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Preview: The Cockroach Collective, Roughion and Special Guests – Gwdihw, Cardiff, 17th January 2017

Preview: The Cockroach Collective, Roughion and Special Guests – Gwdihw, Cardiff, 17th January 2017

LLewyn Thomas January 8, 2017 0

So, let’s start by saying this – it’s rare that we get (or want, more accurately) to write about a band so new that their website is still under formation, and absolutely zilch of

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The TiPS – London, Bearded Theory and Boomtown

The TiPS – London, Bearded Theory and Boomtown

LLewyn Thomas May 19, 2016 0

A little while ago I went to see the Skints at a restaging of an earlier gig in Cardiff. They were great – a really tight Dub’n’Reggae outfit who are doing something truly new

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Dim Swn – The Unheard

Dim Swn – The Unheard

LLewyn Thomas April 15, 2016 0

DimSwn day – a day long urban festival from the crew behind Swn festival, a festival which has brought some of the absolute best up and coming acts to Cardiff, and filled a single

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“Last time we were here, we called the entire population of Cardiff sheep shaggers!”

“Last time we were here, we called the entire population of Cardiff sheep shaggers!”

LLewyn Thomas April 15, 2016 0

Man Made Live at the Moon Club, Cardiff.   Yep, this is how they opened. What a way to introduce yourselves to a city ey? In fairness, I’m blowing it up a little disproportionately.

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Rock’n’Roll Pizza: Mutant BiRD’s Sugar Voodoo.

Rock’n’Roll Pizza: Mutant BiRD’s Sugar Voodoo.

LLewyn Thomas April 4, 2016 0

Take yourself back for a second. The year is 997 AD, and you are sat on a balcony in the town of Gaeta, the west coast of Italy. For days now, you’ve been hearing

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2016’s shaping up to be alright, after all.

2016’s shaping up to be alright, after all.

LLewyn Thomas March 7, 2016 0

Seriously, at the turn of the year I was pretty sceptical for just how the year of our lord, TwoThousand Sixteen, was going to turn out. In fact, I remember a New Year’s Eve

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Iggy Pop Hints at Final Studio Album

Iggy Pop Hints at Final Studio Album

LLewyn Thomas February 17, 2016 0

Iggy recently came out with an absolute cracker, announcing his ‘Post-Pop Depression’ album/project, with a set of names who, combined, make up pretty much half of my top ten album list. Josh Homme (Queens

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Tibet @ The Full Moon, Cardiff

Tibet @ The Full Moon, Cardiff

LLewyn Thomas February 3, 2016 0

‘Leave all pretence at the door.’ When half the city’s grassroots music scene shows up to a gig, it’s a pretty smart indication it’s going to be (as they say in Cardiff) ‘damn tidy’.

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Fizzy blood – Sweat and sulphur

Fizzy blood – Sweat and sulphur

LLewyn Thomas February 3, 2016 0

Only last September Fizzy Blood were one of the hottest bands to be hitting a dingy basement venue near you. To date, the five piece have released a widely acclaimed (and rightly so) debut

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