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DAVID HURN | PHOTOGRAPHY INTERVIEW

DAVID HURN | PHOTOGRAPHY INTERVIEW

With the opening of a new photography exhibition space at the National Museum Cardiff, Ben Woolhead and Jaydon Martin spoke to legendary documentary photographer David Hurn about his extraordinary life. Written by Laura Blackwell. “I would photograph every single evening and every weekend,” begins Vogue veteran David Hurn. “It was then that I discovered this thing about ‘doers […]

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NADINE SHAH + LIFE | LIVE REVIEW

NADINE SHAH + LIFE | LIVE REVIEW     The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 15 Oct If recent health problems end up bringing the curtain down on the musical career of The Fall’s Mark E Smith, he can put his feet up in front of Bargain Hunt safe in the knowledge that he’s left an indelible […]

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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW   Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union, Fri 13 Oct It’s only right that Public Service Broadcasting should be kicking off their UK tour here in Cardiff. After all, their latest LP, Every Valley, is an ode to the rise and fall of the coal industry in south Wales. […]

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THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN / CHAIN OF FLOWERS | LIVE REVIEW

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN + CHAIN OF FLOWERS | LIVE REVIEW   Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Tue 3 Oct An unexpected bonus: my first glimpse of Cardiff’s Chain Of Flowers [below], handpicked by The Jesus And Mary Chain [above] to support in Bath last night as well as at tonight’s hometown gig. […]

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THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN | LIVE PREVIEW

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN | LIVE PREVIEW Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Tue 3 Oct When The Jesus And Mary Chain imploded amid bitterness and acrimony in 1999, it seemed unlikely that Jim and William Reid would ever be seen together on stage again, let alone manage to stomach collaborating on the creation […]

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WHITE MANNA / INFINITY FORMS OF YELLOW REMEMBER / DEEP HUM | LIVE REVIEW

WHITE MANNA / INFINITY FORMS OF YELLOW REMEMBER / DEEP HUM | LIVE REVIEW   The Moon, Cardiff, Mon 25 Sept While most bands pause between songs to catch their breath and maybe tune up, Deep Hum do so to swap sitars. It’s been years since I last went to Glastonbury, so credit to the […]

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OUTPOST COFFEE AND VINYL | FOOD AND MUSIC INTERVIEW

OUTPOST COFFEE AND VINYL | FOOD AND MUSIC INTERVIEW

Ben Woolhead talks to Outpost’s Matt Jones about brewing coffee and selling records. For Matt Jones and Sophie Smith, it all started, appropriately enough, over a cup of coffee. “Last January, we took a trip to Barcelona after a pretty intense Christmas period in our old jobs”, says Matt. “We sat in a small coffee […]

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MATT JARRETT: FUELLED BY JEALOUS LOVERS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

MATT JARRETT: FUELLED BY JEALOUS LOVERS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Ben Woolhead talks to Matt Jarrett, one half of Cardiff promoters Fuelled By Jealous Lovers. What sort of thing do you put on? Matt: We joke that we put on anything in a plaid shirt but it’s almost true! Punk, college rock, folk and alt-country, math-/post-rock. We put on the same stuff that we listen […]

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TRICOT / FALSE HOPE FOR THE SAVAGE | LIVE REVIEW

TRICOT / FALSE HOPE FOR THE SAVAGE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Tue 29 Aug Twinkly guitar passages shouldered aside by pure brute force; vocals conspicuous only by their absence; solemn on-stage demeanours; the appearance of a violin bow; an earnest and portentous band name, and song titles cut from the same […]

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POP ‘N’ HOPS | FOOD + MUSIC INTERVIEW

POP ‘N’ HOPS | FOOD + MUSIC INTERVIEW

Ben Woolhead pays a visit to Cardiff’s first craft beer and vinyl shop. “I grew up in Neath and after 17 years in London, it felt like time to quit the rat race and ‘come home’”, explains Trevor McCabe, proprietor of new Cardiff shop Pop ‘n’ Hops. “The idea stemmed from my record label, Odd […]

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