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PIXIES: DAVID LOVERING | MUSIC INTERVIEW

PIXIES: DAVID LOVERING | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Marcus Hughes speaks with Pixies drummer David Lovering about getting back together, and trying to keep it together. “First of all, it was the farthest thing from my mind that the Pixies would ever be getting back together,” drummer David Lovering starts when talking about their reunion and their persistent popularity, “But when we did […]

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BIFFY CLYRO: BEN JOHNSTON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

BIFFY CLYRO: BEN JOHNSTON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Lauren Phillimore speaks with Biffy Clyro drummer Ben Johnston about the band’s highlights of 2016 so far, their new number one album, Ellipsis, and their upcoming arena tour. How would you sum up your new album in one sound? Oh my god! You haven’t started with an easy one have you? Erm, I think it […]

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ROSS MACOMISH | GAMES INTERVIEW

ROSS MACOMISH | GAMES INTERVIEW

We speak with Cardiff games developer Ross MacOmish about his latest game, Hold the Line. Could you describe the premise behind Hold the Line? Space has always fascinated me and I wanted to make a game that was a crazy, fun representation of something quite dark. What do you think sets it apart? The fact that we’re […]

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SUPER FURRY ANIMALS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Jaydon Martin speaks with Super Furry Animals’ guitarist Huw Bunford, and keyboard player Cian Ciarán about the remastering of Fuzzy Logic, playing their first two records back to back, and the secret to the group’s longevity. Since their debut album Fuzzy Logic 20 years ago, Super Furry Animals have become a firm Welsh and international […]

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DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV | MUSIC INTERVIEW

DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Your new song, Free MP3 addresses the mass market of pirating music downloads.  What inspired you to create the video? It is not simply a story about pirating music. We use this topic and this music video to paint a wider picture about freedoms and the media scene today. We are trying to show how […]

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THE FLORA | FOOD REVIEW

THE FLORA | FOOD REVIEW

Cathays Terrace, Cardiff. www.theflora.co.uk Food: **** Atmosphere: **** Dead in the centre of student heart of Cathays lies the Flora, a Victorian pub that has undergone a transformation that some may bemoan as gentrification, but most will praise for its new provision of high calibre food and cocktails. Gone is the watered down Fosters and […]

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WELSH MUSIC PRIZE | MUSIC FEATURE

WELSH MUSIC PRIZE | MUSIC FEATURE

David Wyn rounds up some of his top picks for this year’s nominees at the Welsh Music Prize, a huge celebration of Welsh music to help put it on the music map. 9 BACH Winners of BBC Radio 2’s prestigious folk awards for their previous album Tincian, listening to the by-now-familiar laidback dub/folk grooves doesn’t […]

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THE SHIRES | MUSIC INTERVIEW

THE SHIRES | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Liam Turner speaks with Ben Earle from British country duo The Shires about their new album and upcoming UK tour. Congratulations on reaching top five with your new album, My Universe. Was that your goal this time round? Thank you! Well, with our first album, Brave, we were the first country act to get top […]

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WELSH WILDLIFE CHECK UP | FEATURE

WELSH WILDLIFE CHECK UP | FEATURE

Innovative projects in Cardigan Bay are trying to measure and reduce the impact we have on the Welsh wildlife, but just how successful are they? Marta Montanari investigates. The splash of the water against the boat is the only audible sound as the tourists down below and scientists on the deck of the boat search the […]

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BLACK STONE CHERRY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

BLACK STONE CHERRY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

John-Paul Davies speaks with Black Stone Cherry drummer, John-Fred Young about kicking-off their Experience Kentucky tour in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Wales is home from home for the hard rock band who refuse to stick to the rule book. A different sort of venue for a different sort of tour, Experience Kentucky will open with […]

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