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SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

British heavy metal legends Saxon are soon to embark on their latest UK tour, with 2018 looking to be a busy year for the heavy metal veterans. With a new album Thunderbolt also due out this month, frontman Biff Byford had just enough time for a brief chat. The first order of the day is to […]

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MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Tue 21 Feb; Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Wed 22 Feb Legendary ballad singer and guitarist Martin Carthy and his two-times Mercury nominee daughter Eliza perform material from their first joint album, 2014’s Moral Of The Elephant. Martin has more than 40 albums under his belt, and his settings of traditional songs […]

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THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

The grit and glory of punk comes to Cardiff, via a BMW showroom. Ben Woolhead finds out how, and why. Following in the footsteps of the bands and artists it celebrates, The Fine Art of Punk & New Wave is all set to go on tour around the country next month. Not that the exhibition – […]

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PAUL WELLER | LIVE PREVIEW

PAUL WELLER | LIVE PREVIEW

PAUL WELLER Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Wed 21 Feb The Modfather returns to Cardiff this month as part of his A Kind Revolution tour. Paul Weller has made the capital a regular stop on his huge international tours for decades and over that time his shows have always struck a good balance between his treasured oldies […]

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BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW

BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW

BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick warns Buzz that he’s feeling a bit fragile as he picks up from his home in Denton, Texas. “My wife and I had a little bit of a party last night,” he says, “so I apologise if I seem a little tired.” But although […]

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FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

GLASS MOUNTAIN *** Wow & Flutter (Hide & Seek) The followup to the Bradford four piece’s debut album feels quite similar, with weary melancholic refrains and spacious arrangements that carry the emotional peaks and troughs of Sigur Rós or Morrissey. Yet for all their capacity, these songs aren’t particularly memorable and perhaps signify the necessity […]

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FEBRUARY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

BARDO POND **** Volume 8 (Fire) Astral travellers Bardo Pond return with their latest batch of introspective songs wrapped in a gauze of fuzz and echo. It feels like business as usual upon hearing the one-two punch of dirgey openers Kailash and Flayed Wish, but sticking with Volume 8 reveals oysters amid the grit. Power Children is especially […]

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DON BROCO | LIVE PREVIEW

DON BROCO | LIVE PREVIEW

Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union Sat 10 Feb Don Broco will be bringing their funk-infused rock to Cardiff Students Union this month, promoting their ambitious new album Technology. “We were one of the first bands ever to play in the Tramshed. Before that, I remember selling out Clwb Ifor Bach a couple of times,” […]

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CHRISTINE TOBIN | LIVE PREVIEW

CHRISTINE TOBIN | LIVE PREVIEW

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff Tues 6 Feb Poetry and music make compelling bedfellows. Irish-born, New York-based jazz vocalist and composer Christine Tobin has dedicated the last five years of her career setting music to the poems of Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon’s verse. The pair were invited to perform a collaborative piece […]

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FEBRUARY | LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

FEBRUARY | LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY Billy Lockett Le Public Space, Newport. 7pm, £6 adv. Info sam@lepub.co.uk. Cancel The Tramsmission + Just Drive + Planet Pilots + Windshake Fuel Bar, Cardiff. 7pm, £5. Info 07970 063107. Electric Soup V M.A.D.E. Gallery & Shop, Cardiff. 7-11pm, £5/£4.50 adv. Info 029 2047 3373. Leftfield music with live sets from Smudges, Lecu, Octic, […]

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