progress:

Facebook: @Icantdieofficial 

Twitter: @_icantdie

Instagram: @_icantdie


Crowley’s Rock Bar

Crowley’s Rock Bar is an alternative bar situated in the centre of Swansea. Since opening in 2012, Crowley’s has been one of the best venues for a friendly atmosphere, as they try to cater to as many musical tastes as possible. 


They often (before the pandemic) would host original live music events every weekend with local small bands such as Godkilla, Excursia and KASIA returning to play. As well as local bands, for their 2 year celebration, on the 7th November 2014, Blaze Bailey played the venue.


Crowley’s has also been the venue for popular tribute bands such as Not The Sex Pistols, and alternative DJ nights.


Crowley’s has a close affiliation with the Swansea Fringe Festival with the venue being used as one of the stages in 2019. Sadly, due to the pandemic, the festival postponed its 2020 events. 


Take a look at Crowley’s social media to support them as soon as restrictions ease and they can reopen:

Facebook: @crowleys.rockbarofficial

Instagram: @crowleysrockbar



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