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494 posts about Wales on this blog

  1. I Am Austin bag first TV show appearance

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 14:52

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Connah's Quay dance-rock duo I Am Austin - aka David Mitchell and Adam Hughes - are set for a TV break this weekend with an appearance on Channel 4's Evo Music Rooms show.

    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...

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  2. Cob Records on Record Store Day

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 14:29

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The motivations behind Record Store Day (Saturday 17 April) are detailed elsewhere in this blog.

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    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...

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  3. Lostprophets' 'Felon' film a gritty affair

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 12:05

    James McLaren James McLaren

    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.

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  4. Culprit 1 sends Letters

    Wednesday 14 April 2010, 11:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Newport dance wunderkind Culprit 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).
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  5. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 11 April 2010

    Monday 12 April 2010, 14:29

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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).

    bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s062t/Adam_Walton_11_04_2010/

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  6. Record Store Day in Wales

    Monday 12 April 2010, 09:33

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Saturday, 17 April, is Record 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.

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  7. Shirley Bassey's Glasto remembered in portrait

    Friday 9 April 2010, 16:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    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.


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    (Photograph of Dame Shirley Bassey © Venetia Dearden...

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  8. The Joy Formidable sign American deal

    Thursday 8 April 2010, 11:10

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    North Wales trio The Joy Formidable have signed a deal with American boutique label Black Bell Records, founded by The Passion Pit.

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  9. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 4 April 2010

    Wednesday 7 April 2010, 17:01

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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...

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  10. Newport singer gets a boost from ad music

    Wednesday 7 April 2010, 14:02

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    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.

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  11. Tune in this morning

    Wednesday 7 April 2010, 10:59

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Madeleine Havard - a wildlife expert who used to work for the Countryside Council for Wales is taking your wildlife questions this morning on the Jamie and Louise show on Radio Wales between 10-11am. Tune in and ask a question!

    Listen live on BBC Radio Wales

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  12. Three Tenors: the Welsh version

    Tuesday 6 April 2010, 11:59

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Pavarotti may be performing at the great opera house in the sky these days, and the heyday of the Three Tenors at World Cup 1990 may be 20 years ago now, but three Welsh opera stars have formed a new partnership with high hopes for success.

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  13. Sir Tom Jones cancels shows because of illness

    Tuesday 6 April 2010, 10:23

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Acute laryngitis has forced Sir Tom Jones to cancel more shows on his current Asian tour.

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  14. Gruff Rhys and Tony Da Gatorra to release collaboration

    Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:57

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Super Furry Animals' lead singer Gryff Rhys will release an album with a Brazilian musician and 'TV repair man' Tony Da Gatorra on 26 July this year.

    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...

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  15. Tom Cruise to help Charlotte Church in USA

    Tuesday 30 March 2010, 10:13

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    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.

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  16. The School - Telfords Warehouse, Chester- Friday 19 March 2010

    Monday 29 March 2010, 15:39

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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...

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  17. Listen to Kids In Glass Houses performing Marina And The Diamonds

    Thursday 25 March 2010, 13:41

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Kids In Glass Houses appeared on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 and played two tracks in the Live Lounge: current single Matters At All and a cover of Marina And The Diamonds' hit Hollywood.

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  18. Frug! fanzine celebrates John Sicolo's life

    Wednesday 24 March 2010, 09:44

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    A special edition of 1990s Newport fanzine Frug! is available now, celebrating the life of TJ's founder and owner John Sicolo, who died last week.

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  19. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 14 March 2010

    Monday 22 March 2010, 09:37

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    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...

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  20. Heal the Last Stand, Telfords Warehouse, Chester, Thursday 18 March 2010

    Friday 19 March 2010, 11:56

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    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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