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JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

Cardiff’s very own Jon Ronson talks to Jaydon Martin about psychopaths and Trump, and why they’re not necessarily one and the same… Jon Ronson, author of such best-selling books as Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is in a sunny mood as he picks up from New […]

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HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

The world’s most famous maracas player talks to Ben Newman about the values of nostalgia raving, life in a reunited Happy Mondays and raving it up. “If anyone told me thirty years ago we’d still be out on the road, selling out shows, rock and rolling and still pulling off the same dance moves I […]

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AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

2016 was a big year for Afro-Celt Sound System. Their 20th anniversary was marked by a first album in ten years, The Source. Speaking with Johnnie Kalsi, one of the founding members, we ask what the title means for a band with such diverse influences? “The Source was a new beginning to a new era with […]

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ENTER SHIKARI: ROU REYNOLDS | INTERVIEW

ENTER SHIKARI: ROU REYNOLDS | INTERVIEW

Breaking boundaries since 2003, Enter Shikari’s 5th album The Spark has been hailed as their most emotionally disclosed and thematically consistent work to date. Ffion Riordan-Jones spoke with frontman Rou Reynolds ahead of their November arena tour: What made you take this direction with The Spark? The last few years have been hectic, for me personally […]

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LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

Butetown born-and-bred Leroy Brito has taken the Welsh comedy scene by storm ever since his debut performance at Chapter Arts Centre in 2011. His humour focuses on tackling Welsh stereotypes in an intelligent and slick style. “Growing up in Butetown is pivotal to who I am as a comedian, the show is gonna have a […]

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TIGER BAY: NOEL SULLIVAN | INTERVIEW

TIGER BAY: NOEL SULLIVAN | INTERVIEW

Ahead of the premiere of the WMC’s grand premiere of Tiger Bay, Rhonda Lee Reali had a chat with one of its stars, Cardiff’s own Noel Sullivan. Like its more famous counterparts in Liverpool, San Francisco and Shanghai, Cardiff’s docks are full of history – good and bad. Though the neighbourhood is long-vanished, its legacy […]

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BLONDIE: CLEM BURKE | INTERVIEW

BLONDIE: CLEM BURKE | INTERVIEW

With a new album, Pollinator out now, a full-throated touring schedule that includes a date with Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, New York rock legends Blondie are having something of a renaissance period. Jon Sutton caught up with sticksman Clem Burke. It’s been over a decade since the last Cardiff gig and four decades since the band formed. […]

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P.A.R.A.D.E.: MARC REES | INTERVIEW

P.A.R.A.D.E.: MARC REES | INTERVIEW

“My involvement in P.A.R.A.D.E. is really orchestrating the whole thing,” starts Marc Rees when asked about his role in P.A.R.A.D.E., a commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution through the medium of dance and in part a reimagining of the famous 1917 ballet Parade, which included artists like Picasso, Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau. How […]

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SECRET SPACES: BLUE LAGOON | INTERVIEW

SECRET SPACES: BLUE LAGOON | INTERVIEW

David Drake, Director at the Welsh photography agency Ffotogallery, speaks with Buzz about what’s going on in the world of photography. What’s your role at Ffotogallery? I’m Director, which means I lead the organisation artistically and in terms of our strategic development, which includes our international engagement, the Diffusion Festival and our work as the […]

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RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

John McLoughlin chats to bushcraft expert Ray Mears about his new tour Born to Go Wild and the most pressing environmental issues. Bushcraft expert and woodlore god Ray Mears has graced television screens for two decades, bringing his unique brand of survivalist philosophy to the public. Despite the success of danger-dodging personalities like Bear Grylls […]

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