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THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW

THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Mon 17 Apr Irish rock favourites The Saw Doctors returned to Cardiff for the first time since their gig in the Coal Exchange in 2012. Booked for the Tramshed late last year, the gig was rescheduled due to singer Davy Carton’s throat operation. Renowned for their […]

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BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW

BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Thurs 9 Feb Noughties pop-rock trio James, Matt and Charlie announced early in 2016 that they were reuniting, to the delight of the inner teenager inside all of us late-20s/early-30s fan girls. A packed Newport Centre welcomed in an old and new generation of excited fans. Not to […]

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COMEDY SHEEP: CHRISTMAS LAUGHS | COMEDY REVIEW

COMEDY SHEEP: CHRISTMAS LAUGHS | COMEDY REVIEW

O Neil’s, Cardiff Sunday, December 4th   Comedy troupe Comedy Sheep brought some Christmas cheer to O Neil’s earlier this month following their massively successful show in Cardiff’s Glee Club during the summer, which was filmed for Made in Cardiff TV. In a turn of events, Leroy Brito took over as MC and Ignacio Lopez was […]

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BIFFY CLYRO | LIVE REVIEW

BIFFY CLYRO | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Tue 6 Dec   When you get an email at 5.30 on a cold December evening, asking if you’d like to review Biffy Clyro that same night, the phrase “does a bear defecate in the woods?” comes to mind. Even if my reply was a tad more […]

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ELECTRIC SIX / WE-ARE-Z | LIVE REVIEW

ELECTRIC SIX / WE-ARE-Z | LIVE REVIEW The Scene Club, Swansea, Mon 5 Dec   Yes, they are still going! Detroit’s Electric Six finished up a 30-date tour with its second Welsh gig, visiting Swansea after playing Cardiff’s Globe the previous night. Support band We-Are-Z did much more than their purpose of warming the crowd […]

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HOYFEST | LIVE REVIEW

HOYFEST | LIVE REVIEW   The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, Fri 18 + Sat 19  Nov A simply decorated space complete with colourful bunting created a good escape from the cold rainy November night. Twenty-five acts, two days, one venue: Hoyfest is the vision of Luckyman Records’ Sam Hoy, who after putting on gigs in […]

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THE MACCABEES | LIVE REVIEW

THE MACCABEES | LIVE REVIEW   Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Wed 13 July Indie quintet The Maccabees visit Cardiff for the first time since 2012 for a warm-up gig, prior to headlining Latitude Festival at the weekend. Their debut album Colour was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and since then they’ve steadily […]

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NEWTON FAULKNER | LIVE REVIEW

NEWTON FAULKNER | LIVE REVIEW   Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union, Sun 10 Apr After a well deserved break Newton Faulkner returned to the music scene with new album Human Love in 2015. Shortly afterwards, it was announced that he is set to take on the role of Johnny in the West End production […]

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FICKLE FRIENDS | LIVE REVIEW

FICKLE FRIENDS | LIVE REVIEW   The Moon Club, Cardiff, Weds 3 Feb As so many bands do these days, Fickle Friends made a name for themselves through the blogosphere and quickly caused a stir. The Brighton based five-piece got their biggest break when Jamie Oliver chose them as the winner of his annual Summer […]

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THE VACCINES | LIVE REVIEW

THE VACCINES | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Tue 1 Dec The Motorpoint Arena has been made to look much smaller, the sides screened off with black cloth and the balconies closed. The reason why becomes apparent when The Vaccines come on stage. No big screens, a blank stage with minimal lighting apart from […]