This week I'm busy trying to avoid the depressing inevitability of a 'significant' birthday. My mid-life crisis won't manifest itself in the shape of a nifty sports car. Nor am I going to try and hoodwink a woman of half my age into thinking my precipitous forehead is distinguished rather than Tefal-like. Nope, I'm just going to hang out with musicians, jollying them along like a careworker without the requisite qualifications. I may grow a pony tail... what do you think?
Fortunately this week's show is much more about the music than it is about me. And I have some truly excellent music with which to beguile > you. The full playlist is below. We have debut plays this week for Audio Herz UK, Discord, Rural, Maxx Roach, Heldinky, Khytop, Deficit and Adam A Williams.
If you have an excellent piece of music, hot out of Garageband or Ableton Live, or - why not! - fresh from a recording studio, please toss it to me in an easily catchable manner via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also post excellence to this address:
BBC Radio Wales,
Canolfan y Diwydiannau Creadigol / The Centre for the Creative Industries,
Prifysgol Glyndwr / Glyndwr University,
Wrecsam / Wrexham
I'd recommend you read the expansive blogs on submitting music to the show - start with the last one if it's your first time.
Elsewhere in this week's show, Alan Holmes comes in smelling strongly of pachouli oil, having back-combed his, erm, well... yes. He's clutching something by Dammerung. It has Gothic tendencies. And it's great.
Lara Catrin translates something poetic from Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog and Ben Hayes treats us to something AMAZING (and legal in the UK) from Amsterdam.
ASTROID BOYS - 'Welcome To The Zoo ( Flying Skulls Remix - Radio Edit )'
SKINDRED - 'Bad Man Ah Bad Man'
P. L. O. FEAT. HAS - LO, ZILLA ROCCA & CURLY CASTRO - 'The Heat ( American Language Remix - Radio Edit )'
Cardiff / Philadelphia
T. O. T. S. O. - 'Pogo's Gotta Go Go'
DAUWD - 'Shimmer'
SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'How To Stop An Imploding Man'
Chester / Llangollen
JONNY - 'You Was Me'
GRUFF RHYS - 'Xenodocheinology'
VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB, THE - 'Bag Of Meat'
AUDIO : HERZ UK - 'Do It'
GALLOPS - 'Miami Spider ( Ponciau Edit )'
DEZ WILLIAMS - 'Typikal'
ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
DAMMERUNG - 'Faith In Fakes'
CHLOE LEAVERS - 'Don't Leave Your Joy'
TOY HORSES - 'No One's Ever Gonna Leave You'
CAMERA - 'Change Your Mind'
DISCORD - 'Sunday Dub'
Cardiff / Bristol
MARCIA GRIFFITHS - 'Feel Like Jumping'
RURAL - 'Erased'
MAXX ROACH - 'Girl I Want U'
MONKY - 'Shirley Temples'
TELEGRAM FROM THE QUEEN - 'Thrashopolis'
Cardiff / Newport / Bristol
FAG MACHINE, THE - 'Interrogation'
MOWBIRD - 'Lady Lion'
PLYCI - 'Impetigo'
HELDINKY - 'Ketchup'
GENTLE GOOD, THE - 'Llosgi Pontydd'
KHYTOP - 'Justice Emerges'
UNDER ALIEN SKIES - 'Cedar'
SURVIVALISTS - 'Tear It Down'
SWITCH FUSION - 'Mercenary'
VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB, THE - 'As Jungle Drums Rang Across The Amazon ( We Held Our Heads & Screamed )'
GRUFF RHYS - 'Honey All Over'
SOFT-HEARTED SCIENTISTS - 'The Trees Don't Seem To Know That It's September'
LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor / Cardiff
COWBOIS RHOS BOTWNNOG - 'Malu Ffenestri'
READS, THE - 'Nothing Bound'
GINTIS - 'Do You Ever Stop To Think You're Dying?'
RACHEL LLOYD - 'Calling'
BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
HUNTERS, THE - 'Russian Spy And I'
HOUDINI DAX - 'Fizzy Moon'
DEFICIT - 'December'
ADAM A. WILLIAMS - 'Antipodal Point'