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MANU DELAGO

MANU DELAGO

Manu Delago is a hang player and sometime collaborator with Björk, recently released a new single which we reviewed in our “March singles” feature.

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GHOST | INTERVIEW

GHOST | INTERVIEW

Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union Sat 25 Mar “Overall, it’s supposed to be a spectacle of joy: I want people to feel joyous.” This is not, perhaps, the description of a Ghost show that the uninitiated might expect to hear, given the Satanic Swedes’ diabolic aesthetic and lyrical subject matter (sample: “This chapel of […]

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MARCH DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

MARCH DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

CASHUW facebook.com/cashuwmusic Everything about this EP’s looks – jewel case with black tray, cheaply photocopied sleeve, even the Impact typeface – reminds me of how all demos were presented in about 2003, but Cashuw is actually a Cardiff University student named Rachel, so presumably too young to remember that era. Here, she crafts post-rockish ambience, […]

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

The Parrot, Carmarthen, Fri 17 Mar; Noah’s Yard, Swansea, Sun 19; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 25 Splendid Scottish folk balladeer Alasdair Roberts returns to Wales this month, part of a UK wide tour to promote his new album Pangs, released on Drag City. It features 10 new songs recorded by the power trio of […]

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THE XX | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Fri 17 Mar When this show was announced back in November by the people behind the Swn festival, there were slaps on backs all round. A couple of months shy of releasing their third LP I See You to critical acclaim and with lead single On Hold as a worthy teaser, the promise of […]

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HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 4 Mar If Swansea doesn’t have exclusive, empirical claim to be Hark’s home city, there’s still none more apt to host the launch gig for the quartet’s second album, Machinations. The band’s singer and guitarist Jimbob Isaac grew up there, formed his first band of note – Taint, a mighty […]

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MEILYR JONES | INTERVIEW

MEILYR JONES | INTERVIEW

The Gate, Cardiff Fri 3 Mar Meilyr Jones was the influential name on everybody’s lips in 2016 and as we shift into the new year it’s clear the impact he had then hasn’t faded in the slightest. It was his debut solo album, 2013, that caught the attention of critics and music lovers in Wales […]

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GREEN MAN 2017 | MUSIC FEATURE

GREEN MAN 2017 | MUSIC FEATURE

Green Man celebrate their 15th festival this year, and have booked a suitably star-studded line up to rock the Beacons. The annual music and arts festival – which debuted in 2003 as a one-day micro-fest, and now ushers 20,000 people in for four days – impresses again with a clutch of artistic talent ranging from […]

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FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

BORIS A BONO **** Epoch (Cul:De:Sac) The work of an enigmatic Cardiff producer, this six-track EP is a stirring venture into abstract, intangible sound-scapes. Flowing chord sequences, jarring electronics and a hypnotic lead vocal make it easy for you to forget who you are for all of 20 minutes and experience the vivid atmospherics of […]

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FEBRUARY DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY DEMOS | MUSIC REVIEW

  MILK facebook.com/milkbandcdf One of those bands whose name barely has any recognition factor outside of a fairly tight, Cardiff-based circle, but get ‘em onstage with the right audience at the right time of night and people whoop it up in scores. This was also true of Howl, a band who split and created Milk, […]

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