Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 1 August 2010
Late, late, late, late... sorry! Keen as I am to give you all of the information about this week's multithreaded, luminously patchworked quilt of the most interesting Welsh music I have heard, sometimes life gets in the way. Yesterday it was a freezer having a nervous breakdown and a daughter who has had the bleeding temerity to have a summer holiday from primary school. Selfish doesn't even begin to describe it.
I mean: how the heck am I supposed to immerse myself in new Welsh music and write cobblers about it when all of that is going on?
This week I splash around in the Taff with Hunters. Actually, they're 'just' in session but I thought it'd sound more dramatic if you got the impression we'd had to have a slo mo, underwater scrap with each other to get the session out of them. It's a super smart session, somehow melding leftfield nouse with tic-like melodies that are very difficult to unhinge once they've attached themselves. So, it sounds like Slint backing Tears For Fears. Almost. A bit.
Sonic subverter par excellence, Ectogram's Alan Holmes, reminds us of the youthful majesty of Crisialau Plastic.
Lara Catrin translates some very early Catatonia for those of us dysgu y Gymraeg.
A man called Ben (Hayes) spotlights a very uncelebrated facet of Cat Stevens' back catalogue.
And there is Fascinating New Welsh Music from all over Wales.
Send your demos to: email@example.com with a short biog + contact number.
Make 'em good. That's always a good idea.
Right, best go: I have 14 very soft Magnums to eat and my daughter's probably getting bored playing with that box of matches on the hard shoulder of the A55.
Have an excellent, music-filled week!
THE SCHOOL (Cardiff)
Is He Really Going Home?
HELEN LOVE (Swansea)
Debbie Loves Joey
Permanent Ink (session Version)
EXIT INTERNATIONAL (Merthyr Tydfil / Cardiff)
ALEX MOUNTAINEER (Penyffordd)
TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND THE SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM (Ewloe)
PETE LAWRIE FEATURING RALPH RIP SH*T (Penarth / Cardiff)
All That We Keep
CUT RIBBONS (Llanelli)
Knock Me Down
THE HEPBURNS (Llanelli)
THE HEPBURNS (Llanelli)
Sad, Free, Excited And Empty
JEN JENIRO (Llanrwst)
Hulusi (llwybr Llaethog Remix)
Loose Lipped (session Version)
CRISIALAU PLASTIC (Aberystwyth)
RICHARD JAMES (Camarthenshire/Cardiff)
When You See Me (in The Pouring Rain) - Live Acoustic Version For Beth Elfyn
EFA THOMAS (Pwllheli)
Follow The Sun
SON CAPSON (Aberystwyth)
JOE BLOW AND STAGGA (Barry)
NICK WARD (Port Talbot)
Just Look Around You
DERRERO (Newport / Cardiff)
My Glass Is Always Half Full
Y MORGRUG (Bangor)
THE MOUSE ORGAN (Mold)
CATATONIA (Llanrwst / Cardiff)
TRWBADOR (Cwmbran / Pembrokeshire)
Shapes (la La La)
Broken Bell (session Version)
Was Dog A Doughnut
Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 18 July 2010 (Cardiff)