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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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THE AMAZONS / CUPIDS / HIMALAYAS | LIVE REVIEW

THE AMAZONS / CUPIDS / HIMALAYAS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 3 Mar Having made the grade for the BBC Music Sound Of 2017 longlist, much vaunted Reading quartet The Amazons brought high-spirited panache to a packed Clwb Ifor Bach for a second date on their UK tour. Cardiffian band Himalayas […]

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SPRING KING | LIVE REVIEW

SPRING KING | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wed 15 Feb Injecting an early dose of summer into Cardiff in the dead of winter is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what post-punk foursome Spring King did on a drizzly Wednesday night at Clwb Ifor Bach, with an impressive arsenal of nostalgic tunes […]

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KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW

KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 9 Feb A hugely anticipated hip-hop event took place in Cardiff last week as KRS-One – aka The Blastmaster or Teacha – found himself in Wales for the first time. It became evident by the demographic of the crowd that KRS-One’s performance had been awaited […]

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JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND | LIVE REVIEW

JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 26 Jan Jim Jones doesn’t like to let the grass grow under his feet. His musical career to date has consisted of several incarnations including Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Having released three banging albums as The Jim Jones Revue, […]

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LOS CAMPESINOS! | LIVE REVIEW

LOS CAMPESINOS! | LIVE REVIEW Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 2 Dec   It’s been 10 years since Cardiff natives Los Campesinos! first formed, and tonight sees them return to the venue where they played one of their first ever shows. The tickets sold out within days of the gig being announced, and with the […]

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ESTRONS | LIVE REVIEW

ESTRONS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 11 Nov If ever there was a band that could blow up the new music scene, it’s the explosive Cardiff-based Estrons, who punched everyone in the face with a fierce set at Clwb Ifor Bach on Friday night. Defining themselves as four misfits brought together […]

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SŴN FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

SŴN FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW Various venues, Cardiff, Fri 21-Sun 23 Oct   SŴNRISE Tramshed, Fri 21 Sŵn’s 10th birthday opened with SŵnRise, a full line-up concert at Cardiff’s Tramshed. SŵnRise could be seen as a small cross-sectional example of what was to come over the rest of the weekend. As the audience trickle in, […]

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WE ARE SCIENTISTS | LIVE REVIEW

WE ARE SCIENTISTS | LIVE REVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Sat 8th October   It’s been a while since New York indie-rockers We Are Scientists have played in Cardiff, but if Saturday night’s sold-out crowd was anything to go by, they’ve been very sorely missed in the capital. Kicking off a string of UK dates with a show at Clwb Ifor […]

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