Monday 25 February 2013, 13:26
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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'
KEVIN AYERS - 'Hat Song'
DOGLEGS - 'Beast Like Me'
PAPRINTS - 'Law A'
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'The Leopard And The Lung'
ELLY SINNETT - 'Luna Eyes'
GALLOPS - 'Bromden'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Chin Music'
SWEET BABOO - 'If I Died Would You Remember'
HUW M - 'The Perfect Silence'
ZERVAS & PEPPER - 'Lookout Mountain'
GLOBAL PARASITE - 'Occupy Tavistock'
BENJAMIN DAMAGE - '010x'
KEYS, THE - 'Everyone Loves You'
HUW WILLIAMS - spoken contribution
AMEN CORNER - 'High In The Sky'
RALPH RIP SH*T - 'Floater (Featuring AH Fly)'
JACK OF THE SUBURBS - 'Magnolia'
MOWBIRD - 'Be My Jill Valentine'
NOTHING NORTH OF ALASKA - 'Silver Ring'
EI.N - 'Drift'
MONTEZUMA - 'I Won't Beg'
IF YOU REMEMBER NELLIES - 'The Penis Song'
BOZZ, THA - 'Everybody Knows'
SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS - 'Turn The Tables'
SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP - 'Shock Shock'
CHARLOTTE CHURCH - 'Glitterbombed'
SŵNAMI - 'Cysgodion'
KYLE LEE & THE MEXICAN WALKING FISH - 'Things Never Change'
LARA CATRIN - spoken contribution
RACE HORSES - 'Marged Wedi Blino'
DOGLEGS - 'Dear Ruth'
GULP - 'Diamonds In The Sky'
OSIAN RHYS - 'A Oes 'na Le (I Oeri Gwers Fy Nghalon)'
TRWBADOR - 'Sun In The Winter [Album Version]'
CHIPPER - 'Your Pride'
SLOW HILLS - 'Downtown'
MASTERS IN FRANCE - 'Flexin''
LITTLE ERIS - 'Wreck N Rolling'
BEN HAYES - spoken contribution
TALK TALK - 'After The Flood'
LOST TUESDAY SOCIETY - 'Constant State Of'
CARA PEARCE - 'Here And Now'
Monday 25 February 2013, 12:47
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 11:50