Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 19 September 2010
What a technicolor explosion of amazing Welsh sounds this week's show (and tortuous metaphor) is. You may have realised a change of focus on the show, since the 30 New Welsh Artists Challenge I've tried to get as much music into each show as is humanely possible, at the expense of my waffly links, our occasional interviews and non-musical content. The show is here to showcase fascinating new Welsh music, and regardless of how interesting a band are at talking about their music, to my mind - right now - I think we'd all rather hear their music rather than me asking them toe-curling questions about it.
So, I've gone from playing somewhere in the region of 30 - 35 tracks a week to playing 40-ish a week. It's not about numbers, it's partly about sharing as much ace music as possible, but it's mostly about giving you a show that's worthy of your precious time and attention.
I'm keen to know your thoughts.
And - against some of my instincts - within the playlist info below, you will find direct links to the part of the programme where each particular track is featured. This has only (really) been possible with the new version of the iPlayer. I'd implore you - as much as is possible - to check out the whole show and not just your/your mate's band, but I know you're busy people, and I'm having a sabbatical from being sanctimonious! For this week at least. Let me know if it helps or if it's useful. Let me know if you think the complete opposite. It took bloody ages to get all the info together, that's for sure.
Please send demos and gig info to: email@example.com - your best track as a high quality .mp3 with a short biography and a contact number.
The postal address is: Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, Library & Arts Centre, Rhosddu Rd., Wrexham, LL11 1AU
Next week a Swn special! John Rostron, co-founder of Swn Festival, will be with me for the duration of the show to play a wide selection of the amazing artists who'll be featuring at this year's festival (21-23 October 2010, various venues across Cardiff).
See you then. Have an excellent, music-filled week.
Artists I have never played before are marked with a +.
TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND THE SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM (Ewloe)
Finders Keepers (Foreign Legion Remix)