Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 20 June 2010

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This week's scouring of the Welsh musical constellations brings you the first part of my conversation with David Wrench about his new album Spades & Hoes & Plows - an album rooted in old folk songs of 'insurrection, defiance and rebellion', reanimated in such a blackly iconoclastic manner that the album defies almost every convention you dare throw at it. For that reason alone the album warrants investigation. It's an album that expounds the dark political souls of these remarkable songs of truth in a daringly contemporary manner, buckling convention whilst simultaneously sounding thrilling and unsettling is one of the high achievements of Welsh music. Truly.

bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00stlqq/Adam_Walton_20_06_2010/

From another dimension of the musical universe comes a half hour mix of warm-hearted, playful electronica from Cardiff's Mice Girls. Their melodic synths tumble like prismatic waterfalls all over the dancefloor in your mind. You do have a dancefloor in your mind, don't you? At my age, it's the only place to dance with any dignity. It's half an hour to elevate and invigorate you. Still don't know anything about their mysterious mousey selves, though. Ah, well. Sometimes you can know too much.

Godfather of the Welsh underground, founder member of Y Fflaps, Ectogram's Alan Holmes, reminds us of some of North Wales' fascinating - but largely uncelebrated - musical past. This week he recalls Some Noise - a band that featured a North Walean talent who has as much claim as anyone to inventing punk rock.

A man called Ben eulogises the electronic musical genius of Laurie Spiegel.

And we have new Welsh music from all over the country - including debut plays for Cut Ribbons, Liars Beware, River Kids, Tacsi, Piblotko and the Abodes.

** send new Welsh demos high in inspiration to: themysterytour@gmail.com with a short biography and a contact number, please **

Next week, more from David Wrench & a live set from Wrexham's Gallops!

Have an excellent week.

Thanks / diolch yn fawr,

Adam

ISLET
We Shall Visit

CUT RIBBONS
When Will The Water

LIARS BEWARE
Sex

RIVER KIDS
The Seed 2.0

BAGPIPE WHISKEY
This Is A Chicken

THE JOY FORMIDABLE
Popinjay

VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMANS CLUB
A Biting Wind Followed By An Occasional Drift Of Snow

IVAN MOULT
I Might Get Cold

LUNGWAH
The Snag

TACSI
Diolch

SPENCER MCGARRY SEASON
Great Enemies

SOME NOISE
In Transit

THE KEYS
People Meet People

HYENER
Kitchenn For Beth On Radio 1]

PIBLOTKO
Vacant Vessel

TENDER TRAP
Do You Want A Boyfriend?

MOTHER OF SIX
Penelope

RACE HORSES
Scooter

DAVID WRENCH/BLACK SHEEP
A Radical Song

STAGGA
The Dragon

BLUE EYED SHARK EXPERIMENT
What To Do

THE MICE GIRLS
Exclusive mix

THE MICE GIRLS
Clothes

BAD COMPUTER
Evils

CORNELIUS
Another View Point

VOLTAGE
All Night [azari & Iii Remix]

DANIEL STEINBERG
Tom's Diner [bingo Remix]

ETIENNE DE CRECY
Gorkster

PEACE DIVISION
Eh Oh Um

ANDY CALDWELL
It's Guud

JAVI COLOURS
Shined On Me

MICE GIRLS
Infestation

THE ABODES
Potato Tragedy

LAURIE SPIEGEL
Appalachian Grove 1

THE DEATH OF CHAPMAN BAXTER
Taste Like Chicken

DIDZ
Hot Gal

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