Wales

Adam Walton

, The BBC Radio Wales DJ showcases the best new Welsh music.

Blog posts in total 100

Posts

  1. Adam Walton reviews Colorama's new album Temari and speaks to founder member Carwyn Ellis.

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  2. If you listen to 'new' music, there are odd, discombobulating moments when it sounds exactly like you’ve tumbled through a wormhole back to 1968. Psychedelia is everywhere, so perhaps that should have been 'wyrmhole'.

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  3. In past decades, Chloe Leavers’ music wouldn’t have struggled to make itself heard.

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  4. Adam Walton enthuses about Gabrielle Murphy, one of the artists chosen as part of the Horizons new music initiative.

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  5. Adam Walton previews the Focus Wales festival taking place in Wrexham on 23 to 26 April 2014

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  6. If the producers of Through the Keyhole were really scraping the barrel, and decided to send whoever it is that has taken over from Lloyd Grossman through the unpaid bills and discarded record mailers blocking my front-door, it’d be all too obvious who I am.

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  7. This week’s show is very, very spiky with brilliant new music of Welsh origin. So many thrilling new artists who hadn’t been baptised on my radio show before: The Featherz, Sea Lion, Luvv, Mandy, Past Grievances, Bur Hoff Bau, Saron, Pine Canopies, The Caspiens, Ruby Parfitt, Sam, Not My Finest Hour and Bethany.

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  8. A fair proportion of the country bled copiously from sports-related wounds on Saturday. I'm not unsympathetic. In fact, I'd like to think that this week's show could offer succour and comfort to the injured and downcast. Music, you see, won't bash you about. It doesn't raise your expectations and then dash them so cruelly.

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  9. On this week’s programme I will feature a half-hour set of my favourite northern soul records. This is my love letter to the genre-that-isn’t-really-a-genre, a better-late-than-never foot on the bandwagon before Elaine Constantine’s anticipated film ‘Northern Soul’ reaches cinemas.

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  10. It struck me recently that I’ve been keeping statistical data about the music I play on my show for three years now. It is as geeky as it sounds, the product of a misspent youth and a BBC Micro but it also provides an interesting overview of what I have played on the show in that period.

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