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PART CHIMP + GREY HAIRS + TWISTED ANKLE | LIVE REVIEW

PART CHIMP + GREY HAIRS + TWISTED ANKLE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thu 27 Apr In the build-up to tonight’s show, former Future Of The Left man Jimmy Watkins took to Twitter to urge punters to arrive early enough to catch the opening act. More fool anyone who saw but failed […]

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THE WYTCHES / WEIRDS | LIVE REVIEW

THE WYTCHES / WEIRDS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Mon 24 Apr Given the recent problems surrounding the future of Womanby Street, it’s comforting to see that the legendary Clwb Ifor Bach is a hive of activity tonight. There’s a gig in the bar downstairs, but the main room upstairs is buzzing […]

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PINS + BABY IN VAIN | LIVE REVIEW

PINS + BABY IN VAIN | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Mon 10 Apr Unwritten Rule of Music #1: no band that sound like Black Sabbath can possibly be bad. Baby In Vain aren’t your average Ozzy enthusiasts, though, comprising three young women from Copenhagen whose unassuming appearance belies the grungy heftiness of […]

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IDLES + LICE + PEOPLE AND OTHER DISEASES | LIVE REVIEW

IDLES + LICE + PEOPLE AND OTHER DISEASES | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wed 5 Apr While misery loves company, misanthropy doesn’t – but the charmingly named People And Other Diseases have nevertheless drawn plenty of punters down early. The Swansea trio’s muscular, demonic boogie doesn’t really do justice to that moniker, […]

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AMBER ARCADES / TENDER PREY | LIVE REVIEW

AMBER ARCADES / TENDER PREY | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thu 30 Mar “They said these pyjamas were breathable, but I’m sweating like a prick. Pricks sweat, right? Donald Trump’s a massive prick and he looks like he sweats a fucklot.” Tender Prey aka Laura Byron, we like you already (though, in […]

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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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