Thursday 1 December 2011, 13:03
This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Apologies for the embarrassing lateness of this information. The early part of the week was swallowed up by a lot of last minute research I had to do for a Science Café recording at Bangor University. Then, the millisecond that was over my body treated me to a particularly incapacitating case of Man Flu.
It's not the first time my body has let me down, frankly. Not by a long chalk.
This week's show features a live set from Dan Amor recorded in the gloriously cosy environs of the Gwesty Gwydir in Betws-Y-Coed. Dan's new album Neigwl is out this week, and this set celebrates the woozy, harmony-soaked, mellow excellence of the album. Like Crosby, Stills and Nash if they'd come from Penmachno. Or Americana re-imagined Snowdonia-stylee.
Snowdonicana. As a piece of genre-defining nomenclature, It's not going to catch on, is it?
We pick up Rachel Lloyd and Matt Nicholl's excellent set from last week, that was crudely marred by a skipping CD-R. It features one of the best cover versions it has ever been my pleasure to play on the radio. It's not often, after all, that I get to play an interpretation of something great from the king of R&B (if you're thinking R Kelly at this point, please get to the back of the class, open the door, leave and never come back) Ray Charles. Great stuff.
Lisa Jen from 9bach comes aboard to tell us about their recent trip to Australia and their work with a collective of Aboriginal musicians called The Black Arm Band. And we get to hear a moving live recording of one of their collaborative pieces.
Huw Williams treats us to some great Welsh indie pop that has hitherto been rather under celebrated within our national borders.
Ben Hayes gets misty-eared for the Grumbleweeds. In tweed. It's a lovely moment, but one that may induce shrinkage or 'wet dog smell'.
Elsewhere we're fairly dripping musical excellence, most of it from Wales, including début plays for: Hell Money, Giant Monster Army, Stars and Flights, Jamie Bevan A'r Gwenddillion and Danny Gruff and the Peacemakers.
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GEORGIA RUTH - 'Old Blue'
Aberystwyth / Cardiff
JOAN BAEZ - 'Silver Dagger'
IFAN DAFYDD - 'Daddy ( Ifan Dafydd Remix Of Emeli Sande Single )'
LLWYBR LLAETHOG - 'Bodlondeb Ty Cnau ( Featuring David R. Edwards )'
Blaenau Ffestiniog / Cardiff
WIBIDI - 'Lockdown'
RALPH RIP SHIT & BUGSEED - 'Pizzurp'
HELL MONEY - 'Day 93'
60FT DOLLS - 'Happy Shopper'
LOS CAMPESINOS - 'Songs About Your Girlfriend'
FAMILY OF THE YEAR - 'St. Croix'
Wrexham / L.a.
YR ODS - 'Dadansoddi'
EDWARD H. DAFIS - 'Gwrandewch'
CUT RIBBONS - 'White Horses'
LOVELY EGGS, THE - 'New Allergies'
PRETTY PLACES - 'Daze'
HUW WILLIAMS - 'Spoken Contribution'
FRIENDS - 'Far And Away'
DAN AMOR - 'Something To You, Something To Me ( Live From Gwesty Gwydyr, Betws - Y - Coed, 23rd Nov 2011 )'
DAN AMOR - 'Run You Like A River ( Live From Gwesty Gwydyr, Betws - Y - Coed, 23rd Nov 2011 )'
DAN AMOR - 'Anhaeddiannol ( Live From Gwesty Gwydyr, Betws - Y - Coed, 23rd Nov 2011 )'
DAN AMOR - 'Lakeside ( Live From Gwesty Gwydyr, Betws - Y - Coed, 23rd Nov 2011 )'
GIANT MONSTER ARMY - 'Evilator'
HELDINKY - 'Your Place'
9BACH - 'Spoken Contribution'
9BACH - 'Bwthyn Fy Nain'
JOSEPH & DAVID - 'I'm Here'
Cardiff / Leeds
PAPER AEROPLANES - 'Winter Never Comes'
METABEATS - 'Toaster Jazz'
WILLO WISPA ( PRODUCED HANSEL THE UNICORN ) - 'What Kind Of Girls?'
STARS AND FLIGHTS - 'Angel Squared'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Destroywhitchurch.com'
BASTIONS - 'I Tried To Stitch The Sea To The Shore'
RACHEL LLOYD AND MATT NICHOLLS - 'Into The Air ( Live At Focus Wales 2011 )'
RACHEL LLOYD AND MATT NICHOLLS - 'Get In Trouble ( Live At Focus Wales 2011 )'
JAMIE BEVAN A'R GWENDDILLION - 'Strydoedd Merthyr'
BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
GRUMBLEWEEDS, THE - 'Never Before'
DANNY GRUFF & THE PEACEMAKERS - 'Passing Cars'
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