Live Music: Soft Hearted Scientists + Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings + Gated Estates

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Another fantastic free evening of live music at Elysium, headlined by Cardiff’s very own psychedelic magic music realists Soft Hearted Scientists.

A Cardiff based psychedelic collective with 4 core members and 2 floating members. SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS blend all sorts of guitars, vintage synths and organs, electronics and sound effects, real drums, percussion, (including household items) and electronic beats.

The lyrics are sometimes cryptic and surreal but always grounded in reality. “Waltz of the Weekend” is their 8th and most ambitious album to date.

Spencer Segelov has been prevalent on the music scene in Wales for the last decade working with John Mouse, The School, Simon Love & Sweet Baboo. He has recorded several albums as both a solo artist and with bands backing him including the highly rated Spencer McGarry Season.

For the debut release, Spencer has formed a super group of Welsh musicians known as SPENCER SEGELOV & GREAT PAINTINGS. The band played Elysium to great acclaim in December, and we can’t wait to have them back.

In a small studio nestled in the Brecon Beacons, agitated art-rock was pioneered by the up-and-coming artist GATED ESTATES. An outfit with the enlightened ingenuity to amalgamate rock, electronica, and experimental sound design. Gated Estates weave together classic songwriting, absurd humor, mysticism, and emotive depth.

Gated Estates’ widely acclaimed eponymously titled debut LP dances through a heady arena of electronica, post-rock, indie and psychadelic pop. The ten tracks lyrically explore life through the lens of modern culture; our divisive tendencies and idiosyncratic search for happiness and vice. Melody and structure are presented in innovative yet familar fashion. A pitting of classic songwriting, absurd humour, mysticism and emotive depth. Gated Estates explore old ways of thinking with modern tools.

Free entry. Music starts 8pm.