We've grabbed three of Wales' finest noise merchants, PsychoSquad, Jeff Killed John and Flailing Wail for your listening pleasure, each torn and bleeding after mucho gigging. Resiliently unbowed by the trials of combat, the heat's already rising so get ready to sweat, baby.
Headliners are Pontypridd's Psychosquad, a nihilistic trip through hardcore's unchartered territory. Dave Grohl has been known to regularly bow at the feet of their blurred-fingered guitarist Todd Campbell, having seen him on stage with Motorhead at their 25th Anniversary bash. The threesome closed 2002 by playing dates with Anthrax and The Damned and a follow-up to their kick-ass single 'Things Fall Down', found here, is due early this year. Catch them while you can, as they'll be flying to LA in March in response to the siren calls of selected US labels who have beckoned them Stateside.
Jeff Killed John = power, aggression and emotion. These hyperactive Valley boys are devoted to the cause. Lost Prophets demanded their services on the road last year, and JKJ are chiselled from the same block. Catch a sample or two of their songs here.
Third band Flailing Wail have been doing a bit of the old noisy/loud outta town for yonks even though singer/guitarist Dave Morgan only turned 18 this week (Happy Birthday Dave!) This date is a warm up before they tour as part of Poisoned Whiskey Records' Anti-War Tour with Midasuno. Check them out here.
Tix are £4 and the doors open at 7.30. The Barfly is next to the Sony Centre on Kingsway, opposite the castle.