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Jonathan Richman – Clwb Ifor Bach

March 14, 2012

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Barely three songs into the set, Jonathan Richman has stopped playing. “It feels like… we’re too far away” he says. Briefly deliberating with the only other band member, longtime drummer Tommy Larkins, he sets about rearranging their equipment til the pair are barely two feet away from the audience. It doesn’t take long – there’s […]

Simon Munnery review – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

March 1, 2012

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A review originally published on Plastik   “Every show needs a structure” says Simon Munnery. He’s pointing at the flimsy, six foot high cardboard arch standing beside him. The audience laughs. Already well into the eighty-odd minutes of the act, it’s the only thing approaching a discernible structure we’ve seen so far. By his own […]

“I don’t want to expand my audience… I want to refine it” – an interview with Kristin Hersh

November 22, 2011

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This post originally appeared on the ITV Wales blog   It’s hard to think of another band quite like Throwing Muses. Fronted by guitarist/singer Kristin Hersh, the Boston quartet released a series of brilliantly mercurial albums from 1986 onwards. The lineup went through a few changes, most notably with guitarist Tanya Donelly leaving in 1991. Today, the […]

“You can be angry and have fun!” – Pris interview

October 31, 2011

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This has also appeared on the ITV Wales blog…       With perfect pop, DIY videos, and a wonderfully brash Twitter account to their name, Pris have already picked up quite a following. Formed little over a year ago, they’re no strangers to Wales, playing one of their earliest shows supporting the Manic Street Preachers […]

Salem, songwriting, and learning to sing – an interview with Eddie Argos

October 26, 2011

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Here’s an interview that originally appeared on the ITV Wales site.   It’s always a pleasure to watch Art Brut perform. Once described as “Stephen Fry fronting Guns N’ Roses”, the band is touring in support of their latest album ‘Brilliant Tragic!’, which saw them team up with Pixies legend Frank Black on production duties. […]

Whitchurch residents call for Cardiff Council to rethink plan to build houses on ‘community’ site

July 7, 2011

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Around forty people lobbied Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee this week, at the site of proposed residential development in Whitchurch. The council wants to build houses on the site of the former Heol Don Resource Centre. Six options have been presented, each containing upto 18 residential units – homes of varying size. Residents say that with […]

‘Stiffs’ – Call centres, Cardiff, and talking monkeys

June 2, 2011

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Here’s a little radio feature I put together. Talking to the creators of ‘Stiffs’, a comic set in South Wales. It also includes appearances from the undead.