GIG REVIEW – Free Rock n Roll Festival (Saturday) @ Sound, Liverpool

By |September 14th, 2019|0 Comments

photos by kev smith, steve dunkley, phil newall

In a hundred years time there’ll be a statue of Pete Bentham in Concert Square holding Queen Victoria’s knob… It’ll be there to celebrate the achievements this man made to the alternative Liverpool scene… The Free Rock n Roll Scene… Rewind one hundred years to the present day and we are right in the midst of those celebrations, and long may they continue…
The Free Rock n Roll Festival is a two-day event put together by Pete of his favourite bands who have played his Free Rock n Roll nights here in Liverpool….

NEW RELEASE – Rabo De Toro – Debut Album

By |August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments


Link2wales is proud to announce the release of the brand new debut album from Rabo De Toro.

It’s punk Jim, but not as we know it, as these Bangor anarchists swing literally from swing to West Side Story to punch-you-in-the-chops punk rock.
This album will challenge your reason for living, the way you live.
It’ll make you laugh.
It’ll make you angry.
It’ll make you want to smash up your local government offices and plant flowers.
It’ll make you want to form a band, form a political movement, form a bingo club.
Rabo De Toro by Rabo De Toro is masterpiece put together by the masters of broken pieces…

Out today on link2wales records on digipak CD and download… (CD comes with bonus track)
Cat No – L2W 019

Live album launch on Friday 27th September at The Skerries in Bangor…

GIG REVIEW – Gets Worse, Habits, Spam Javelin, Maines, Benefit State @ The Marine, Old Colwyn

By |August 17th, 2019|0 Comments

This is another one of those quarterly amazing punk rock bashes we have in the centre of the North Wales coast… Always for charity and always well attended… Tonight’s benefactors are Llandudno’s Tudno FM Radio Station…
[pics mainly by rich phillips]

Spam Javelin detained by US Customs and deported on eve of US tour

By |August 16th, 2019|1 Comment

North Walian hardcore band Spam Javelin detained by US Customs and deported on eve of US tour:

Spam Javelin, who have recently released their debut album ‘The Crack Whores oF Betws Garmon’ were detained yesterday; 15th August by armed US Immigration Officers as they attempted to enter the country at Minneapolis Saint-Paul International airport.
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GIG REVIEW – Eye Licker, Morvo @ The North, Rhyl

By |July 18th, 2019|0 Comments


It’s not often I foray into Rhyl these days, although I did so the previous week among a few hundred Kilmarnock fans who had descended upon us from Thray Bonnie Scotland. They were here to support their team against the mighty Connah’s Quay (match played at Rhyl’s ground) and it’s a pity tonight’s gig wasn’t week earlier. Had it been then the Scots would’ve had a hardcore education thanks to Eye Licker and Morvo.