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HORACE ANDY | LIVE REVIEW

HORACE ANDY | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 31 Aug It’s pay day, football transfer deadline day and a week when Bake Off re-emerges on a different channel. Though some things in life do change, it’s always reassuring that seasoned performers like Horace Andy gradually reinvent themselves, giving you more of the […]

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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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DIRTY POP VS DON’T TELL YOUR MOTHER | CLUBS PREVIEW

DIRTY POP VS DON’T TELL YOUR MOTHER | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Sat 26 Aug If you’ve never ended up Clwb on a Saturday night, perhaps one or two white wine spritzers far gone, pulling shapes to an eclectic mix of pop and electronic music old and new, can you really and truly say you’ve lived in Cardiff? No, says this page, and […]

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ASPERGER’S ARE US | INTERVIEW

ASPERGER’S ARE US | INTERVIEW

Noah Britton from Asperger’s Are Us, an American comedy troupe whose members are all on the autism spectrum, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about their upcoming tour and life after the Duplass Brothers documentary. “We formed on the North shore of Massachusetts, USA in the summer of 2010 after New Michael Ingemi, Jack Hanke, and […]

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PHOSPHENES / BORIS A BONO / JOHANA HARTWIG | LIVE REVIEW

PHOSPHENES / BORIS A BONO / JOHANA HARTWIG | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 23 June First act of the night, Johana Hartwig, with band in tow, introduced a sense of peppiness to proceedings, delivering wailing vocals whilst switching between command of the xylophone and violin, using both to create eclectic, often […]

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MAMPI SWIFT AND CRISSY CRISS | CLUBS PREVIEW

MAMPI SWIFT AND CRISSY CRISS | CLUBS PREVIEW

Concrete Junglists @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 16 June Drum’n’bass and Clwb Ifor Bach are an inseparable Cardiff institution, the walls of the building shaking with the sound of sub-bass and snares since the 1990s. For this instalment of their parties, the Concrete Junglists crew welcome true don Mampi Swift and relative upstart Crissy […]

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SWEET BABOO | INTERVIEW

SWEET BABOO | INTERVIEW

Having been a fixture on the Welsh music scene since 2003, Sweet Baboo, aka Stephen Black, is returning, older and wiser, with his seventh studio album. The new record, called Wild Imagination, is released on Fri 2 June and continues to walk that line between comedy, heartbreak and whimsy that has become his trademark over […]

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SUBMERGE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK LAUNCH PARTY | CLUBS PREVIEW

SUBMERGE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK LAUNCH PARTY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 26 May Dubstep, for whatever reason, never really quite took hold in Cardiff as it did across the water in Bristol, which became one of the sound’s most fertile and progressive breeding grounds. Submerge, however, have been one of dubstep and bass music’s only representatives in the city through the […]

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C DUNCAN | LIVE REVIEW

C DUNCAN | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Tue 9 May I admit it, I’m a pushover for a pretty song, and C (short for Christopher) Duncan is already a master at them. This 27-year-old Glaswegian has already played Wales’ Festival No. 6 and opened for Elbow on their spring tour this year. […]

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TALL SHIPS / SILENT FORUM / SHADOWS INTO LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW

TALL SHIPS / SILENT FORUM / SHADOWS INTO LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 4 May When Funeral For A Friend bowed out last May after seven albums, they did so in some style, with a sold-out gig at the Forum in London. So it must be something of a comedown […]

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