Sorry it’s been a while since I last wrote but I’ve been inundated with new music, so you’ll understand my reasons. As compensation, I’ve sent you these new releases by some artists I know you’ll appreciate.
Remember Efa Supertramp from Pwllheli? Of course you do! Well, after she quit The Stilletoes, who burned bright for a couple of years, she headed across the world before eventually heading to Cardiff with Crav. Together they put together Afiach; a kind of label, distro, freedom fighting faction. They put on gigs, organise Food Not Bombs protests, helping those without etc. READ MORE »
It’s always good to stumble upon gigs… Barely advertised, we discovered late on that the children’s paradise called Rhyl was hosting three fine acts tonight at The North.
So the car seat is full of empty bags of fast food, the Friday night curry was rushed, plans hastily rearranged, and we parachuted in time to catch the latter half of Arron Cooper‘s acoustic set.
19 years ago was the last, and first time I saw Super Furry Animals – I was lying on a grassy knoll as the sun was setting across Stafford Park at V Festival (when it was good). Mercury Rev were sending their Goddess on some faraway highway and everything was a-ok.
I must have dozed off (passed out) – I opened my eyes to find my sprawled torso surrounded by thousands of people as Northern Lites was being played on stage. How I was unconscious for half a Super Furry set I don’t know – but I was dazed and confused for so long, it was true.
Tonight was the chance to not only capture their set in full, but also an extended version; a ‘we’ve been away far too long’ extended version. READ MORE »
As a kid, I always found more than one Membranes song in a row hard to consume; they gave me indigestion… All that triple-bad acid punk-jazz and incidental noises thrown together and then called songs. I wanted three chords; they played strange sounds in-between chords… Fast forward 25 years and I actually now love that kind of rubbish!
Dark Matter / Dark Energy is however very far from rubbish and Membranes have time hopped into 2015, dragging their Eighties clutter with them and thrown it into the Hadron Collider and produced this TRULY EXCELLENT ALBUM. READ MORE »
Ha ha… That was one of the most entertaining ten minutes I’ve had in a long while! For that is how long Mexican sludge band Los Muchachos played for…
Whereas Sun O))) has ten minute sludge songs, this donkey riding trio have eight sludge songs in a ten minute set – fucking genius! READ MORE »