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PARAMORE | LIVE PREVIEW

PARAMORE | LIVE PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Thurs 11 Jan After an elongated hiatus, Paramore are set to head out on the third instalment of their current tour in support of latest offering, After Laughter, kicking off at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. It could be said that Paramore, as a group, were once the epitome of noughties alt-rock (think 2007’s […]

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STEPS | LIVE REVIEW

STEPS | LIVE REVIEW

STEPS | LIVE REVIEW ***** Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Sun 10 Dec Ah, the power of pop. Last Sunday I, along with thousands of other middle-aged women, gay men and children (I’m sure there were others in attendance too, but it felt like an exclusive party for all of the above), was transported back to the […]

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STONE SOUR | PHOTOGRAPHY

STONE SOUR | PHOTOGRAPHY

Buzz went along to see Stone Sour at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena earlier this month. photos RAYMOND BANNISTER 

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

Ahead of their joint UK tour, Ben Newman had a chat with Jools Holland and legendary Puerto Rican guitarist José Feliciano about the wonders of collaboration and the power of music to cross bridges… “There’s no stress” says Jools, reflecting on his collaboration with musical hero José Feliciano. “Truth is, when we start playing together, […]

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STONE SOUR | LIVE PREVIEW

STONE SOUR | LIVE PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Tue 5 Dec Following the release of their sixth studio album, Hydrograd, Stone Sour have been touring ferociously since May. With such a hot and heavy schedule, you’d expect there to be a couple of riffs not stemming from their guitars, but Corey Taylor and co are metal’s nice guys. “The band […]

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BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW

BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW

BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW **** Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, fri 10 Nov From the lighting to the line outside the Motorpoint arena last Friday night, Blondie’s return to Cardiff, as part of their tour for latest album, Pollinator, showed signs of pop, punk and promise. As Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke et al. burst […]

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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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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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J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Fri 20 Oct After catching the eye of Jay Z with his first three mixtapes, rapper and producer J. Cole  was signed to Mr Z’s Roc Nation label in 2009 and released his first album Cole: The Sideline Story, a year later. The album was an instant smash, shooting straight to number […]

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THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD | INTERVIEW

THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD | INTERVIEW

John Peel once said about Pink Floyd, “They could have joined the audience at one of their own gigs without being recognised”. Is it nice being in a tribute band that doesn’t worry about wigs? “Fortunately for us Pink Floyd were never really about costumes so we don’t have to dress up like Elvis or […]

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