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ONE TO WATCH: DON LEISURE | MUSIC FEATURE

ONE TO WATCH: DON LEISURE | MUSIC FEATURE

Cardiff producer Don Leisure has evolved considerably in the decade or so he’s been releasing wax. Indeed, he wasn’t Don Leisure when he was making drum’n’bass in the late-00s – he did that as Jamal, his real name – but adopted the pseudonym when he hooked up with Che Ahmed to make tracks as Darkhouse […]

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AUGUST SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

AUGUST SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

LA FORME **** Birds In An Aviary (Libertino) Newport’s La Forme have returned with their most accessible slice of sophisticated pop thus far. Complete with Dave Gahan-style baritone, they have immersed themselves into the darker side of electro hinted at by their previous single Falling Leaves Pattern and the song captures the intensity of their rare […]

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THE DARK TOWER | FILM PREVIEW

THE DARK TOWER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Nikolaj Arcel (12A, tbc mins) Stephen King’s epic fantasy novel series finally gets a film adaptation after several stumbles. It was once slated to be a TV series, several top directors and actors have been attached at various points, but now the franchise is about to begin. Idris Elba stars as ‘The Gunslinger’, […]

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MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

By the time this issue is printed, Newport’s Le Public Space venue will have had its soft launch, with an official opening party on Fri 25 Aug. A successor to Le Pub, which traded on Caxton Place for 25 years before closing at the start of July as its landlord wanted to retire and sell […]

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DEATH ANGEL / WARBRINGER | LIVE REVIEW

DEATH ANGEL / WARBRINGER | LIVE REVIEW   Hobos, Bridgend, Thurs 10 Aug After the success of the gig by fellow 80s thrashers Acid Reign last year, Hobos in Bridgend once again welcomes a legendary band from that scene with an appearance by California’s Death Angel. One of its best exports, but inexplicably unable to […]

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OLLY MURS | INTERVIEW

OLLY MURS | INTERVIEW

The Essex-born cheeky chappy is returning to our side of the bridge once more, this time playing Singleton Park, Swansea. Deniece Cusack got together with Olly to find out what he’s been up to and what we can expect from his Swansea show. Olly Murs was once an unlikely candidate for success – let’s not […]

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HAIRSPRAY | STAGE PREVIEW

HAIRSPRAY | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay Wed 16-Sat 26 Aug Following widespread acclaim, the wildly popular international hit Hairspray comes to the Wales Millennium Centre this August. Thanks to the 2007 film adaptation, many will already be familiar with the story of Tracy Turnblad, the teenage protagonist who’s desperate to follow her dancing dream by auditioning to […]

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NEW CYCLING SCHEME FOR CARDIFF | FEATURE

NEW CYCLING SCHEME FOR CARDIFF | FEATURE

Cardiff City Council have vowed to take cycling seriously, and they are going to have to if they are going to reach their target of 50% of all journeys to made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2021, rising to 60% by 2026 when the population of Cardiff is looking to reach nearly 800,000. After […]

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AUGUST DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

AUGUST DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

NITEROOMS facebook.com/niterooms This Caerphilly balladtronica trio used to be called Atterbury & Gibbz, which presumably means they’re weren’t always a trio, and have removed all their songs recorded under that name from cyberspace – leaving only Wash, their rather alluring debut as Niterooms. Super-slow codeined-out r’n’b that probably digs The xx and The Weeknd but […]

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WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND UP | SPORTS FEATURE

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND UP | SPORTS FEATURE

Thurs 6 July was a disappointing night for the Welsh Premier League sides involved in UEFA Europa League qualification games, after all three of Connah’s Quay Nomads, Bala Town and Bangor City were knocked out. Connah’s Quay were in the best position to advance in the competition, following their 1-0 home victory over HJK Helsinki. […]