Those who are partial to my random acts of Tweetness will know I’m quite partial to a bit of Radio Rhydd; that’s an understatement, as I’m partial to a whole lotta Rhydd…
And I’ve been banging on about it since I saw them last summer… The Welsh Scene needs Radio Rhydd… but that too is an understatement… The whole scene needs Radio Rhydd.

The scene is full of bands making great music but saying FUCK ALL…

We pays our money, we watch, we enjoy, we applaud, we go home – but nothing changes… The nice bands make nice music, so nice that even your mum approves – HOW WRONG IS THAT..!? Your mum will hate Radio Rhydd, they are not here to be liked by her, they are here because they are angry with everything she stands for… Everything society expects her to stand for… flat screen sky tv, car, washing machine, banal soap operas, soul sapping talent shows, religious vomit, royal babies, voting for the government, pay income tax, pay council taxes, pay vat, pay duty tax, pay inheritance tax, be a cog in the machine, be a number, drink alcohol but don’t take drugs, consume, conform, consume, conform, consume, do nothing with your life, die… (and pay death duty)
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When have you ever heard The Script sing about anything like that? NEVER – they play to the fucking Queen… When have you ever heard any band in the limelight sing about anything ‘society’ disapproves of..? Very rarely, because bands don’t do it any more, and those that do are kept well and truly away from the masses. 6Music  was a beacon of hope, and yeah, you don’t get that syrup coated shite that Radio One excretes every fucking day, but 6Music is hardly cutting edge is it? You’re not going to hear anything that hasn’t been sanitised by their producers or by time itself, or if you do you’ll be immediately put back in your pen by Florence and her Fucking Shit Machine straight after.

Haim..? FUCK OFF..!!!!!!!

Radio Rhydd are angry, and they have every right to be, but do they have the answers? Time will tell… Fucking hope so…

Trapped In The Game is 12 statements of punk / hip-hop in Welshlish and is out now on Afiach Records – listen and learn here…