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Adam Walton Adam Walton The BBC Radio Wales DJ showcases the best new Welsh music. Blog posts in total 350

  1. Constant peals and hyperbolic proclamations

    Tuesday 26 November 2013, 14:31

    "I particularly like this new one from Mowbird," said the chieftain, doing a dance that no one should attempt in a hemp skirt with no undercrackers on.

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  2. This week's show info

    Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12:31

    This week we feature debut plays for DJ Spleenbaby, N.A.N.C.Y., Sleep Beggar and Paul Denley.

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  3. In praise of the lyricists

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 15:10

    Where do great lyrics come from? Is it an innate verbal aptitude, something that is prompted by leading an interesting life?

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  4. The greatest of great

    Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09

    My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.

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  5. Sŵn Festival, Cardiff - Day One

    Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:22

    Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friends I didn...

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  6. Paper Aeroplanes, Telford's Warehouse, Chester

    Wednesday 9 October 2013, 15:04

    The comparison strikes me partway through their set. Paper Aeroplanes are Wales' Teenage Fanclub.

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  7. Festival No 6 2013 - part two

    Thursday 26 September 2013, 16:08

    I can't explain this volte face. I've clearly been wrong. So wrong. Like a fairy tale emperor Richard Nixon. Of Welsh music.

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  8. Charlotte Church, Golden Fable - Academy 3, Manchester

    Wednesday 25 September 2013, 10:43

    There are ideas, twists and surprises at every turn in Charlotte's set.

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  9. Festival No 6 2013 - part one

    Monday 23 September 2013, 16:17

    A festival in my Mecca had better tread carefully. These beautifully tended borders contain more than rhododendrons and lilies.

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  10. Live from Festival No 6

    Wednesday 18 September 2013, 17:09

    I spent most of my weekend in one of my favourite places on the planet – Portmeirion in Gwynedd – for Festival No. 6.

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  11. Charlotte Church: 'Fame is really complicated'

    Tuesday 10 September 2013, 15:59

    Charlotte Church's current EP - Three - is a couple of universes away from the music that made her an international star.

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  12. Chewed up by the tape heads of fate

    Monday 9 September 2013, 15:50

    This week's show may only be two hours long but it's still dense with superlative music of Welsh origin.

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  13. Well worth a bent rule

    Tuesday 27 August 2013, 12:53

    This week's show is a quick forage through some of my frazzled recollections of a week spent compering and DJing at last weekend's marvellous Green Man Festival.

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  14. Holistic, tent-friendly love at Green Man

    Thursday 22 August 2013, 11:46

    I went to Green Man Festival, DJ'd and compered the Walled Garden stage and I went and made a radio show too.

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  15. Celebrating the greatest new Welsh music

    Friday 9 August 2013, 12:22

    This week, we preview some of the sonic wonders on offer at this week's Eisteddfod in Denbigh.

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  16. Helping us through the Big Stuff

    Wednesday 31 July 2013, 16:37

    Frequently – when I'm fighting paper tigers somewhere southeast of reality – music does seem like the (joint) most important thing in the world.

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  17. Love is all you need

    Monday 22 July 2013, 14:51

    I love Helen Love. There's a bright joy and obdurate refusal to grow up innate within their music.

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  18. High octane sanctimoniousness

    Monday 8 July 2013, 15:29

    Cardiff's Totem Terrors, Max Hicks and Rosie Smith, are in session on this week's show.

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  19. Track of the Day #12: Future Of The Left - The Male Gaze

    Monday 1 July 2013, 16:25

    The lead track of Future Of The Left's new EP opens with a guitar riff so monstrous that it manages to reclaim the guitar riff from four decades worth of swaggering, foot-on-monitor misogynists.

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  20. More murderous filth and/or unhinged volume

    Monday 1 July 2013, 13:00

    Somehow - and frighteningly quickly - we have stumbled past the halfway point of the year, before I've even had a chance to write my Christmas thank you cards.

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