We hadn’t reviewed the gang in ESTRONS since our first real listen to their single ‘Drop’, from their mid-2016 single reveal. This site didn’t exist then, but we did our best to promote it on our IG account. ‘Drop’ is one of our fave or all faves, because of its high-energy punk vibe and the stupendously ridiculous fresh ‘jump yourself across the bridge, while alligators nip at you at the bottom’, adrenaline vibe. As we’d said about it then, ‘It’s a Keeper!’.
Now, it’s 2018, and what do we have here…ESTRONS and ‘Lilac’.
Tali Källström (lead singer), as always, is a bucket of hurricanes torching our seat of our pants, making us like it. “Can we have some more, please”. Just like our first experience with the band, ‘Lilac’ IS punk influenced, but punk 2.0. It’s just so, so fun! It’s not a direct comparison, but the humor and hooks and the speed, makes us feel like our love for The Hives. But it’s not from The Hives. And we know that, because Tali’s there. Shouting at us. Heckling us to dance, even more.
It’s good sh*t.
They have a long tour lined up for the summer and working into the last quarter of the year. But you gotta be in the UK to see them live. That’s the only bummer news. LOL.
Anywho, look for them! Their music is Glorious.
21 Jul: Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Fringe Festival
28 Jul: Derbyshire, UK – Y Not Fesitval Festival
29 Jul: Cornwall, UK – Leopalooza Festival
04 Aug: Kent, UK – Neverworld Festival
09 Sep: Manchester, UK – Academy*
11 Sep: Nottingham, UK – Rock City*
12 Sep: Newcastle, UK – Northumbria SU Institute*
19 Sep: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café
20 Sep: Rotterdam, NL – V11
21 Sep: Tilburg, NL – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind
22 Sep: Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn
23 Sep: Berlin, DE – Maze
13 Oct: Middlesborough, UK – Twisterella Festival
01 Nov: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
02 Nov: Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
03 Nov: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
07 Nov: Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
08 Nov: Bristol, UK – Louisiana
09 Nov: Nottingham, UK – Bodega
14 Nov: Exeter, UK – Cavern
15 Nov: Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
16 Nov: Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
17 Nov: Caernarfon, UK – Galeri
23 Nov: Carmarthen, UK – The Parrot
06 Dec: Cardiff, UK – Globe
* Supporting Garbage