Hubbard’s Cupboard, Cardiff
Fri 19 Oct, 3pm
words ALEXIA MCCALMONT
After being named one of the top 10 acts to see, local band Cut Ribbons set up shop in tiny boutique Hubbard’s Cupboard to participate in the popular Swn festival. Surrounded by shabby chic decor and clothing, the kooky venue set just the right atmosphere. Indie styling at its best, the band looked as if they had just walked out of one of the changing rooms.
Despite the awkward squeeze to fit audience members in, it was well worth taking the time to watch. Oozing charm but shyly smiling at the crowd, lead female vocalist Anna Griffiths introduced the song title with a thick Welsh accent making everyone giggle, and so began the show. Lead male, Aled Rees’ voice blends perfectly with the super sweet Griffiths tones as they sang new single Damascus, the follow up to White Horses released last year. The confident front duo is complimented with power-pop rhythm from the rest of the band: a winning combination.
Their youthful indie-pop has already gained attention, the band having been playlisted in BBC Radio 1’s Introducing slot; they have also played the Leeds and Reading festivals. Predicted by many to be heading straight for bigger stages, this is a band to watch out for.
Cut Ribbons will also be playing later today at Dempseys (10.45pm-11.30pm)