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MELT-BANANA / GINDRINKER | LIVE REVIEW

MELT-BANANA / GINDRINKER | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 4 June “What are you doing, you prog rocker?” scoffs a smirking DC Gates. His bandmate Graf’s crime? Having the temerity to tune up between songs. Anything with the faintest whiff of prog may be strictly verboten in Gindrinker’s universe, but there’s not much […]

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THE BESNARD LAKES | LIVE REVIEW

THE BESNARD LAKES | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Tue 30 May There’s a point approximately 50 minutes into tonight’s performance when suddenly it all adds up and the penny finally drops. The Besnard Lakes’ frontman Jace Lasek has already mentioned that they will be playing two distinct sets; thus far, material from remarkable […]

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ECHOBELLY | LIVE REVIEW

ECHOBELLY | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 18 May Nineties Britpop band Echobelly are back on tour. I had no idea who they were until I saw them featured on a BBC show about Britpop recently. “Girl’s singing reminds me of Debbie Harry,” I thought. After punk and new wave, I didn’t go […]

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES | LIVE REVIEW

NOTHING BUT THIEVES | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Tues 23 May Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves returned to Cardiff for the first time since 2015 to kick off their seven-date 2017 UK tour – completely selling out The Globe in the process. With the release of their new album Broken Machine this September, […]

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DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW

DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 4 May Back in the UK following the release of his critically acclaimed album Introvertigo, celebrated South African blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky [pictured] is joined on this UK tour by special guest Ash Wilson, who is kicking up a storm with his debut […]

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MY VITRIOL | LIVE REVIEW

MY VITRIOL | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Tuesday 11 Apr Nu-gaze rockers My Vitriol are back on the road, but their gig at The Globe can’t have been the triumphant return they were craving. Formed in 1999, the London band quickly established a cult following thanks to an exciting debut album, Finelines, and […]

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BROKEN WITT REBELS + BAD TOUCH | LIVE REVIEW

BROKEN WITT REBELS + BAD TOUCH | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 2 Apr Spring sunshine warming the pavement, but not as hot as the Globe, scorching from two sets of rock’n’roll by Broken Witt Rebels [below] and Bad Touch [left]. Touring the UK on the 2017 Planet Rock Roadstars show, first up […]

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FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES | LIVE REVIEW

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 26 Mar   The Modern Ruin tour was steadily coming to a close, already tearing through eight venues across the United Kingdom before reaching the Welsh capital. The headliners’ newest album, in comparison to their first release, is undoubtedly tamer but also […]

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PLANET ROCK ROADSTARS | MUSIC PREVIEW

PLANET ROCK ROADSTARS | MUSIC PREVIEW Two young dynamic rock bands, Broken Witt Rebels [left] and Bad Touch [below], hit the road through March and April. The road trip breaks into Cardiff at The Globe on Sun 2 Apr. Both groups are gaining attention for their dynamic, rock-infused blues with hints of southern heat in […]

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FRANK CARTER | INTERVIEW

FRANK CARTER | INTERVIEW After stamping their mark on the top 10 album chart, touring with Biffy Clyro and announcing a plethora of shows; Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ explosive entrance into 2017 is only just the beginning. Their latest LP Modern Ruin sees frontman Frank Carter compassionately lay down his emotions with a guttering […]

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