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Monday 13 September 2010, 12:48
Nine years after the death of Big Country singer Stuart Adamson, The Alarm's frontman Mike Peters has been asked to take the mic for the Scottish band.
Adamson, Big Country's original singer, hanged himself in a Honolulu hotel room in 2001.
Wednesday 8 September 2010, 13:34
Manchester, you big old breezy place - lovely to be back. Now, where is your Roadhouse venue? I used to negotiate Manchester via Hulme towerblock landmarks, crumbling Victorian warehouses and straggles of indie kids avoiding muggings.
But you're unrecognisable, these days. You're new, wide, impressive...
Wednesday 8 September 2010, 12:38
We're feeling like we're starting a new school term this week here at at BBC Introducing - a month of fresh new sessions are on the way from Houdini Dax, Town and tomorrow, kicking things off, Strange News From Another Star.
They'll be no strangers to the music hubbub...
Thursday 2 September 2010, 11:26
Cardiff Barfly is closed until further notice, and the internet has been a-buzz with lamentations of the venue's demise since the information first surfaced a couple of nights ago.
While it might not have been the best venue in the world, the 150-capacity space has played...
Friday 27 August 2010, 12:31
Update: On his Twitter, Gruff Rhys has posted: "Slow news day. SFA have not split up. Love SFA."
Guardian Cardiff editor Hannah Waldram quoted an unnamed source:...
Thursday 26 August 2010, 11:26
Stereophonics are to reissue their first two albums and celebrate the release with special gigs at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
According to their official website today, 1997's Word Gets Around and 1999's Performance And Cocktails will each be reissued in two-CD deluxe and three-CD super deluxe formats...
Thursday 26 August 2010, 10:48
London-based North Walians The Joy Formidable have signed a major record deal in the United States.
Following in the footsteps of Kings Of Leon, the space rock trio have signed to the Warner group's Canvasback label in the US, and a prominent record exec has been enthusing about them to Music Week....
Wednesday 25 August 2010, 10:06
The Beatles are notorious for the difficulty people have in using their material. Try sampling A Day In The Life and see how far you get.
But Tyrone Marshall, a Welsh singer-songwriter, has been able to sample one of John Lennon's last ever interviews and it's gaining him some coverage including in...
Monday 23 August 2010, 15:58
Published by Picador in October, the book, as Myers explains in a recent NME blog post, is an account of the lyricist's (and sometime guitarist's) life from birth...
Thursday 19 August 2010, 11:54
The rap crew, fresh from the success of their big-up to the city in song, have announced their own golf tournament and gig. On...
Tuesday 17 August 2010, 08:41
Pete Lawrie, the south Wales singer-songwriter newly signed to Universal Island, has given us an exclusive video, documenting a weekend of musical fun and frolics earlier this summer.
Watch as the Long Welsh Weekend takes him around the country in his yellow VW campervan, playing impromptu gigs with...
Monday 16 August 2010, 10:24
In one of the most in-depth and illuminating interviews I've ever heard with the Manics frontman, he talks about what...
Thursday 12 August 2010, 12:06
Tuesday 10 August 2010, 16:23
I'm just back from yet another ramble around the countryside at The Big Chill festival. It was my first visit to the event, and the offer of work, plus the undeniable lure of an airstream caravan for the weekend (next door to Lilly Allen) definitely helped.
Here's my caravan:
I was hosting and DJing...
Monday 9 August 2010, 13:47
Listen to Sean and James talk to Bethan about their crazy fans and an ill-executed entrance to the Kerrang! awards last week.
Gavin Butler, one of the singers of The Blackout...
Monday 9 August 2010, 09:50
Newport State Of Mind (You're Not From Newport), uploaded to the video-sharing site yesterday, gently accuses the team behind the YouTube phenomenon of not...
Friday 6 August 2010, 10:45
Listen to their acoustic versions of their own track Your Betrayal, and their cover of Pendulum's Witchcraft here:
Feel free to comment...
Friday 6 August 2010, 10:23
Fresh from their headlining slot at the Cardiff Big Weekend, The Blackout came into the studio to talk to Bethan Elfyn and play some acoustic tracks for her show (Saturday 7 August, 6pm, BBC Radio Wales).
The Merthyr band's pop rock is gathering momentum and this year they're touring Europe with none...
Thursday 5 August 2010, 16:46
Ritzy of the band told us: "After several months away in Australia and the USA we're excitedly anticipating being back in the UK this autumn to headline the NME Radar tour. We're...
Wednesday 4 August 2010, 15:21
Paul Potts, Port Talbot's opera-singing Britain's Got Talent winner, has split from Simon Cowell's record label.
Syco Records, a subdivision of Sony, had worked with Potts since the 2007 competition, but the parties have separated prior to the release of his third album, Cinema Paradiso.
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