Monday 12 March 2012, 12:48
This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.
This show - a no-holds-barred celebration of Welsh music in all its multifold shapes and forms - is a democratic affair. Maybe 'benevolent dictatorship' would be more accurate. What I'm trying to say is this: there are no headliners or scene stealers, each and every one of the 40-ish pieces of music exists in its own temporal zone of wonder. Man.
In other words, we don't necessarily have an exclusive session or probing in depth interview with a 'star' to trumpet here, so I'll pretend that that is down to a philosophical stance rather than a lack of pull or forward planning.
What you'll hear - should you click that iPlayer link - is three hours of ace, mostly Welsh music. There are wonderful new tracks from Future Of The Left, Doc Daneeka & Abigail Wyles and The School (I'm throwing a street party to celebrate their return later this afternoon, should you wish to come over... bring pop - obviously - and cupcakes) - and we have debut plays for Cousins, Magpie Instinct, Tender Prey, Televisor, Shrunken Heads, Dementio 13, Seconds From Ruin, Simon Love's Cock & Balls, Brother Cubs and Rachel Rimmer.
And that's what fires me, the search for fascinating new Welsh artists, people whose creative visions I have never encountered hitherto. Man. It's the credo of the show for 2012: to not rest on its substantial laurels, relying on the ace that we already know about, but to seek new ace to interweave amongst the old ace.
To that end, if you have any ace/new releases/demos/recommendations/observations/new similes, please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I prefer to receive demo submissions directly, as a high quality mp3 or download link, please.
Elsewhere in this week's show, Alan Holmes reminds us of the gnarly smarts of APV, and Ben Hayes shares a track off a Patto album that'd cost you £200 in't' shops.
TWO HUNDRED POUNDS! (no pence).
Have an excellent, groove-filled, good vibe attuned week.
JULIE MURPHY - 'Piano Abstract'
JULIE MURPHY - 'The Fountain'
METHOD, THE - 'Art Gallery'
60FT DOLLS - 'Yellow Candles'
SKINDRED - 'Cut Dem'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Camp Cappuccino ( Radio Edit )'
GOLDEN FABLE - 'Motorcycle Emptiness'
CUT RIBBONS - 'Walking On Wires'
GEORGIA RUTH - 'Bones ( Mastered Ep Version )'
Aberystwyth / Cardiff
SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Breaks'
Chester / Llangollen
SCHOOL, THE - 'Never Thought I'd See The Day'
ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
A. P. V. - 'Could You Care'
COUSINS - 'Walk With The Dark'
Pembrokeshire / Aberystwyth
SAM AIREY - 'To All The Pieces Of The Puzzle'
QUICKSAILS - 'Empty And Full'
Chicago, Welsh Label
FALCON LAKE - 'Shores'
Newport / Cardiff
REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT, THE - 'Last Memories'
MAGPIE INSTINCT - 'Goalposts'
MR HUW - 'Y Ferch Dryloyw'
FALLS - 'Naughty Strawberry'
TENDER PREY - 'Bug Blood'
SUE DENIM - 'Brewster Mccloud'
METABEATS - 'Eyeseeyou ( Featuring Dubbledge )'
DOC DANEEKA AND ABIGAIL WYLES - 'Toby Jug'
CASTOR - 'Through Light'
TELEVISOR - 'Stand Up'
SHRUNKEN HEADS - 'Through The Roof'
DEMENTIO 13 - 'Crash Street'
KNICKERS - 'Darling'
London / Cardiff Distribution
LITTLE ARROW - 'Our Taste Is Violence'
SECONDS FROM RUIN - 'Distant Light'
SIMON LOVE'S COCK & BALLS - 'It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time'
Cardiff / London
BROTHER CUBS - 'Best Times'
BEAR BEATS BAND, THE - 'Sunrise'
BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
PATTO - 'The Man'
RACHEL RIMMER - 'The Waves'
COUSINS - 'Look Good For The City'
Pembrokeshire / Aberystwyth
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