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 Sophie Rees

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Amanda Hunt speaks with legendary French composer and electronic music revolutionary Jean-Michel Jarre about his creative process and being a pioneering musician. How would you describe electronica and what does it mean to you? Electronic music is my life. I started creating and crafting it over four decades ago now and I’m so proud that […]

 Elizabeth Szymczak

CARDIFF’S TOP 10 LIVE MUSIC VENUES | MUSIC FEATURE

CARDIFF’S TOP 10 LIVE MUSIC VENUES | MUSIC FEATURE

A vibrant city filled with people with a strong appetite for the arts, Cardiff has a lot of music tastes to cater for. Here we take a look at some of the best venues the city has to offer where you can get your live music fix. Dempseys Located opposite the iconic castle, this Irish […]

 Buzz

BORN OF OSIRIS | INTERVIEW & LIVE REVIEW

BORN OF OSIRIS | INTERVIEW & LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Wed 14 Sept Recovering from a heavy night in Manchester’s Sound Control venue the previous evening, we kept our chat with Born Of Osiris’ [left] Joe Buras and Cameron Losch short and to the point. Topics of discussion included Joe stepping in for […]

 Buzz

TROUBLE AT A TAVERN: WALES’ RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL | FEATURE

TROUBLE AT A TAVERN: WALES’ RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL | FEATURE

Trouble At A Tavern: Wales’ Relationship With Alcohol 4000 Years Of Booze In the fourteenth century, Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym wrote a poem called Trafferth Mewn Tafarn, or Trouble At A Tavern. The protagonist drinks wine, tries to seduce a comely lass, stumbles over bar stools, and narrowly avoids an altercation with three Englishmen before slinking off […]

 Sophie Rees

WELSH WEEKENDERS | TRAVEL FEATURE

WELSH WEEKENDERS	| TRAVEL FEATURE

Need a short break to unwind? Jacob Mier suggests a few ideas perfect for a weekend escape. THE QUAY HOTEL & SPA Deganwy, Conwy 01492 564100 / www.quayhotel.co.uk Lying in the Creuddyn Peninsula alongside Llandudno and Rhos-On-Sea, Deganwy is a small town that features one of the few southwesterly facing beaches on the north Wales […]

 Sophie Rees

DILLY DALLY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

DILLY DALLY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

This month will see The Globe playing host to Toronto band Dilly Dally for the first time since the release of their 2015 debut Sore. Dilly Dally were formed by vocalist and guitarist Katie Monks, who co-founded the band in 2009 along with her high school friend Liz Ball. Their music came about largely as […]

 Buzz

TONY HADLEY | INTERVIEW PART 2

TONY HADLEY | INTERVIEW PART 2   On being an individual, as a singer: “I’m not a terribly nostalgic person, but the one interesting thing from the 80s is that all the singers were very, very different. My voice compared to Simon Le Bon’s voice, or Martin Fry or Dave Gahan from Depeche [Mode], Midge […]

 Buzz

STEVE READ CO-DIRECTOR OF GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LALA LAND | FILM INTERVIEW

STEVE READ CO-DIRECTOR OF GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LALA LAND | FILM INTERVIEW

Rhonda Lee Reali speaks with Steve Read about directing Gary Numan: Android In Lala Land, Asperger syndrome, and inspiration. Imagine being a 21-year-old music megastar with the world at your feet but basically being in your own world mostly on your own. A ton of delights were electro-pop wiz Gary Numan’s to sample, but he couldn’t enjoy many […]

 Sophie Rees

SPANDAU BALLET: TONY HADLEY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SPANDAU BALLET: TONY HADLEY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

If you happened to glance through the gossip mags over the past few weeks, you’d have noticed two articles guaranteed to induce fond memories if you’re of a certain age. One was toasting the 35th anniversary of the television channel MTV, and the other was celebrating the return of 1980s heartthrobs.  Lead singer Tony Hadley […]

 Sophie Rees

ISY SUTTIE | COMEDY INTERVIEW

“I wanted to write about a time in my life which was a bit difficult because I felt like all my friends were growing up without me, so I chose my late 20s and early 30s. It’s always better to write about times where things haven’t been simple,” explains Isy Suttie when asked about the […]

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