Totem Terrors /  Cardiff Post-Punk, Noise Rock
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Totem Terrors

Post-Punk, Noise Rock
Cardiff

Tagline

Happy boy-girl post punk for aloof indie kids to screw to

Latest Win

Totem Terrors Play Strange Daze Festival — 05/27/2016

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Soundcloud TracksTracks

Totem Terrors - Witch Proof...

Totem Terrors - Witch Proof

Video for Witch Proof, taken from Totem Terrors Freeze Tracks ep. Directed by Joe "One More"; Marvelly.

Totem Terrors - Chicken...

Totem Terrors - Chicken

Video for Chicken, the second single from Totem Terrors second album Hard Science. Directed by Dub Terror.

Totem Terrors - Narrowman...

Totem Terrors - Narrowman

Video for Narrowman from Totem Terrors second album Hard Science. Directed by Rhodri Thomas. Winner at the 2015 Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

Totem Terrors - Disco Tryst...

Totem Terrors - Disco Tryst

Video for Disco Tryst, the first single from Totem Terrors début album Repeat Play Torrent Rar. Directed by The Hounds of Czar.

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Totem Terrors /  Cardiff Post-Punk, Noise Rock

Totem Terrors is a Welsh post punk band from Cardiff formed in 2011. The band currently consists of primary songwriter and core member Max Hicks (vocals, bass, guitar), Elliot Blake (drums) and Joe Sewell (guitar, bass, vocals). Blake and Sewell joined as members after first appearing as extras in one of the bands videos. Totem Terrors' sound incorporates a wide range of influences, including post punk, 1980s art rock, garage rock and contemporary noise rock.

Totem Terrors was initially formed after the break-up of another band, Joy of Sex, which featured Hicks along with percussionist/singer Rosie Smith and guitarist/singer Matt Thomas. After Thomas left, Smith switched to guitar and formed Totem Terrors along with Hicks and a drum machine.

As a two-piece, Totem Terrors released three albums: Repeat Play Torrent Rar (2013), Hard Science (2015) and Remainders (2016), although the latter was a retrospective compilation released after Smith had left the band to concentrate on her own project Oh Peas!

The band is known for its unpredictability, humorous blunt lyrics, and playful visual aesthetics best seen in the bands videos.

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Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Programming

Elliot Blake

Drums

Joe Sewell

Guitar, Bass, Vocals
May 27, 2016

appearance

Totem Terrors Play Strange Daze Festival
Totem Terrors Play Strange Daze Festival

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May 04, 2016

premiere

NOISEY WITCH PROOF VIDEO PREMIERE

"reminds you of the true spirit of music videos and why they exist in the first place"

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Feb 12, 2016

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A MUSIC BLOG, YEA? CHICKEN VIDEO PREMIERE

"a blistering piece of minimalist post-punk"

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Nov 22, 2015

award

NARROWMAN WINS AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL

The video for 'Narrowman', directed by Rhodri Thomas, wins the Audience Choice Award from a pool of 15 shortlisted music videos by a process of public voting.

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Jul 20, 2015

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REVIEW IN FAME MAGAZINE

"Totem Terrors are a band you need to sit up and take note of - what a bloody band"

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Jun 29, 2015

milestone

HARD SCIENCE IS RELEASED
HARD SCIENCE IS RELEASED

Totem Terrors second album 'Hard Science' is released on the band's own Diet Pops label. The album features artwork by Adventure Time artist GHOSTSHRIMP

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Jun 26, 2015

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8/10 ALBUM REVIEW FROM LOUDER THAN WAR

"insanely danceable and equally excitable"

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Jun 23, 2015

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8/10 ALBUM REVIEW FROM DROWNED IN SOUND

"a sheer blast and a swift punch in the gut"

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Jun 19, 2015

premiere

CLASH MAGAZINE NARROWMAN SINGLE PREMIERE

"a low key, off kilter post-punk gem"

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Jun 10, 2015

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LINE OF BEST FIT NARROWMAN VIDEO PREMIERE

"Tongue-in-cheek horror film aesthetics pair perfectly with the band’s dark and minimal approach to songwriting"

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May 07, 2015

appearance

LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR ALT MV

Totem Terrors appear on Alt MV YouTube channel, performing 'Lies' live in the studio

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Mar 16, 2015

milestone

SUCCESFULLY RAISED MONEY TO PRESS SECOND ALBUM ON INDIEGOGO

During February-March 2015 we appealed to our fanbase and successfully ran an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to press our second album 'Hard Science' which was subsequently released on June 29th 2015 on our own Diet Pops label.

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Jul 27, 2014

appearance

Totem Terrors Play IndieTracks Festival

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Oct 18, 2013

appearance

Totem Terrors Play Swn Festival

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Aug 18, 2013

appearance

Totem Terrors Play Green Man Festival

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Aug 05, 2013

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REVIEW ON THEDADADA.COM

"exude playfulness, ingenuity, and sardonic wit"

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Apr 08, 2013

milestone

REPEAT PLAY TORRENT RAR
REPEAT PLAY TORRENT RAR

Totem Terrors debut record 'Repeat Play Torrent Rar' is released on the band's own Diet Pops label. The artwork features the band name in non-tactile Braille.

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Dec 13, 2012

milestone

SUCCESFULLY RAISED MONEY TO PRESS FIRST ALBUM ON KICKSTARTER

During November-December 2012 we appealed to our fanbase and successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to press our debut album 'Repeat Play Torrent Rar' which was subsequently released on April 8th 2013 on our own Diet Pops label.

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Dec 26, 2011

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Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

"Absolutely Howling"

Date Title Location Type Info
Feb 15, 2016 The Full Moon Cardiff, Performance  
Apr 27, 2016 Gwdihŵ Café Bar Cardiff, Performance  
May 27, 2016 Unknown venue Cardiff, Performance  
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