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WARD THOMAS | LIVE PREVIEW

WARD THOMAS | LIVE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Wed 17 May Twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, from rural Hampshire, are stopping off in Cardiff this month with an array of cool country numbers. These two were first turned to this genre after a friend played them The Dixie Chicks at a young age. From then on they began writing […]

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THE UNTHANKS | LIVE REVIEW

THE UNTHANKS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 29 Apr On a visit one weekend, I was introduced to the most distinctive and haunting sound coming from the stereo. On inquiring, I learned I was listening to Nick Drake, from the Fruit Tree box set. I thought it was the latest import and wondered […]

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HOT 8 BRASS BAND / AFRO CLUSTER | LIVE REVIEW

HOT 8 BRASS BAND / AFRO CLUSTER | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Thurs 4 May I have to say I had very high hopes of seeing both these bands live for the first time. Afro Cluster are an afro-funk hip-hop collective from Cardiff who were supporting at Tramshed. The title of their most recent […]

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THE UNTHANKS | LIVE PREVIEW

THE UNTHANKS | LIVE PREVIEW Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 29 Apr In the 1950s, home recordings of poems and songs from an upper-middle class housewife were made that were only supposed to be heard by, at most, family and friends. These probably would have not been unearthed and released to the public if not for the […]

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DEAFHEAVEN / YOUTH CODE | LIVE REVIEW

DEAFHEAVEN / YOUTH CODE | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Wed 26 Apr Deafheaven arrive for their first show in Cardiff on an unseasonably bitter April evening – the cold perhaps going some way to explaining the turnout, with the Tramshed half full/ half empty depending on your outlook. The crowd’s numbers are sadly not […]

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THE SELECTER / THE BEAT | LIVE REVIEW

THE SELECTER / THE BEAT | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Fri 14 Apr I have attended many gigs over the last few years at the Tramshed and this is the most full I have ever seen it. It’s wall-to-wall people, young and old. A real mixture of the people who remember the initial wave […]

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JULIAN COPE / PATRICK JONES | LIVE REVIEW

JULIAN COPE / PATRICK JONES | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Thurs 20 Apr Not for Julian Cope your bog-standard support act. Patrick Jones – poet, playwright and older brother of the Manics’ Nicky Wire – has been invited down from the Valleys and handed a platform from which to deliver his impassioned, stinging poetic […]

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THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW

THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Mon 17 Apr Irish rock favourites The Saw Doctors returned to Cardiff for the first time since their gig in the Coal Exchange in 2012. Booked for the Tramshed late last year, the gig was rescheduled due to singer Davy Carton’s throat operation. Renowned for their […]

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TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with the internationally renowned Tuareg group Tinariwen about their record and the spirit of resistance. How would you describe the new album Elwan? Elwan, which means ‘elephants’, is a metaphor directed to those people of influence in our country’s geo-political stage. Artistically speaking, we’re very pleased with this new album, and it […]

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MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Mark Leruste – speaking at TEDxCardiff – founder of The Unconventionalists podcast about life, the universe and everything. What inspired you to create The Unconventionalists podcast? Just after graduating, I found myself in Lithuania gate crashing an MTV party, trying to interview Supafly Inc. To my surprise, they said yes. I […]

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