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  1. Interview: Steve Balsamo on Balsamo And Deighton

    Wednesday 25 July 2012, 11:12

    James McLaren James McLaren

    You might know Steve Balsamo from The Storys, or from his solo work, or you might know him from his turn as the titular character of Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1990s, but the Swansea man has turned his hand to another interesting role.

    This time, he's been writing with sometime Storys member and...

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  2. Gruff Rhys on Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg

    Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11:01

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This weekend (13 and 14 July), Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society) celebrates its 50th birthday with a massive festival in the historic pavilion at Pontrhydfendigaid in West Wales.

    The festival features a broad swathe of Welsh-singing and thinking musical performers, from established...

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  3. The Welshman who brought us Seasick Steve

    Friday 6 July 2012, 09:27

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Sometimes it's quite surprising where you'll meet a fellow Welshman in a distant part of the world.

    I was in the heart of Texas at South By Southwest (SXSW) festival when I first met Andy Zammit from Bronzerat Records, a one man operation that managed to land a few punches when he signed and made a...

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  4. Future Of The Left interview

    Tuesday 3 July 2012, 12:14

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    At the start of June, I stumbled aboard a Eurostar train to Brussels at an insultingly early time of the morning, to go and see Cardiff's Future of the Left on their European tour.

    My escapades are detailed elsewhere on this blog. On the old school ferry back, lightly frayed and subtly seasick, I interviewed...

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  5. Introducing Barefoot Dance Of The Sea

    Wednesday 27 June 2012, 11:25

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    There's been a host of great Welsh albums released this year already: Richard James, Meilyr Jones and Euros Childs' Cousins, Julie Murphy, Joshua Caole, Future Of The Left... and so the list goes on.

    Another to add to the pile is Beneath Closed Eyes, the eagerly anticipated debut from three-part harmony...

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  6. Charlotte Church on Radio Wales

    Tuesday 29 May 2012, 08:50

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Last weekend Charlotte Church joined Bethan Elfyn for an extensive interview.

    Following up her 2010 album, Back To Scratch, Church exclusively chatted to Bethan about her as-yet untitled new set, working with local musicians and her attitude to the music industry.

    In addition, three brand new tracks...

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  7. "Seeing Welsh flags in the crowd made me very proud"

    Friday 25 May 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In 2004 James Fox became the last Welsh person to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. He came 16th, so not an unmitigated disaster, but neither was it a stellar success. I talked to him about his time on the competition.

    Looking back to 2004, what were your thoughts about Eurovision...

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  8. Joy Formidable tour diary - day five

    Monday 2 April 2012, 15:32

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    So, to my last day with The Joy Formidable. Typical that I should get used to the touring bus lifestyle on my final day with them. I slept last night; if not like a baby, well, like a big-sideburned toddler.

    The trip from Philadelphia to Boston takes over seven hours, so we're still in transit when...

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  9. John Cale at 70: Cale and Catatonia

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In 1999 the cream of Welsh musical talent gathered in Cardiff to work with John Cale on a performance film called Beautiful Mistake, directed by Marc Evans.

    One of the acts working with Cale was Catatonia. We caught up with Catatonia guitarist Owen Powell to talk about his experiences of working with...

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  10. John Cale at 70: Cale and Squeeze

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In 1977 John Cale, who celebrates his 70th birthday on Friday 9 March, produced the first EP by a London new wave/pop group called Squeeze. Packet Of Three was well received and they went on to record their first album the next year with Cale.

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  11. John Cale at 70: The Culture Show

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As we celebrate the 70th birthday of John Cale, here's a piece of video from the BBC archive.

    Miranda Sawyer interviewed Cale for The Culture Show in 2009. The in-depth discussion took in his life in America, his relationship with his Velvet Underground bandmates and his ambitions.

    Watch the clip here...

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  12. John Cale at 70: interview (2005)

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In 2005 BBC Wales Music contributor Louis Pattison talked to John Cale about Iggy Pop, tonality and that chicken. Here we republish that in-depth interview.

    You've been touring the new album, BlackAcetate. How's it been?

    We didn't get further than Berlin this time...

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  13. John Cale at 70: Heroin, Wales and Me

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    There's always been a dark side to the career of John Cale, whose 70th birthday we celebrate this Friday (9 March).

    Going to America, founding The Velvet Underground and being part of the Factory, Cale and his bandmates were around drugs all the time. He indulged, as he freely admits.

    In this video...

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  14. John Cale at 70: interview (2010)

    Wednesday 7 March 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In February 2010 BBC 6 Music talked to John Cale about performing his classic 1972 album Paris 1919. Here are excerpts from that interview, in which he discusses both the record, his former bandmates and the notion of the 'album'.

    This was the last record you wrote before you left LA to return to the...

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  15. Feeder: The songs that made us

    Monday 27 February 2012, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Last week I talked to Feeder about the songs that made their career.

    Prior to the release of their latest album, Generation Freakshow (out 26 March), the band were in the Radio Wales studios to record special acoustic tracks and an interview with Georgia Ruth Williams' show, to be broadcast this Saturday...

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  16. The Blackout and Attack! Attack! singers to release split album

    Wednesday 22 February 2012, 08:50

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The lead singers of two of the biggest of Wales' new wave of rock bands are to release a split acoustic album, it has been announced.

    Ghosts & Echoes, an acoustic 10 track record by Gavin Butler of The Blackout and Neil Starr of Attack! Attack!, will be released on 1 April...

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  17. Amy Wadge: my role in Ed Sheeran's success

    Friday 17 February 2012, 08:55

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Next Tuesday's Brit Awards, the annual celebration of the UK's music industry, will have more than a passing interest for a Welsh singer and songwriter by the name of Amy Wadge. She has written with and mentored triple Brits nominee Ed Sheeran since he was 17.

    We invited Amy to write a piece for us...

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  18. Manics Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists on Radio Wales

    Friday 10 February 2012, 14:08

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first album by Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists. Radio Wales have joined the festivities.

    Listen to Simon Price and me talk to Jamie and Louise on the station this morning:

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    And listen to Oli and Bethan of Good Morning Wales...

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  19. Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists: Dave Eringa, session musician

    Wednesday 8 February 2012, 10:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists, we ask session musician Dave Eringa about his role on the album and his friendship with the band.

    "I was the assistant engineer...

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  20. Manic Street Preachers' Generation Terrorists: Jarrad Owens, Amped

    Wednesday 8 February 2012, 10:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Manic Street Preachers' début album Generation Terrorists, Manics-superfan Jarrad Owens of the website Amped gives his thoughts on the album.

    "Generation Terrorists (working title...

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