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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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DARKEST HOUR / VENOM PRISON | LIVE REVIEW

DARKEST HOUR / VENOM PRISON | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Mon 1 May Local exports, Venom Prison, are Darkest Hour’s tour-support and their crushing, hardcore-inflected take on old-school death metal is an ideal appetiser before the main event. Their debut LP, Animus, has earned them comparisons to scene figureheads like Morbid Angel […]

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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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