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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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THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

Zoe Brookes speaks with alternative country duo The Handsome Family’s Rennie Sparks about True Detective, writing music with her husband, and Donald Trump. When did you and Brett first meet, and when did you start writing music together? We met in college, in New York. I think it was 1986 – and from the day […]

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ONES TO WATCH: GRIFF LYNCH | MUSIC FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: GRIFF LYNCH | MUSIC FEATURE

  The brightest and best, they say – that’s the migrants who are most prized, in the parlance of dog-whistle politics and oily xenophobia. What does this have to do with Griff Lynch, frontman of popular Welsh language indie-pop band Yr Ods and recent entrant into the solo artist realm? Well, having formed Yr Ods […]

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WNO SPRING PROGRAMME | MUSIC PREVIEW

WNO SPRING PROGRAMME | MUSIC PREVIEW

Spring 2017 is set to be an exciting season for the Welsh National Opera. Alongside performances around the world, including opening the brand new Dubai Opera House in March, there is plenty for audiences back home to look forward to. In a season that promises to cater well for fans of Puccini, Cardiff audiences can […]

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FEBRUARY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

AMBER RUN ***** For A Moment, I Was Lost (Easy Life) Nottingham’s Amber Run haven’t had an easy run the last couple of years but the boys are back on form. They’re still focusing on themes of anger, torment and mental health but now from a different prospective. Lyrically and thematically, the band have progressed, […]

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FEBRUARY | MUSIC LISTINGS

FEBRUARY | MUSIC LISTINGS

FEBRUARY | MUSIC LISTINGS For any listings queries, including getting your event listed, please email listings@buzzmag.co.uk wednesday 1 Acoustic Open Mic Night Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil. 7-11pm, free. Info 01685 384111. uBandaoke Porter’s, Cardiff. 8pm. Info info@porterscardiff.com. “Sing with a fully rehearsed band and become the Popstar you always dreamed of being.” Also on Fri 17. […]

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KIT DOWNES & LUCY RAILTON | LIVE PREVIEW

KIT DOWNES & LUCY RAILTON | LIVE PREVIEW

Cardiff University Concert Hall Sat 28 Jan Respected musical prodigies Kit Downes, an award winning jazz pianist (best known for his work with his progressive jazz trio) and Lucy Railton, a contemporary classical cellist (curator of London Contemporary Music Festival and frequent collaborator with modern dance company Akram Khan) convene here at a intriguing musical […]

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BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

BBC NOW: MAHLER | LIVE REVIEW

  St David’s Hall, Cardiff Fri 20 Jan To start the concert, we were treated to three unaccompanied choral pieces by Anton Bruckner comprised of Moetets: Locus iste; Os justi; Christus factus est; Ave Maria. There were about a hundred members of the choir and the sound they produced was incredible and deeply moving. The second part, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony […]

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SPECIAL CONSENSUS | LIVE PREVIEW

SPECIAL CONSENSUS | LIVE PREVIEW

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Fri 27 Jan Self-proclaimed “bluegrass with an attitude” band The Special Consensus ride the wave of fame all the way to the UK as they continue to gain notoriety with each album. With several nominations and awards under their belt, like the 2012 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy nomination and 2016 IBMA […]

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