Tuesday 14 September 2010, 15:28
This week's show fair bristles with Welsh musical innovation and ability. It's like the Kids from Fame (ask an ageing uncle or auntie), but spread across most of Wales and with fewer leg-warmers (and much more innate musical talent).
I spent Friday at the awe-inspiring edifice to Welsh artistic expression (so long as it doesn't have the temerity to swear in rock 'n' roll, that is) that is the Wales Millennium Centre, celebrating Welsh Music Foundation's 10th birthday. WMF has spent a decade advising, aiding and encouraging Welsh music's significant contribution to the economy and cultural landscape of this country. I talk about that a little, and get to play some Mclusky on my show as a result, which has to be a good thing.
One of WMF's founders is Huw Williams. He's our regular archaeologist with special knowledge of obscure, almost-forgotten, under-celebrated music from south Wales as his remit. This week, he reminds us of Yes Let's.
My role here is to compile as much intriguing and fresh Welsh music as is humanely possible in 180 minutes from the demos and releases that have blessed my inbox in the last week. So, whether it's the joyous, cosmopolitan sounds drummed up by Drymbago, The Diogenes Club's sophisticated synth pop, Gardening's mind-melting glitch techno, or any one of the many ports of call we visit this week, there are sounds to be marvelled at. Guaranteed.
Please send demos / tips / gig info and coupons to email@example.com - make it your/their best track and include a short biography & contact number, please.
Also, to keep you abreast of the key Welsh releases that are incoming feel free to check out the Welsh Music Calendar.
Each week I share the playlist for the programme with my colleagues at BBC Wales so that they have an opportunity to check out the music that might best fit our daytime and evening playlists (music marked with an asterisk below.)
Artists I have never played before are marked with a +.
If you have any questions regarding the show/the tracklisting below/Welsh music in general, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have an excellent, music-filled week,
ALEX DINGLEY (Llansteffan)*
Oh The Manatee (EP Version)
THE ARTERIES (Swansea)
Capture The Flag
WE ARE ANIMAL (Caernarfon)*
This City Is Afraid Of Me
THE DIOGENES CLUB (Cardiff)*+
I AM AUSTIN (Connah's Quay)
PERRY WIMBLETON (Aberystwyth)
My Lying Tongue
ALEX COMANA (Cardiff)+
FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Cardiff)
Fuck The Countryside Alliance
To Hell With Good Intentions
CUB CUB (St Asaph)
Sunny Day In North Wales
HAIL THE PLANES (Cardiff)
Pussy Blood Acid
MAGDEN AUDIO (Cardiff)*+
No Fate But What We Make
Bob Grainger: Sexual Pervert
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR (Cardiff / Tredegar)
I'm Weatherproof [session For Beth Elfyn]
STAGGA FEATURING SKAMMA AND JOE BLOW (Barry)
KING LOUIS COLLECTIVE (Cardiff)*+
Son Of A Gun
CATHERINE A.D. (Merthyr Tydfil)*
PHIL DAVIES AND THE NINJASMOKEBOMBS (Llangefni)*+
Fixed Penalty Points
STRAIGHT LINES (Pontypridd)*
Say It For Your Sake
DAVIES VRS. DAVIES (Cardiff)+
Once Upon A Time In Ynysmaerdy (Will I Ever Queue Again)
HECTOR'S FANCLUB (Tregaron / Pontarddulais)*+
PETE LAWRIE FEATURING SHAD (Penarth / Cardiff)
All That We Keep (PLO Remix)
THE CALLING CARD (Newport)
Don't Let It Go
HUWIE PRICE (Cardiff)*+
IN FRED'S HOUSE (Valleys)*+
Mother Of Three