Box Set #6 is another collection of albums from the vast catalogue of the late, great Nigerian titan Fela Kuti, with Idris Elba the latest person called upon to choose a handful.
Kate Rusby’s Light Years is her seventh seasonally-themed folk album, bringing her total to 22 records in 32 years.
On Echoes – Ancient & Modern, op producer Trevor Horn gathers an eclectic mix of singers and paired them with songs that, on paper, shouldn’t work.
Extreme metal unit Full Of Hell and downbeat shoegazers Nothing share a nihilistic streak and a will to not comply with genre expectations.
Harvest: The Rhys Davies Short Story Award Anthology is drawn from entries to a competition for unpublished writers from or currently living in Wales.
Presented in Dark-Side and Light-Side forms, Peter Gabriel's first album for 21 years is up there with some of his best work.
Sue Hubbard’s God’s Little Artist is a suitably unconventional biography of Gwen John: an unconventional painter, and for her time an unconventional woman
Illegal immigration and the toll it takes on those brave or desperate enough to undergo it are the subjects of Celina Baljeet Basra’s daring debut novel Happy.
A gloriously light-hearted cheesfest of 80s nostalgia, I Should Be So Lucky will have you dancing in the aisles.
Mitch Albom - a master of heartwrenching, ultimately uplifting tales - uses his enviable lightness of touch to tackle the darkest of historical subjects, the Holocaust.
Mab Jones waxes praiseful about writers new and established, dearly departed and very much alive. A surfeit of American poets this month, but also a celebration to the greatness which has been forged inside Wales…
The nine essays in Seren's new title Cymru & I add up to a provocative collection from the differing perspectives of Welsh identity.
With memorable characters, and songs so catchy that we’re all singing along by the second chorus, Beyond The Blizzard is a show that’s a joy to be part of.
Woodleigh Research Facility's Phonox Nights is the last album Andrew Weatherall created with studio wiz and longtime collaborator Nina Walsh.
Customer-focused, friendly and good, The Red Lion in Bonvilston has been around for hundreds of years and will doubtless continue.
The single-note soundscapes on this debut solo album from the Erasure songwriter and Depeche Mode founder member have a wealth of wordless wonder to offer human ears.
New Welsh music you may have missed in November, from heavy quicksand to punishment beatings for guitars
As 2023 thinks about winding down, music continues to come from its margins thick and fast, with November delivering 10 more examples from indie to industrial, stoner to soul.
Chichester duo Smoke Fairies deal openly with grief and loss on their first album for three yearsthe 11-song, home-recorded Carried In Sound.
It’s an evening for all kinds of music fans at the Utilita Arena in Cardiff, as rockers, ravers, punks and crusties turn out for the return of The Prodigy.
Marking 10 years as a British-pop sensation, Emeli Sandé brings us her second independent album, How Were We To Know.
This strange and unsettling tale of three giants, trapped on the spaceship Audition, is deeply thought-provoking and oddly compelling.
The King And I is a living testimony to how great stories can stand the test of time and still have something meaningful to say.
Everything you’ve ever wanted or needed to know about The Cure, lovingly compiled by Simon Price - a man well placed to do so.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, comprehensive read that sums up the early days of hip-hop, then Harlem World is a great place to start.