Chris Williams

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN | LIVE REVIEW

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Thurs 23 Apr You really don’t know what to expect when seeing Camille O’Sullivan live (unless you’ve seen her before, obviously); I definitely didn’t expect to hear an Oasis cover when I attended O’Sullivan’s gig. I was joined in the audience by a mainly middle-aged […]

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OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW

OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 20 Mar As a big fan of Olly Murs, I had high expectations for his show on the 20th March 2017, and I think that it’s safe to say that he did not disappoint. On taking the stage following a set from […]

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PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW

PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Peter Hook has been busy since his departure from New Order in 2007. Spending his time between musical projects and writing tell-all books about his time in Joy Division and New Order, as well as extensive touring. Since performing Unknown Pleasures […]

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JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW

JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Sat 18 Mar The Phoenix that is James Arthur has most definitely risen from the ashes that became of his career in 2014. Performing in Cardiff last Saturday, he proved that he is flying higher than before, to an audience that clearly loved and understood […]

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THE XX | LIVE REVIEW

THE XX | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Four and a half years ago, just a day after releasing their sophomore album Coexist, The xx played to a sold-out Coal Exchange prior to embarking on a huge European tour. Whilst their appearance in the Welsh capital may have been a surprise […]

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CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS | LIVE REVIEW

CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 16 Mar   By hosting a diverse range of artists in an intimate setting, Clwb Ifor Bach has easily become one of my favourite venues in Cardiff. Supporting Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts were Dirty Alex, a Cardiff-born collective who combine […]

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TEN FÉ / JW RIDLEY / SHOP GIRLS | LIVE REVIEW

TEN FÉ / JW RIDLEY / SHOP GIRLS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Sat 11 Mar Ten Fé’s brand of polished MOR fare may be considered an acquired taste, with the glut of Elbow-esque bluster and faux emotive gravitas that has recently been on-trend. However, this was more than compensated for through […]

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AFRO CLUSTER | LIVE REVIEW

AFRO CLUSTER | LIVE REVIEW   Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 11 Mar It is a time to be excited by local music! Cardiff band Afro Cluster are doing something original and fresh, and they will be releasing a long player sometime next year. Before they showcased some of it as tonight’s headliners, proceedings began […]

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ALL TIME LOW / SWMRS / WATERPARKS | LIVE REVIEW

ALL TIME LOW / SWMRS / WATERPARKS | LIVE REVIEW   Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union, Sat 11 Mar I was met with an impressive queue of brightly-dyed hair and young girls as I arrived at the Great Hall. It was obvious that this gig was a sell-out already and it was still hours until […]

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BLACK STAR RIDERS | LIVE REVIEW

BLACK STAR RIDERS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Thurs 2 Mar A godawful rainy Cardiff night has not stopped a gathering of loyal rock fans converging on The Tramshed to check out Black Star Riders: a band who, whilst loyal to the legend of Thin Lizzy, are now making their own tracks in the […]

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