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THE JACKSONS | INTERVIEW

THE JACKSONS | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Marlon and Jackie Jackson about growing up as the Jackson 5, coping in the music industry, and their 50th anniversary in the music business. “We just love performing. We’re really enjoying the music, so we just love doing it,” Jackie Jackson beams when asked about the Jacksons’ decision to get […]

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HUGO SPOWERS | INTERVIEW

HUGO SPOWERS | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to Hugo Spowers, the founder of Riversimple about the Rasa and the future of cars. What was the motivation behind creating the ‘Rasa’? We want to offer customers the first affordable, hassle free, fun-to-drive, eco car. Our road-legal prototype, the ‘Rasa’, is believed to be the most efficient car in the […]

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LA VOIX | INTERVIEW

LA VOIX | INTERVIEW

La Voix – the drag queen who went from the Vauxhall Tavern to Britain’s Got Talent – is now taking on the world, as she brings her new show Red Hot Globe Trot to Wales Millennium Centre’s cabaret bar, Ffresh. In her shows, La Voix is known for her uncanny singing-sound-alikes of big names and voices. […]

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SECRET SPACES: ROAD TO HAY ON WYE | FEATURE

SECRET SPACES: ROAD TO HAY ON WYE | FEATURE

Cocorico Patisserie’s Chef Patissier Laurian Veaudour speaks with Luke Owain Boult about gastronomic inspiration and his experience on Bake Off: Creme de la Creme. How did Cocorico Patisserie get started? I always wanted to have my own patisserie, and after working in restaurants in Cardiff I decided that it was time to give it a […]

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ARTHUR SMITH | INTERVIEW

ARTHUR SMITH | INTERVIEW

  Fedor Tot speaks with alternative comedian and writer Arthur Smith about his tribute to Leonard Cohen. Could you tell us a little bit about the show you’re touring at the moment? Well it’s the last version of Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, which I originally did about 15 years ago kind of as a […]

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ERASURE | INTERVIEW

ERASURE | INTERVIEW

Iconic British synthpop duo Erasure recently celebrated their 30th anniversary as a band and have a new album, World Be Gone, fresh on the racks (or download sites of your choice). They’re also set to tour Europe this summer, as unlikely foil to Robbie Williams – including a roof-raising appearance at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Buzz […]

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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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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | INTERVIEW

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | INTERVIEW

Chris Williams speaks with Public Service Broadcasting multi-instrumentalist J. Willgoose, Esq. about their new record Every Valley. Public Service Broadcasting combine alternative instrumental music with samples from archival audio in their compositions. Their last album, the hugely successful Race for Space, documented the space race between the USA and USSR; while their new album sees […]

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CATTLE & CANE | INTERVIEW

CATTLE & CANE | INTERVIEW

With their second album Mirrors set to be released on Fri 5 May, northeastern English indie-folk outfit Cattle & Cane are embarking on a UK-wide tour. “I guess this album is less introspective at times compared to our debut album Home,” starts vocalist Joe Hammill when asked about the new record. “It’s more looking at things […]

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REV JAMES KARRAN | INTERVIEW

REV JAMES KARRAN | INTERVIEW

Canton’s new micropub St Canna’s Alehouse is the brainchild of Baptist minister The Rev James Karran. Luke Owain Boult chats to him about micropubs, beer, breweries, and who exactly St Canna was. How would you describe St Canna’s Ale House? The vision behind St. Canna’s is simple: to create a space that is warm, welcoming […]

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