Former Global Parasite drummer/vocalist Dave Cox has formed a Manchester band called Well Rid – they make their North Walian live bow at The Late Lounge in Rhyl this Friday 13th – alongside Fleekers and Jenny Jaques.
And the following night sees Deathtraps, The Red Bastards and MC16 hit the same venue with some tasty punk rock.
Defod hope to fill the slot left by Aubzagl who have pulled out of Jan 28th gig at The Saddle in Chester – the project by Raz Casket will be unleashing a full band live line-up.
Emissaries Of Syn are in the process of mastering their new album, catchily entitled ‘The Core Assumptions Of Human Insecurity’ – expect it on vinyl through Pyrrhic Defeat, Link2wales and other labels this year.
Mechanical Owl are currently recruiting a new bassist after Ian has moved to Malta.
Holy Gloam are back in the studio working on new material to follow on from last year’s summer album ‘Small Nothings’ (bandcamp)
Excited to learn that Jarcrew are releasing new material (first in over a decade) – ‘Ghostie EP’ is out on the usual platforms as of Jan 20th (pre-order)
Two Tonne Machete are Em, Ro and Josh from Mold / Warrington, they formed after a JOHN gig in Liverpool. Around the same time they read an interview with Joe Talbot from Idles who spoke of his desire to ‘cut through apathy and dark times like a two tonne machete.’ They adopted this as their name as it echoed their own DIY punk ethics and their uncompromisingly raw, high energy sound. (That’s what the blurb says!). Their new single Blocks is out 3rd Feb and follows on from last year’s Trap that came out on floppy disc!
Coming up at The Skerries in Bangor – Red or Dead + Zelyg + J Pump & The Bulldozers 18th March
Then Alan Holmes’ transcandinavian project Boreas y Gogledd on April 14th.
Finally… check out the new hip-hop single from Hel Clecs. Sound Of Thunder is a collaboration between Llanfrothen’s Mr Phormula and New York rapper Lord Willin’ (spotify)