494 posts about Wales on this blog
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 14:52
The self-confessed "smallest band in the world" - a reference to their heights of 5' 5" - will appear on the show at 12.30am this...
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 14:29
Cob Records in Bangor are adding to the day's celebrations by having in-store live sets from vaunted (and deservedly so) psych surf instrumentalists Y Niwl; Bethesda's Wyrligigs (launching a new album...
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 12:05
For the release of their new single, For He's A Jolly Good Felon, on Visible Noise this week, Lostprophets have filmed a special, extended promo clip which features gangsters and 'felons' engaged in nefarious activities in an inner-city area.
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 11:33Culprit 1 has branched out from his usual electronica with a remix of a compositon by Cardiff's own famed composer John Hardy, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW).
Monday 12 April 2010, 14:29
This week's show features an interview with Mitch from Deeside's monstrously scuzzy I Am Austin in advance of their appearance on Channel 4's Evo Music Rooms (this Friday morning at 12.10am, alongside Graham Coxon and Darwin Deez).
Monday 12 April 2010, 09:33Record Store Day: a celebration of the independent record shops that were once a common sight on high streets up and down the country, but today are becoming are rarer than those proverbial hens' teeth.
Friday 9 April 2010, 16:22
Back in 2007, Dame Shirley Bassey appeared at a sodden Glastonbury resplendent in a £50,000 Julian MacDonald pink dress and iconic diamanté Wellington boots. Now a portrait of her from that time is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
(Photograph of Dame Shirley Bassey © Venetia Dearden...
Thursday 8 April 2010, 11:10
Wednesday 7 April 2010, 17:01
This week's show features Bethesda's 9bach recorded live at Hendre Hall, Tal Y Bont last month. Their eponymous debut album (released on Gwymon last year) manages to to weave traditional Welsh folk songs into a modern context. It's as informed in the space and emotive drama of the likes of Massive Attack...
Wednesday 7 April 2010, 14:02
Jeff Hooper, a Newport-based singer who performs his own material and on demos for some of the world's best-known songwriters, is in the spotlight this month thanks to Skoda using his song Bluebird in an advert.
Wednesday 7 April 2010, 10:59
Tuesday 6 April 2010, 11:59
Tuesday 6 April 2010, 10:23
Acute laryngitis has forced Sir Tom Jones to cancel more shows on his current Asian tour.
Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:57
The album, The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness was recorded and mixed in one massive session with long-time Furries collaborator Kris Jenkins at the helm...
Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:13
it is reported that filmstar Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes believe that Welsh singer and TV talent show judge Charlotte Church could make it in America.
Monday 29 March 2010, 15:39
I'm not one for nostalgia, raking over the ashes of rock n roll's past in search of some dying embers of inspiration. However two of my favourite releases this year are coloured largely by the sound of yesterdays long past: Y Niwl's debut EP and The School's crafted and melodically sumptuous debut album...
Thursday 25 March 2010, 13:41
Wednesday 24 March 2010, 09:44
Monday 22 March 2010, 09:37
This week's show features sets of live musical wonderment recorded at our recent happening in Hendre Hall, Bangor from Aberystwyth's Georgia Ruth, Tregarth's John Lawrence and Machynlleth's Nia Morgan. Have to get those hometowns / villages in there. It was a magical night and these recordings capture...
Friday 19 March 2010, 11:56
It's been a sad week for music-lovers: John Sicolo, Micky Jones, Alex Chilton, Charlie Gillett, Mark Linkous - all passing away within days of each other. The mood has been sombre. None of these men were friends, but the music they either made or encouraged was. Their legacies live on, of course, but...
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