Wednesday 18 July 2012, 15:44
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I hate recording programmes.
Late night music radio is, first and foremost, about the sounds. Second, it's about we sound dweebs having somewhere to hang out where people aren't going to demand we stick Example on, or ask us where 'the tune' is. And we get to talk to each other.
Admittedly, 90% of that dialogue comes from me... but I have the microphone fader and in all honesty, even if we were in a real, physical room together it'd probably pan out similarly.
But I had to record this week's show - and forego the Twitter banter - to camp in a field full of mud in Cheltenham.
Those experiences are detailed - at great length - elsewhere.
So, I thought I'd make this show as special as I could in the restrictive circumstances and I have cobbled together... I mean 'fashioned'... a Best of Welsh Music 2012 SO FAR. A half term report, if you like.
It's entirely my point of view. I haven't tried to be democratic. Sod that for a game of soldiers. These are my favourite sounds of 2012 so far. Feel free to tell me what you would like to have heard.
My major omission - there's always one - is Soundhog's Whole Lotta Helter Skelter bootleg. Just plain forgot it.
You should hear plenty of gems and other stuff that'll annoy the hell out of you.
Many thanks / diolch o galon, Adam Walton.
GULP - 'Game Love'
RACE HORSES - 'Mates'
P L O AND RALPH RIP SHIT - 'Hold That [ Clean Edit ]'
DOC DANEEKA & BENJAMIN DAMAGE - 'Battleships Feat. Abigail Wyles'
HEAVY PETTING ZOO - 'Deathproof'
Y NIWL - 'Undegnaw [ E P Version ]'
CATE LE BON - 'Fold The Cloth'
GEORGIA RUTH - 'Bones'
Aberystwyth / Cardiff
SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Breaks'
Chester / Llangollen
CUT RIBBONS - 'Paper Shields'
WOLVES - 'Divide'
SEX HANDS - 'Gay Marriage'
Dwygfylchi / Llanfairfechan / Conwy
COWBOIS RHOS BOTWNNOG - 'Deio Bach'
BEYOND THE WIZARD'S SLEEVE - 'Door To Tomorrow'
London / Pembrokeshire
COUSINS - 'Baby Baby Baby [ Give Me More ]'
Pembrokeshire / Aberystwyth
GOLDEN FABLE - 'Sugarloaf'
ISLET - 'This Fortune'
CODEX LEICESTER - 'Hey Hey Hot Legs'
Mold / Leicester
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Whirring (album Version)'
PERFUME GENIUS - 'Sister Song'
Seattle / Welsh Management
JEWELLERS - 'Sing Trees'
K T R L - 'Offen'
IRMA VEP - 'What's That In Your Mouth? ( Album Version )'
SŵNAMI - 'Mynd A Dod'
ZERVAS & PEPPER - 'One Man Show'
HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, THE - 'Caroline'
Brighton / Welsh Label
VESTALS, THE - 'Perfect Pain'
COLORAMA - 'Hapus'
DARKHOUSE FAMILY, THE - 'Take On The World Feat. Om'mas Keith'
Cardiff / Barry
MATT CHRISTENSEN - 'Someday I Won't Matter'
Chicago / Bridgend (label)
HARRY KEYWORTH - 'Flux'
KNICKERS - 'Les Cactus'
London / Cardiff Distribution
SCHOOL, THE - 'It's Not The Same'
IFAN DAFYDD - 'Treehouse ( E. P. Version )'
NO CEREMONY /// - 'Hold On Me'
Manchester / Wales
CHRISTIAAN WEBB - 'Kids In Love'
FAMILY OF THE YEAR - 'Stairs [ E P Version ]'
Wrexham / L.a.
MARTIN CARR - 'Sailor'
ELECTRIC WEDDING - 'My Universe ( System Mix )'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Notes On Achieving Orbit [ Radio Edit ]'
CIAN CIARAN - 'You And Me [ Radio Edit ]'
SUE DENIM - 'Brewster Mccloud'
EUROS CHILDS - 'That's Better'
GWENNO - 'Ymbelydredd'
JULIE MURPHY - 'Kathleen'
RICHARD JAMES - 'Baby Blue'
Croes - Y - Ceiliog
MOWBIRD - 'Thank You, You Are Revolting'
SAM AIREY - 'The Unlocking'
WITCHES DRUM, THE - 'Watch The Freaks Lose It'
Cardiff / London
FIONA A GORWEL OWEN - 'Aderyn Du'
Llanfaelog, Ynys Môn
Wednesday 18 July 2012, 14:40
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