Biography

Cuba Cuba are a young angular pop band from Cardiff, South Wales. The band formed in late 2007. They are currently signed to Walnut Tree Records and are part of the Escape Artist Management roster along with fellow Welsh band Tiger Please. Critics have often compared their sound to the likes of Bloc Party, Friendly Fires, The Killers, Minus The Bear and Phoenix.

Cuba Cuba are:
Morgan Isaac – Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Clarinet
Danny Owen – Keys, Guitar, Vocals, Xylophone
Sion Fenwick – Guitar, Vocals
Mike McCabe – Bass, Vocals
Lewys Isaac – Drums, Vocals

They have enjoyed spot plays from BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stevens, Jen Long, Ally Mccrae and Bethan Elfyn as well as recording two Radio 1 Introducing live sessions in 2009 and 2011. The band have also enjoyed airtime on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Wales, XFM, Nation Radio and many more. Their tracks have also been used on television programmes for the BBC, ITV, ESPN, S4C and WRU TV. They have played support slots for such acts as Friendly Fires, The Airborne Toxic Event, Joy Formidable, Funeral For A Friend, Lights, Funeral Party, General Fiasco, The Automatic, Cancer Bats, Francesqa, Canterbury and more.

In 2009, Cuba Cuba released their debut E.P which received positive reviews from Rock Sound, Kerrang and Big Cheese Magazines along with many web based review sites. Xtaster noted ‘If they continue to build on their promising beginnings, Cuba Cuba stand every chance of being the latest Welsh export.’ The E.P saw them perform at festivals such as Surfstock and Showcase festivals such as Manchester’s ‘In The City’. In 2010 Their music video for track ‘Icarus’ reached No.4 in the Lava TV Top 20 Chart and No.5 in the Lava TV most requested chart. May, 2010 saw them release their debut single ‘Home Is The Fire’ which has featured as backing music to S4C’s Heineken Cup Programmes, ITV’s ‘Captains Climb’, ESPN Cricket and WRU TV. The track is set to feature on their debut full length.

Cuba Cuba spent the summer of 2010 finishing their debut Album with Producers Todd Campbell (Straight Lines, Tiger Please) and Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways, Tubelord). The album was released on Walnut Tree Records on June 27th 2011 titled ‘Where Else Is Safe But The Road?’

Releases :

‘Tales From The Cabin’ 6 track EP (2009) via Smalltown Records
‘Home Is The Fire’ 4 track Single (2010) via Walnut Tree Records
‘Where Else Is Safe But The Road?’ 11 track full length Album (2011) via Walnut Tree Records

Edited by dannytron on 16 Jul 2011, 12:06

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