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Gig Guide Update (January 2017)

(Newsoundwales Present Bryde at St John’s Church, Canton 21st April) JANUARY Meic Stevens Snails Deli, Cardiff (07.01.17) CWCW Gwdihw, Cardiff (08.01.17) Tommy Emmanuel St David’s Hall, Cardiff (14.01.17) Beth Goudie. Matthew Frederick & Joe Bayliss The Moon, Cardiff (15.01.17) TOY Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (20.01.17) Whitehall Parade Nos Da, Cardiff (21.01.17) King Creosote Tramshed, Cardiff (24.01.17) Beans on Toast Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (25.01.17) Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (26.01.17) Martha Wainwright Tramshed, Cardiff (26.01.17) Future of the Left Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (27.01.17) Astroid Boys The Parrot, armarthen (27.01.17) Gruff Rhys New...

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10 New Welsh Acts to See & Hear in 2017

Bryde   Bryde is probably better known to most people as Sarah Howells from Paper Aeroplanes. She started using the moniker Bryde in 2015 and the music she has released so far is much darker and atmospheric than her previous work. She has released 2 Eps in 2016 and could easily gain recognition throughout the UK in the year ahead.[youtube]  CWCW Selected as one of the Forte Acts 2017 CWCW are a south Wales trio who decline classification. Having built their reputation on the live circuit they already have some strong original material and with the impetus of...

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Top 50 Albums of 2016

Choosing 50 of our favourite albums of the year was not an easy task. This list represents the albums we have listened to and enjoyed the most in 2016. Some are Welsh, some are not. If you haven’t heard them we can recommend them all. The passing of David Bowie cast a huge shadow over 2016 and it would be easy to award him the top spot for that reason alone. However, when compiling this list we just couldn’t think of an album that came close in terms of musicality, passion, ideas and inspiration. Quite simply it is a classic. Bendith, the...

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Posted by Francis on Nov 17, 2016 in News | Indie favourites The XX are heading back to Cardiff with a gig at the Arena 17th March. This is a big leap forward for the band who previously played the 1000 capacity Coal Exchange. It is also surely the biggest show SWN has yet promoted in Cardiff. The band release their new album “I See you“  in January and tickets are on sale from Friday 25th November priced from £26.50. Source: New Sound...

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Ian Hunter – Tramshed, Cardiff 8th November

Posted by Francis on Nov 17, 2016 in Live Review | At the age of 77 and after nearly 60 years in the business Ian Hunter could be forgiven for putting his feet up and enjoying a well earnt retirement. However, when you’ve got a band as good as the Rant Band, loyal fans who won’t go away and new material that is up there with your best it would be fool hardy to stop just yet. This was a superb set which traversed his extensive back catalogue without falling into the nostalgia or greatest hits trap. Old favourites...

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