Bright summery treats ahead

Monday 25 February 2013, 13:26

Adam Walton Adam Walton

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In the midst of this cold, grey, soul-deflating spell of February meh, it's not such a bad idea to remind ourselves of the bright summery treats ahead. Now, as a wader through the unfathomably deep muds of 2000 Trees 2012, I am fully aware that the promise of a summer festival - clear skies/strange brew ciders/young eyes glinting with joy for sparkling musics - doesn't always fulfil its side of the deal.

But where there is hope there is scope, for a festival-related segue.

So, this week I preview some of the Welsh musical treats available at 2000 Trees, Green Man and Focus Wales. I'll get round most of the other notable festivals giving stages to Wales' finest over the coming weeks.

And our determined philosophy to celebrate as many new, unsung, hitherto un-broadcast Welsh artists continues apace. Only if they're good, obviously. And the likes of Elly Sinnett, Paprints, Doglegs, Jack of the Suburbs, Ei.n, Montezuma, If You Remember Nellies, Kyle Lee & the Mexican Walking Fish, Slow Hills, Lost Tuesday Society and Cara Pearce are all someway north of good.

Please submit your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader.

Elsewhere on the show, that bloke called Huw Williams who stood next to a bloke in the Dempseys' toilets, who mentioned that he'd gone to school with a bloke who'd been down to London town for a night of jingle jangle courtesy of The Jazz Butcher, with a bloke who said he knew Alan McGee, froths lyrical about Amen Corner.

Lara Catrin translates an epic straight out of the knackers yard from Race Horses.

Ben Hayes - who'd been eulogising the band Talk Talk to me for at least three hours after last week's show - puts his money where his mouth is. Actually he puts a damn fine record on our Aztec record player.

And that's *it*.

We also have the small matter of Charlotte Church's phenomenal new single Glitterbombed. I'm not using the 'phenomenal' word lightly. For once - as you can see here from the accreditation I have received from the Department For Using The Phenomenal Word Correctly - it is justified.

So, why did I talk over the end of it? Well, I only received it minutes before the show started. My excuse, and I'm sticking with it. To it? With it.

GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - 'Kevin Ayers'
Camarthen

KEVIN AYERS - 'Hat Song'
Kent

DOGLEGS - 'Beast Like Me'
Menai Bridge

PAPRINTS - 'Law A'
Cardiff

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'The Leopard And The Lung'
Mold

ELLY SINNETT - 'Luna Eyes'
Pembrokeshire

GALLOPS - 'Bromden'
Wrexham

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Chin Music'
Cardiff

SWEET BABOO - 'If I Died Would You Remember'
Bangor/Cardiff

HUW M - 'The Perfect Silence'
Pontypridd

ZERVAS & PEPPER - 'Lookout Mountain'
Cardiff

GLOBAL PARASITE - 'Occupy Tavistock'
Rhyl

BENJAMIN DAMAGE - '010x'
Swansea/Berlin

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

HUW WILLIAMS - spoken contribution
Swansea

AMEN CORNER - 'High In The Sky'
Cardiff

RALPH RIP SH*T - 'Floater (Featuring AH Fly)'
Cardiff

JACK OF THE SUBURBS - 'Magnolia'
Newport

MOWBIRD - 'Be My Jill Valentine'
Wrexham

NOTHING NORTH OF ALASKA - 'Silver Ring'
Cardiff

EI.N - 'Drift'
Bala

MONTEZUMA - 'I Won't Beg'
Cardiff

IF YOU REMEMBER NELLIES - 'The Penis Song'
Holyhead

BOZZ, THA - 'Everybody Knows'
Wrexham

SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS - 'Turn The Tables'
Cardiff

SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP - 'Shock Shock'
Wales

CHARLOTTE CHURCH - 'Glitterbombed'
Cardiff

SŵNAMI - 'Cysgodion'
Dolgellau

KYLE LEE & THE MEXICAN WALKING FISH - 'Things Never Change'
Bangor

LARA CATRIN - spoken contribution
Bangor/Cardiff

RACE HORSES - 'Marged Wedi Blino'
Aberystwyth

DOGLEGS - 'Dear Ruth'
Menai Bridge

GULP - 'Diamonds In The Sky'
Cardiff

OSIAN RHYS - 'A Oes 'na Le (I Oeri Gwers Fy Nghalon)'
Llanystumdwy

TRWBADOR - 'Sun In The Winter [Album Version]'
Camarthen/Cardiff

CHIPPER - 'Your Pride'
Hebron

SLOW HILLS - 'Downtown'
Swansea

MASTERS IN FRANCE - 'Flexin''
Caernarfon

LITTLE ERIS - 'Wreck N Rolling'
Cardiff

BEN HAYES - spoken contribution
Ruthin

TALK TALK - 'After The Flood'
London

LOST TUESDAY SOCIETY - 'Constant State Of'
Swansea

CARA PEARCE - 'Here And Now'
Swansea

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