391 posts about Artists on this blog
Tuesday 20 July 2010, 09:31
Indietracks takes place in Derbyshire and is a quite frankly bizarre combination of heritage trains and indiepop music, in aid of The...
Monday 19 July 2010, 14:18
This coming Monday sees the release of Sir Tom Jones' latest album, Praise & Blame. Despite a less than enthusiastic reaction from his own label boss, it seems like there's a strong level of critical acclaim coming for the record.
Jones has said he's "baffled" by the leaked email, but it seems to...
Monday 19 July 2010, 10:56
Matt Davies and Darran Smith of Funeral For A Friend joined Bethan Elfyn as special guests on her BBC Radio Wales show, broadcast last Saturday.
As with all Beth's guests, the duo chose their Personal Playlist - a range of tunes that influenced them...
Monday 19 July 2010, 09:58
It's taken a full decade, but Lostprophets' début album, Thefakesoundofprogress, has gone through the 300,000 sales mark in the UK, gaining platinum status.
Friday 16 July 2010, 10:45
This Saturday at 6pm, Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show has special guests Matt and Darran from Funeral For A Friend revealing their Personal Playlist. My Welsh Music Atlas entry for the show visits Newport again, this time talking about the 1995 Stone Roses gig that ended in a riot.
The FFAF chaps play...
Friday 16 July 2010, 10:03
While the Albert Hall rocks to the strains of Rule Britannia, Swansea's Singleton Park on Saturday 11 September...
Thursday 15 July 2010, 18:38
One band in recent weeks have been giving me a bit of trouble. Not the people or the music, just the name. Try it: JKLMNO is not the easiest thing to say.
Now LMNO, that's smoother, or XYZ, or LMNOP, QRS, or ABC, yes, there are blocks of the alphabet that run together neatly, but awkward as it is, JKLMNO...
Thursday 15 July 2010, 12:59
Back in 2004 North Wales punk rockers The Alarm played a trick on the music industry which is now being made into a film.
In an effort to expose ageism within the industry, the band recorded a single, 45 RPM, and recruited a young local band to front the release, under the name of The Poppyfields...
Wednesday 14 July 2010, 16:01
Stuart Cable (photo: Jon Pountney)
The band said in a statement: "To think Stu won't be joining...
Tuesday 13 July 2010, 17:51
The fourpiece formed in 2006 and have now been picked up by the label, home of bands like Kiss, Slipknot, Nickelback, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium...
Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:32
Last week Bethan interviewed Cardiff-based musician John Mouse, who recorded a session for Radio 1 at London's Maida Vale studios.
John was joined for the session by his TV presenter brother Steve Jones, who duetted together on the song The Last Great Rhondda Romance. The pair also agreed to be filmed...
Wednesday 7 July 2010, 16:22
This time we're looking at a story that has reached legendary proportions in south Wales: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at TJ's in Newport.
You can read the full story here and tune in from 6pm this Saturday...
Wednesday 7 July 2010, 10:30
For over a year we've been working with the Radio Wales Evening Show, videoing some of the performances of artists in session. This week saw The Roseville Band join Alan Thompson for a performance which includes this song, Boxer.
The NME called them 'the Welsh Kings Of Leon, and they're getting some...
Tuesday 6 July 2010, 10:09
The Take (photo: Chris Hudson)
But that's not the point; for me and for the people who saw them play...
Monday 5 July 2010, 10:04
Sir Tom Jones has become the victim of a furious tirade from none other than the vice president of his record company, in a leaked email to The Sunday Times.
David Sharpe of Island Records reacted angrily to hearing the gospel-influenced songs on Jones' upcoming Praise And Blame record.
In an email...
Monday 5 July 2010, 09:02
One of Wales' foremost bands of the last decade, Funeral For a Friend, are about to release an EP, The Young And Defenceless, through Pledgemusic. With band personnel changes and a new model of interacting with their fanbase, the band's frontman, Matt Davies, was in impassioned mood when we caught up...
Friday 2 July 2010, 14:29
At first it doesn't feel quite right. I'm sat in the back garden collecting a bit of sunburn and I have Yucatan's new EP, Enlli, on my mp3 player. It's humid, I'm cursing the Viking genes that make me want to run and hide in dark places whenever the sun shines like this; I'm cheesed off; moist for all...
Friday 18 June 2010, 14:56
Next week's Whitehaven Festival considered cancelling in the aftermath of the shootings, but organisers decided to proceed with the event...
Friday 18 June 2010, 13:54
Listen to Grant Nicholas of Feeder talk to Radio Wales' Alan Thompson about their new album, Renegades, released on 5 July.
Grant also shared his thoughts on the death of Stuart Cable and how supportive the former Stereophonics drummer had been to his band.
Friday 18 June 2010, 12:29
We've been thinking about top notch record sleeves from Wales this week and we'd like to hear from you what sleeves you'd nominate.
Now I'm not naming names here, but this discussion was apropos of a journey through some old Welsh records kicking around the office and - my god! - there were some shockers...
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