Totem Terrors

Live Act Post-Punk Noise Rock Post-Punk Rock Indie
Totem Terrors - Post-Punk Noise Rock Post-Punk Rock Indie Live Act in Cardiff

Totem Terrors Short Info

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 (bass, vocals), Joe Sewell (guitar, vocals) and Elliot Blake (drums). 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 current line-up released the Freeze Tracks ep in June 2016.

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

"Absolutely Howling" - Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

"Splendid minimal post-punk robo-twitch" - Joy Collective

"Happy boy & girl post punk for aloof indie kids to screw to" - Miniature Music Press

"Exude playfulness, ingenuity, and sardonic wit" - Thedadada.com

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 (bass, vocals), Joe Sewell (guitar, vocals) and Elliot Blake (drums). 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 l...

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Past Gigs Totem Terrors

  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff HUB Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Cardiff Strange Daze Festival

Discography Totem Terrors

  • 2016 Freeze Tracks EP | Diet Pops
  • 2015 Hard Science Album | Diet Pops
  • 2013 Repeat Play Torrent Rar Album | Diet Pops
  • 2012 Brilliance of the Seas / Beaux Esprit Single | Deathbomb Arc

Media

  • Video Totem Terrors - Narrowman
  • Video Totem Terrors - Witch Proof
  • Sound Lies
  • Media Spiders
  • Media Don't Take Away My Vaporwave

Fan Radar

595 Fans
23,656 Views
9,653 Plays
692 Follower

Origin

  • Cardiff GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Max Hicks bass, vocals
  • Joe Sewell guitar, vocals
  • Elliot Blake drums