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127 posts about South Wales on this blog

  1. Cate Le Bon interview

    Tuesday 15 December 2009, 10:20

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Cardiff-based indie-electronica-folk singer Cate Le Bon talked to BBC Wales about her background in South West Wales, her influences and future plans.

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    Listen to the interview here.

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  2. Niece's single for flood hero PC

    Friday 11 December 2009, 10:47

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    The 12-year-old niece of a police officer killed in the Cumbrian floods has recorded a single in honour of her "hero uncle".

    Bethany Galbraith of Pontypridd, south Wales, was devastated after Pc Bill Barker, 44, died when a bridge collapsed during last month's floods.

    Find out more.

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  3. Video: The Automatic cover Shakira

    Friday 11 December 2009, 09:50

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    As promised, we've published a new video taken from The Automatic's acoustic session for the Radio Wales Evening Show. The band apply their treatment to Shakira's She Wolf.

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    What do you think of their version?

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  4. The Automatic Radio Wales session videos

    Thursday 10 December 2009, 11:21

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    This week, the Cowbridge fourpiece The Automatic came into Radio Wales to do one of Alan Thompson's Monday night acoustic sessions for the Evening Show.
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    They performed four songs: old single Steve McQueen (criminally overlooked and a great song), new single Interstate, forthcoming single Run And Hide...

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  5. Future Of The Left in NME's top 50 of 2009

    Wednesday 9 December 2009, 14:20

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Not content with appearing in Adam Walton's top 10 albums of the decade with Travels With Myself And Another, Cardiff's Future Of The Left have scooped number 18 in the NME's top albums of 2009 list with the album.

    Check out the NME's list.

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  6. Marina & The Diamonds makes BBC Sound of 2010

    Monday 7 December 2009, 08:31

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    One of our favourite new artists of 2009, Marina & The Diamonds, has made the 15-strong long list of the BBC Sound of 2010 list.

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  7. Top Welsh albums of the decade

    Friday 4 December 2009, 14:30

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    So where did the last 10 years go? It only seems like yesterday that the first Number One of the Noughties, Masses Against The Classes by Manic Street Preachers, was crashing into the charts.

    The decade has been a very successful one for Welsh music, so we've put together our own list:
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  8. Andy Fairweather Low: 'pop music's face of 1969'

    Friday 4 December 2009, 11:14

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Sixties pop icon Andy Fairweather-Low of Amen Corner chatted to Mal Pope this week on Radio Wales' Evening Show.

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  9. Spencer Davis storytelling today

    Thursday 3 December 2009, 14:24

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Swansea's legendary Spencer Davis will be talking about his life and work at a master class hosted by Swansea Music Art Dance at Mozart's Bar in Uplands on tonight at 8pm. Find out more about the event and read an interview with Davis.

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  10. Kids In Glass Houses video session tracks

    Thursday 3 December 2009, 11:13

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Three members of south Wales' Kids In Glass Houses, gearing up for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album, joined Alan Thompson on Radio Wales for an acoustic session this week.

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  11. Stereophonics' Kelly Jones going for Hollywood?

    Thursday 26 November 2009, 08:55

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones has been talking about a potential alternative to his songwriting career: scripting Hollywood films.

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  12. Cerys has baby boy early

    Wednesday 25 November 2009, 14:59

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Cerys Matthews, one of Wales' best-known music stars and ex-singer of Catatonia, has given birth to a baby boy eight weeks prematurely, and says he's "an amazing surprise".

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  13. All Tomorrows Parties and the Soundtrack Film Festival

    Tuesday 24 November 2009, 13:58

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Over the weekend Cardiff hosted another exciting, growing festival that saw the glitterati of the music world in a slightly different context, the Soundtrack Film Festival. Creation Records, Warp Film, John Cale and Gruff Rhys were among those involved, the latter launching an extremely exciting film...

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  14. Lostprophets: X Factor throwing people to the lions

    Monday 23 November 2009, 08:31

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Fame was never the aim for Lostprophets, say Mike Lewis and Stuart Richardson as they talk to Radio Wales' Jamie and Louise show.

    Listen again here.

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    The guitarist and bassist, promoting their forthcoming fourth album, The Betrayed, say that many artists enter the music industry for the wrong reasons...

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  15. Lucie Jones suffers Jedward X Factor snub

    Monday 9 November 2009, 08:44

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Lucie Jones has been the surprise evictee of X Factor, after losing in a sing-off against cartoonish Dublin twins John and Edward. But, in the long run, is it such a bad thing for the 18-year-old from Pentyrch near Cardiff?

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  16. Rhydian's X Factor follow-up

    Thursday 5 November 2009, 10:09

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Following up his best-selling debut, Rhydian Roberts has announced details of his second album, O Fortuna.

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  17. Lucie Jones on the X Factor 'bubble'

    Wednesday 4 November 2009, 09:09

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Lucie Jones, the X Factor contestant from Pentyrch in Cardiff, joined Radio Wales' Mel Doel to discuss her time on the show.

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  18. Come on feel the Swn!

    Thursday 29 October 2009, 10:07

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Cardiff city never felt so exciting as it did last weekend for Swn festival, testament to how a few people working together with very little resources and lots of determination can pull off something special. More power to the DIY collective.

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  19. Marina And The Diamonds at Sŵn

    Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:03

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Of all the great acts on at last weekend's Swn Festival, perhaps Marina And The Diamonds are one of the most talked-about.

    Watch Marina and some of the other stars of Sŵn, including Post War Years, Bright Light Bright Light and The Zimmermans, recorded on a mobile phone - apologies for the variable...

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  20. After Swn 2009

    Tuesday 27 October 2009, 11:41

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    So, Swn 2009 is over. The hangover still lingers, as do the memories of so many great bands, so many friendly faces and good people. Swn was so good it could transform the most charismatic conversationalist into a pub bore, banging on and on (and... on) about who they saw over the weekend while the unblessed...

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