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Origin Cardiff, Wales
Genres Alternative rock
Years active2005 - present
LabelsDouble Six (Domino Records)
Associated acts The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club, Gindrinker, Richard James, Attack and Defend, Islet, The Wave Pictures, The Aviary, Little My
MembersHeddwyn Davies
Viola & Vocals
(2005 – present)

Huw Alun Davies
Drums, Keyboard & Vocals
(2010 – present)

Andrew Lewis
Guitar & Vocals
(2009 – present)

Gareth Middleton
(2010 – present)
Past membersTaliesyn Källström
Percussion, Keyboard & Vocals

Dan Lazenby

Ceri Mitchell

Mark Thomas

Franic Rozycki

Luke Mintowt-czyz

Threatmantics are a Welsh band from Cardiff, Wales. The band's current members are Heddwyn Davies (vocals, viola), Andrew Lewis (guitar), Gareth Middleton (bass) and Huw Alun Davies (drums). Their first album Upbeat Love was recorded whilst the band was still a three-piece (Heddwyn, Ceri & Huw) and was released by Domino Records' subsidiary label Double Six Records on 3 November 2008. Stereogum named Threatmantics a Band To Watch on 13 November 2008. [1] The band's long-awaited second album, Kid McCoy, was released in late 2012. The singles from it got heavy airplay on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru and were also played on BBC Radio 6 Music. DJ Adam Walton included "Esgryn" on his "Best of 2012" list. [2]


Line-up changes

Heddwyn, Huw & Luke (2005)
Heddwyn, Huw & Franic (2005–2006)
Heddwyn, Huw & Ceri (2006–2009)
Heddwyn, Huw & Mark (2009)
Heddwyn, Huw, Andrew & Taliesyn (2009–2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Taliesyn, Gareth & Dan (2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Taliesyn, Gareth & Huw (2010)
Heddwyn, Andrew, Gareth & Huw (2010 – present)




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  1. Brandon (13 November 2008). "Band To Watch: Threatmantics". Stereogum. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. "My favourite Welsh sounds of 2012, part two". BBC. 30 December 2012.