Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 3 July 2011

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This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme.

The show, live from Bangor, is a little like the beginning of one of those sprawling shows on American cable TV. It's the 'Previously on Adam Walton' bit right at the start; a quick summation of what's happened in Welsh music *So Far* in 2011. The reason I'm doing this is because so much great music has stumbled or been cajoled into my inbox this year, it will be impossible to sum it up in one fell swoop come December, which is what we normally do. A half-term(ish) report seems fitting.

Also, I'd spent the last week in bed with tonsilitis. I thought that was a kids' ailment, something that guaranteed a day off school watching TV all day with a bottle of Lucozade. But it was a bit worse than that. When you start hallucinating fellow radio presenters throwing cats at you, and you're convinced it's real, you're some way south of being helped by a fizzy glucose drink.

So, there is more great noise than usual packed into this week's three hours. And there was still an awful lot that merited airplay, but that wouldn't quite fit into the flow of things: Pulco, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, Trwbador, Land of Bingo, Plyci truly, there has been a noticeable surge in the amount of fascinating music this year. Well, at least from where I'm sitting.

It was incredibly difficult - even at this midpoint of the year - to choose the best 40-ish tracks. Everyone, for example, appears to have a different favourite track on Gruff Rhys' Hotel Shampoo, which is obvious testament to that album's depth and quality.

Next week's show is going to make up for lost time with regards all of the new tracks that have been building up like magic plaque on a lollipop-addicted dragon's teeth. (Dragons are renowned for their terrible dental hygiene. Well, you try finding a toothbrush down the local chemists that will withstand temperatures in excess of 1000°C.)

New releases/updated release info/demos/gig announcements and provocative correspondence should be directed towards themysterytour@gmail.com with contact info/relevant web links and a short biography.

You can also submit music to the show via the BBC Introducing Uploader.

I really hope you enjoy this week's selection of sounds. It's a great insight into the boggling amount of musical creativity in Wales. Let me know what you think, especially if you have tips for anything I may have overlooked.

Many thanks/diolch yn fawr iawn,

Adam

STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR - 'I Am Weatherproof'
Cardiff

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade'
Mold

IFAN DAFYDD - 'Treehouse'
Llanrug

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Whisper In My Ear'
Cardiff

LLEUWEN - 'Cawell Fach Y Galon'
Bangor

PAPER AEROPLANES - 'Days We Made'
Milford Haven

GENTLE GOOD, THE - 'Aubade'
Cardiff

GALLOPS - 'Joust'
Wrexham

DAUWD - 'Shimmer'
Llangollen

EVM (EVERMEAN) - 'U Want More (featuring Amy Wilson)'
Mold

XXXY - 'Ordinary Things'
Swansea

MASTERS IN FRANCE - 'Mad Hatter'
Caernarfon

ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor

TYNAL TYWYLL - 'Emyr'
Bethesda

CHLOE LEAVERS - 'Don't Leave Your Joy'
Colwyn Bay

ANNI ROSSI - 'Candyland'
Chicago/New York (cardiff Label)

COLORAMA - 'Candy Street'
Benllech

JONNY - 'I'll Make Her My Best Friend'
Pembrokeshire

EXIT INTERNATIONAL - 'Glory Horn ( Alt. Edit )'
Cardiff

ASTROID BOYS - 'Welcome To The Zoo ( Flying Skulls Remix - Radio Edit )'
Cardiff

SKINDRED - 'Cut Dem'
Newport

TINY SKITZ - 'Grime Is The One'
Newport

DISCORD - 'Sunday Dub'
Cardiff/Bristol

Y NIWL - 'Saith'
Gwynedd

GRUFF RHYS - 'Sensations In The Dark'
Bethesda

MOWBIRD - 'Holy Moly Me Oh My'
Wrexham

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Living ( Sweeping The Nation Comp Version )'
Chester/Llangollen

JEWELLERS - 'To Live In Your Pocket'
Newport

SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP - 'Snakes In The Grass'
Wales

KEYS, THE - 'I Tried To Find It In Books'
Resolven/Cardiff

HOUDINI DAX - 'Robin You Lie'
Cardiff

WHITE NOISE SOUND - 'Sunset'
Swansea

LITTLE ARROW - 'Boat'
Cardiff

PETE LAWRIE - 'Just Dust'
Penarth

METHOD, THE - 'Whip Around'
Cardiff

TELEGRAM FROM THE QUEEN - 'Thrashopolis'
Cardiff/Newport/Bristol

KORELESS - 'Up Down Up Down'
Bangor

JUMPING BACK SLASH - 'Kwaai Sneakers'
Ikapa/Wrexham

LOOSE CAPACITOR - 'Theme From Robin's Nest'
Ruthin

METABEATS - 'The Snap Featuring Mudmowth, Rtkal & Ruffstylz ( Radio Edit )'
Cardiff

VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB, THE - 'Bag Of Meat'
Cardiff

WE ARE ANIMAL - 'Luminous Lights'
Bethel/Caernarfon

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor/Cardiff

FFA COFFI PAWB - 'Lluchia Dy Fflachlwch Drosda I'
Bethesda

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

YAZOO - 'Nobody's Diary'
Basildon

SAM AIREY - 'The Blackout ( Radio Edit )'
Anglesey

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