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This last week has been more than a little mind-blowing for me. I've been fortunate enough to visit the East coast of the States with one of my favourite bands, The Joy Formidable. I won't recap on the details; there are far too many of them, for a start.
This week's show - live from WGBH in Boston - reflects many aspects of the experience. There is a tour blog I assiduously recorded every day - despite varying levels of lack of sleep and blood alcohol, and an interview with the band.
There's more about my experience with the band here. Much, much more!
Feeling all ambassadorial, the music is a selection of my favourite Welsh tracks of the last year, or so. Not definitely all of them, but a fine selection nonetheless.
Elsewhere, Huw Williams celebrates Wales' most musically influential ex-pat, John Cale.
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Many thanks/diolch o galon.
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Cradle'
PIXIES, THE - 'Gouge Away'
Boston, U. S.
CATE LE BON - 'Puts Me To Work'
GRUFF RHYS - 'If We Were Words (we Would Rhyme)'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Joy Formidable Toy Diary - Day 1 (new York)'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'A Heavy Abacus'
IFAN DAFYDD - 'Treehouse ( E. P. Version )'
UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS - 'Pressure'
METABEATS - 'The Snap Featuring Mudmowth, Rtkal & Ruffstylz ( Radio Edit )'
HARRY KEYWORTH - 'Flux'
JOHN CALE - 'Big Apple Express ( Excerpt )'
HUW WILLIAMS - 'Spoken Contribution'
JOHN CALE - 'Ghost Story'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Joy Formidable Toy Diary - Day 2 (new York)'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'The Magnifying Glass ( Radio Edit )'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Polymers Are Forever'
GALLOPS - 'Miami Spider ( Ponciau Edit )'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Joy Formidable Toy Diary - Day 3 ( New York )'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Austere (single Version)'
SCHOOL, THE - 'Never Thought I'd See The Day'
TOY HORSES - 'Love At Arm's Length ( Live )'
TOY HORSES - 'No One's Ever Gonna Leave You ( Live )'
TOY HORSES - 'Loyal To The Cause ( Live )'
TOY HORSES - 'Interrupt ( Live )'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Joy Formidable Toy Diary - Day 4 ( Philadelphia )'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'U. S. Tour Interview Pt. 1'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Maruyama'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'U. S. Tour Interview Pt. 2'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'I Don't Want To See You Like This'
Y NIWL - 'Chwech'
IRMA VEP - 'Breast Fed'
WHITE NOISE SOUND - 'Sunset'
DOC DANEEKA & BENJAMIN DAMAGE - 'Battleships Feat. Abigail Wyles'
ISLET - 'Entwined Pines'
SUE DENIM - 'Brewster Mccloud'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Joy Formidable Toy Diary - Day 5 ( Boston )'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Whirring ( Edit )'
GEORGIA RUTH - 'Bones'
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