GIG REVIEW – Conflict, Dawn Ray’d, Bite Back, Falaun @ Drop The Dumbulls, Liverpool

By |March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Like Sound, like Outpost, Drop The Dumbulls has almost become my local (despite being an hour’s drive from the lair in North Wales)… Dumballs is almost squat-like, similar to those I’ve been to in Berlin and Copenhagen… with it’s cheap (canned beer) bar and a self-policed relaxed feel about the place.

GIG REVIEW – Cut, Piss Kitti, Crapsons, Granfalloon @ Sound, Liverpool

By |March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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Pete Bentham’s Free Rock ‘n’ Roll nights are simply the gift that never stops giving. I love this venue… It’s Sound. It’s also where I saw Cut for the first time this time last year, and I knew then it wouldn’t be the last… Neither would tonight…

GIG REVIEW – Kela Topan @ Pie Records, Rhos-On-Sea

By |February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments


I saw Kela Topan at Focus Wales Festival at Rewind in Wrexham last year, it was good, but this was better.
They turned up late, plugged in and played like a band possessed… That was basically it in a nutshell…
That nutshell is the quirky venue called Pie Records… Probably the best venue in the entire world (and they have Buckskin on draught). The 9pm live music curfew makes for an early night and also adds an edge to an evening that started late anyway…

NEW RELEASE – Manikineter / Teeth Crack – Split EP

By |January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Link2wales Records is proud to announce the release of a brand new split EP from Philadelphia’s Manikineter and Rhyl’s Teeth Crack. The idea of a collaboration dates back to 2016 when Carl Kavorkian toured the UK, which included a few shows in North Wales. Carl’s offshoot project Manikineter has been gaining plaudits in the USA for being the darker side of dark-hop ever since.
Around the same time Teeth Crack emerged, initially as a prolific studio project before playing several gigs across North Wales, often splitting audiences.
Available to download for free or buy the CD for £3 (plus P&P) to enjoy almost 30 minutes of light bending music.

GIG REVIEW – DSM IV, Short People, Black Pudding, Elevant @ Tap Room, Liverpool

By |January 24th, 2019|0 Comments


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What the fuck was that…!!!! That was a lot of people’s welcome back to gigging in the new year… During a month where bands often play in barren landscapes with smaller than usual audiences, this January gig bucked the trend.
The ever mutating, effervescent Society Of Losers Records hosted this show at this great little venue in downtown Wavertree and we feared we might not get in due to the numbers present.