Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 31 October 2010
And it was worth every death-defying moment!
All I did was trawl through the .mp3's in my inbox, diligently listen through the jiffy bags that had dropped onto my doormat, and go out to see a few bands. But that last bit brought me face to face with something far more terrible than the Gorgon. I saw a band in Wrexham who wanted to be Brother Beyond! In 2010! When will the baggy t-shirted nightmares END?
Centre stage on tonight's show are The Victorian English Gentlemens Club. They're as close as Wales has to a Wire infused Talking Heads. I don't know a band who are as restless as they are, both in the sense that they're frequently on tour (currently in Europe) and ceaseless in their creativity. We have the majority of their live set from this year's Swn Festival (minus the songs we'd already broadcast). It's a fascinating and brilliant set quite unlike anything else I saw that weekend. I can't wait for their recently completed third album. But this fills that yearning nicely for the time being.
I preview this weekend's Absurd Festival (Saturday 6 November - http://www.theabsurd.co.uk/festival/ ) - the most essential and fascinating live music event to happen in Northeast Wales in my lifetime. No word of exaggeration.
Ben Hayes comes in to talk about inspirational blues.
And there is amazing music from all over Wales covering the whole sonic spectrum.
Welsh demos/releases should be sent as a high quality .mp3 to: email@example.com
Or posted to: Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, Library & Arts Centre, Rhosddu Rd., WREXHAM LL11 1AU
Due to post Swn comedown (a recognised medical affliction), I've rather let the Welsh Music Calendar slip out of date. If you have any releases/key events coming up, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get it up to date ASAP. I know it's being used, but I'm only a poor excuse for diligence at the best of time so I NEED YOUR HELP to maintain it.
Any help would be much appreciated.
And if you have any thoughts/suggestions/creative insults etc., please send to: email@example.com
Have an excellent, music-filled week!
Adam T. Walton
COLORAMA (Benllech) Royal Victoria Arcade Pt 1
COLORAMA (Benllech) Box
HARBOUR (Cardiff) Catastrophising
GRUFF RHYS (Pembrokeshire) Shark-ridden Waters
CHANNEL SWIMMER (Cardiff) Raiti
JAYCE LEWIS (Bridgend) Solitaire
FRIENDS ELECTRIC (Neath) Golden Blood
ATOMCK (Newport) Finite Crisis
ATOMCK Dark Prism
SWITCH FUSION (Llanberis) Mindlapse
BONNIE PILGRIM (Snowdonia) Dawn Sun
JONNY (Pembrokeshire) Gloria
GIRLS (Cardiff label) Heartbreaker
VVOLVES (Aberystwyth/Cardiff) Wolves
THE SPENCER MCGARRY SEASON (Cardiff) The Girl From Milwaukee Immortalised In A Talkie
GALLOPS (Wrexham) Defbox
THE MICE ON THE MOUSE ORGAN (Mold) Heights
PARKING NON STOP (Bangor) Crystalline
BENSH (Cardiff) Doubt
DUBBLEDGE AND METABEATS (Cardiff) Making Of A Slave Aka Willie Lynch
THE DAMN BLAGS (Wrexham) Oil Change
DRAINS (Cardiff) Xang
ALUN TAN LAN (Llanrwst) Deud Wrtha Fi Am Yr Awyr Las
Y NIWL (Llanrwst/Bangor) Wyth
SENSEGUR (Penmachno) Cyfoeth Gwlyb
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB (Cardiff) Vegc #1
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Vegc #2
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Pistol Whipped
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Vegc #4
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Vegc #5
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Vegc #6
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB Vegc #7
ROOTS ORACLE (Aberystwyth) Enough For All
DARKHOUSE FAMILY (Cardiff) Red Leather
POLLY MACKEY & THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (Wrexham) Higher (jeuce Rework)
KLAUS KINSKI (Llanfairfechan) Black Bile
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN (Llandudno) Bodies
COLOUR OF SOUND (Newport) Can I Follow You?
9BACH (Bethesda) Cariad Cyntaf
STD (Cardiff) Eldridge
QUIET NOISE (Pembrokeshire) Wood N Bass
LIARS BEWARE (Aberystwyth) Stay Invisible
SAVOY BROWN BLUES BAND Don't Turn Me From Your Door
THE LOVES (Cardiff) December Boy (radio edit)
6 DAY RIOT (London) Out To Sea