Less waffle, more splendid noise

Monday 7 January 2013, 12:20

Adam Walton Adam Walton

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This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please listen again any time between now and the start of the next programme.

The start of any new year filled with the potential for breathtaking new Welsh music is exciting - but 2013 has a particular resonance for me: it's my 20th year playing strange and brilliant sounds on BBC Radio Wales. So, I'm determined to make it a great one, to do my utmost to find the most interesting Welsh talent I can - regardless of genre and prevailing wind - for you to marvel at. Or swear at. Or feel inspired by.

So, there will be a little less waffle this year. And many more splendid noises. That's the plan, anyway.

If you have any splendid noises, or know of anyone who is both noisy and splendid, then nudge them to submit music to us via the BBC Introducing Uploader. You can also send music/gig info/correspondence to themysterytour@gmail.com.

Starting as I mean to go on, this week's show features 15 artists I've never played before on the radio. The numbers aren't all that important, but the quality is paramount.

Elsewhere, the Pooh Sticks' legendary frontman, Huw Williams esq., tells us about The Mountain Men - an almost lost, Welsh freakbeat classic.

Lara Catrin translates Zimmermans.

Ben Hayes dips a tweedy toe into the world of computer game music... but something very different from the cinematic, emulated strings we've become used to on current releases.

Please join us next week for more of the same, but different.

GORDON WITHERS - 'A Heavy Abacus'
Alexandria, USA

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'This Ladder Is Ours'
Mold

JOANNA GRUESOME - 'Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me'
Cardiff

GOODTIME BOYS - 'Reunion'
Cardiff

BEARD OF WOLVES - 'Wet Mouth'
Deeside

CHEMISTRY LESSONS - 'Pro Villa'
Aberdare

CHRISTOPHER OWENS - 'New York City'
San Francisco

IRMA VEP - 'The Jerk'
Llanfairfechan

ELLIE FOUNTAIN - 'Pictures Of You'
West Wales

INSANE MACBETH - 'Killer (Feat. Sub-zeez, Tony D., Ruffstylz) [Radio Edit]'
London/Cardiff

CURTAMOS - 'Yumyum'
Cardiff

GALLOPS - 'Jeff Leopard (Single Mix)'
Wrexham

ARGONAUT - 'Infection'
Pontypridd

HUW WILLIAMS - spoken contribution
Swansea

MOUNTAIN MEN, THE - 'Too Many People'
Wales

DJANGO DJANGO - 'Hand Of Man [Gulp Remix]'
Edinburgh/Welsh Remix

STEVAN LLOYD - 'Rumour'
Maesycwmmer/Caerphilly

NOVO AMOR - 'Flay'
Y Fan, Llanidloes

ECHO AND THE ALWAYS, THE - 'Temper Tantrum'
Swansea

THREE BENEATH - 'Fallen'
Boverton

ELECTROVAMP - 'Hands Up'
Caerphilly

COLORAMA - 'Do The Pump (Youngtee Remix)'
Benllech

CRISIS - 'All Alone'
Carmarthen

BASTIONS - 'Amongst Crows'
Anglesey

SURVIVALISTS - 'Blowfish'
Cardiff

MEMORY CLINIC - 'You Forget'
Anglesey

LITTLE ERIS - 'Wreck N Rolling'
Cardiff

ECTOGRAM - 'Green Tangerine'
Bangor/Ynys Môn

SOFT-HEARTED SCIENTISTS - 'Halloween People'
Cardiff

LAY - LOWS, THE - 'Keeper'
Pontypridd

ZINC BUKOWSKI - 'Sundogs'
Pontypridd/Caerphilly

TOYPOP! - 'Come What May'
Newport

DIDZ & CHICO - 'When I Say (coco Old School 7 Version)'
Cardiff

COOPER - 'Nasty'
Swansea

LARA CATRIN - spoken contribution
Bangor/Cardiff

ZIMMERMANS - 'Super Glue'
Wales

BOZZ, THA - 'Come So Far'
Wrexham

CHLOE COOK - 'Let Love'
Barry

BODEZ - 'Pit Bull [Feat. Melo] (Radio Edit)'
Cardiff

BLURED - 'I Don't Know'
Cardiff

BEN HAYES - spoken contribution
Ruthin

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