Mowbird are an oddment, and long may they be so. Their native Wrexham may only be twelve miles away, but they may as well come from another planet so far as their songs are concerned. And, similar to Maines last night, they are quite simply – interesting.
On my second date with Steve Sync in as many days, we battled through rugby fans, saag aloo with pilau rice and apocalyptic weather to get to Chester tonight. It was early, and I was the designated driver and it dawned on me that I’ve not actually seen Mowbird sober (that’s me, not the band). Our early arrival gave us the opportunity to disturb Adam Walton’s rhythm as he played his crackling vinyl here at Telfords Warehouse. We discussed the lack of bands that are cunts in this day and age; in the sense that everyone is nice to each other (too nice), for fear of being shot down in the flames of social media. Come back Der Bomber! READ MORE »
Maines are like Frank in the film Hellraiser, they come on stage, plug in and with no messing slam straight into their opening number. This opens the door to another dimension and we are all torn to pieces by Cenobites…
Jesus well and truly wept as we were treated to the extreme end of post-punk-post-hardcore-post-pat in a Shellac / Big Black monstrous birth and resurrection cycle. READ MORE »
(Published in Cambria Vol 14 No 3)
Rhyl’s Tom Goodall is building a reputation in and around the locale with his cool songwriting and live appearances.
It’s a far cry from his days as a teenage drummer for Psycho Sexual Sex Terrestrials. Although he still smashes the drums from the safety of his own home, he finds more solace with a six stringed guitar these days.
This is his latest release… Steel.
Rhys Mwyn and Alan Holmes always turn up late to parties, and while the rest of us were celebrating our favourite albums, they were still at home putting their make-up on. So turning up fashionably late, these two stalwarts of Bangor have contributed more to the music scene in Wales (and beyond) than most of us put together.
Alan Holmes has played in more bands than there are letters in Llanfairpwllgwyngylletc, including Fflaps and Ectogram. As well as producing many acts and running Central Slate Records and more recently Turquoise Coal.
Rhys Mwyn played in Anhrefn and ran the Recordiau Anhrefn label, and has managed many acts and worked for Crai Records.
Here is Rhys Mwyn‘s choice… READ MORE »