456 posts about wales on this blog
Friday 20 November 2009, 10:48
Mother of Six are a storm that has been gathering over Wrexham for the last 18 months. All the black clouds, ominous rumblings and spectacular flashes are about to reach some kind of apotheosis with the release of their eponymous debut EP on Monday 30 November.
Friday 13 November 2009, 09:30
I hauled my heavy ass up Moel Famau this morning. A freakish morning devoid of rain must have addled my big head.
I eschewed the silence and birdsong in favour of some choice Welsh demos on the iPod. I think I heard the first two. The rest of the country's nascent musical efforts were obliterated by...
Wednesday 11 November 2009, 11:28
Tuesday 10 November 2009, 14:10
Ben Powell, a.k.a. Mank, has been making unsettling and beautiful electronic music for almost a decade.
Monday 9 November 2009, 08:44
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?
Thursday 5 November 2009, 10:09
Following up his best-selling debut, Rhydian Roberts has announced details of his second album, O Fortuna.
Wednesday 4 November 2009, 09:09
Friday 30 October 2009, 14:28
Thursday 29 October 2009, 16:42
Thursday 29 October 2009, 12:23
Thursday 29 October 2009, 10:07Swn 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.
Wednesday 28 October 2009, 11:03Swn Festival, perhaps Marina And The Diamonds are one of the most talked-about.
Wednesday 28 October 2009, 10:55
Anglesey's Johnny R is about as close as music in North Wales has to an out-and-out iconoclast.
Tuesday 27 October 2009, 11:41Swn 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...
Wednesday 21 October 2009, 11:36
Monday 19 October 2009, 14:11
The first single from Lostrophets' fourth album, It's Not The End Of The World (But I Can See It From Here) has entered the charts at number 16.
You can listen to an excerpt of the track and don't forget to leave your comments about what you think of the single - are you looking forward to the album...
Thursday 15 October 2009, 11:4460ft Dolls, Novocaine and Dub War.
Thursday 15 October 2009, 11:09Swn Festival. Swn is an intimate sprawl of excellent leftfield music spread around many of Cardiff's venues, clubs and pubs. Radio 1 and C2's Huw Stephens told me that the festival was inspired by other city-based music events, like...
Wednesday 14 October 2009, 17:27
Here's a common spotted orchid, I photographed on Anglesey earlier this year:
The husband and wife team have...
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 16:18
I'm increasingly of the opinion that we're very much in the midst of an unprecedented, restrictive, musical conservatism - at least with regards to the bands that receive support in the mainstream media and achieve commercial success.
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