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Adam Walton Adam Walton | 12:08 UK time, Thursday, 4 November 2010

This week's show fought many-headed mythical monsters, braved bilious waters, clawed its way to the top of dizzying crags, all to find you three hours worth of Welsh musical golden fleeces.

And it was worth every death-defying moment!

OK.

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: themysterytour@gmail.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Due to post Swn comedown (a recognised medical affliction), I've rather let the Welsh Music Calendar slip out of date.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 themysterytour@gmail.com 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: themysterytour@gmail.com

Have an excellent, music-filled week!

Thank you/diolch,

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

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