Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 3 April 2011

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

Yes, I do bang on a bit. And given the parameters of this 'role' (is that too poncey a word?) an occasional lack of perspective is understandable, isn't it? There are probably football scout equivalents of me scattered throughout the country. Men (probably) who brave damp Sunday mornings to seek out rare sparks of talent on windswept, municipal football pitches.

OK, a rather romanticised self image. Point being, when you're looking for sparks sometimes it's easy to mistake the brightest ones for supernovae. How many next Ryan Giggs/Gareth Bales/Aaron Ramsays get discovered every week by enthusiastic, amateur coaches in padded anoraks? All 'cause a kid shows a bit of aptitude with both feet, or looks up rather than thundering on blindly like Forrest Gump every time they have the ball.

So objectivity is important. Not allowing the dizzying rush of potential to befuddle your judgement is vital. Because being measured might mean that when you pick up the phone to A*ex F**guson or Arse** Wenger and say: "put the drink down, Alec - this kid really is the business," they listen, a kid's life gets transformed, that spark of potential gets the opportunity to go supernova.

I wish I could be that measured. I do. I'll make it my April Resolution.

Bearing that in mind. Saturday's Kids are just about the best young band in Wales at the moment. They're Gareth Bale splintering the osteoporotic Milanese - but with guitars and fearless imaginations that mean they take the sum part of their hardcore influences and weave them into something new. Their noise is full of deft touches and there are no unnecessary step-overs.

Their greatest ability is the telepathic alchemy that exists between them. It's Dalglish/Rush levels of innate, intuitive understanding (praise comes no higher). Noise created in a state of grace.

You can find this out for yourself by investing in their latest vinyl release, a 10" on Art For Blind/Bombed Out and Time As A Color Records. It's released on Thursday at Undertone in Cardiff, and to coincide, this week's show features the vast seething session they recorded for us back in January. make your mind up whether it's worthy of a call to one of the Big Four. My mind - clearly - is already decided.

Alan Holmes comes in to perplex and delight us with some Alphane Moon and Ben Hayes brings in the finest psychedelic single ever.

And sounds from all over Wales will spread forth from your speakers, including debut plays for Landslide, David Neale, Rachel Lloyd, Y Bwgan, Hit Or Miss and Max Six.

Please send demos / new releases etc to themysterytour@gmail.com (download links or .mp3s).

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Adam Walton
BBC Radio Wales
Canolfan y Diwydiannau Creadigol / The Centre for the Creative Industries
Prifysgol Glyndŵr / Glyndŵr University
Wrecsam / Wrexham
LL11 2AW

I'm off for a lie down. I've been up since 5am jogging circuits of the pitch in a luminous bib.

Have an excellent music-filled week,

Adam Walton

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM & JOHN CALE - 'All My Friends'
Garnant

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Neurological Design'
Cardiff

HARBOUR - 'Trempanation'
Cardiff

LANDSLIDE - 'Dig Deeper'
Cardiff

EVM (EVERMEAN) - 'Groove Content'
Mold

BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT - 'How To Make A Heart'
Neath

RACHEL LLOYD - 'Calling'
Wrexham

FEEDER - 'Side By Side'
Newport

METHOD, THE - 'Dissidents Dancers'
Cardiff

Y NIWL - 'Un Deg Chwech'
Gwynedd

KEYS, THE - 'Everyone Loves You'
Resolven / Cardiff

EXOTOPE - 'Rituals'
Newport

GALLOPS - 'Joust'
Wrexham

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Throwing Bricks At Trains'
Cardiff

MANIC STREET PREACHERS - 'Revol'
Blackwood

HOWL GRIFF - 'Bluebirds'
Aberystwyth

CRASH DISCO - 'Lemon Juice'
Bangor

DAVID JAMES NEALE - 'Something Small'
Cardiff

GENTLE GOOD, THE - 'Llosgi Pontydd'
Cardiff

JONNY - 'You Was Me'
Pembrokeshire

BADFINGER - 'Love Time'
Swansea

ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor

ALPHANE MOON - 'Alphane Moon'
Bangor

MAX SIX - 'Down'
Cardiff

KITTY COWELL - 'Take It Back'
Newport

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Grey On White ( Session Version )'
Cardiff

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Unattainable ( Session Version )'
Cardiff

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Theorem ( Session Version )'
Cardiff

ZABRINSKI - 'Executive Decision'
Camarthen

SEN SEGUR - 'Sarah 57 ( Sarah Was An Android )'
Penmachno

BWGAN, Y - 'Branwen'
Porthmadog / Caernarfon

KORELESS - '4d'
Bangor

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

HOUDINI DAX - 'Whatever You Feel'
Cardiff

MASTERS IN FRANCE - 'Little Girl'
Caernarfon

HIT OR MISS - 'You Can't Kill A Dead Shark'
Newport

HIGH SOCIETY, THE - 'Space 3.5'
Aberystwyth

LLEUWEN - 'Ar Goulou Bev'
Bangor

FRIENDS ELECTRIC - 'Something You Should Know'
Neath

TOY HORSES - 'Interrupt (radio Edit)'
Cardiff

PETE LAWRIE - 'All That We Keep'
Penarth

HEADCASE LADZ, THE - 'Porky Pies'
Swansea

BEN HAYES (+ TRACK) - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

PRETTY THINGS, THE - 'Defecting Grey'
London

SHOOTER - 'Burn Deep'
Swansea

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