The deadbeats and the dispossessed crawl out for a final Christmas Kick Off before the day our lord Jesus Christ was born to save us all from paedo-priests, crazed religious psychopaths and the human race in general (thank you Jesus – you’re fired!).
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(taken from ‘This Patch of Land’)
With summer in full swing and the Blu nights into their third month, June 11th 2003 saw the billing of what would become ‘the big three’ in terms of pulling power. Gintis, Jives Room and Junebug were to be the big money spinners for the venue (although the bands were paid in beer vouchers, sometimes with great detriment to the music!).
I first saw Kentucky AFC in early 2003 when they played at Bar Blu and began a long relationship with the venue and the Rhyl crowd. Like many others they too surfed the edges of being a Welsh language / English language band, and (unlike many others) won many plaudits from both sides.
Their sound and performances were infectious and within a year I had seen them no fewer than eight times! READ MORE »
Track three – Cymatic Modes is about four minutes old and has convinced me I’m experiencing a flashback from my college days (I studied magic mushrooms from under a table in the common room). My head is awash from wave upon wave of transcendent sounds caressing the cortex in a sub-Rhythm & Stealth, post-Future Sound of Denbigh world. READ MORE »
BBC Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton has a weekly show dedicated to New Welsh Music – as in, bands and artists from Wales or who have a connection with our green and pleasant land.
Here is a special FOUR HOUR show, where Adam plays his favourites of the past 12 months
Listen here on the BBC iPlayer for 4 weeks from now…