INTERVIEW – Crapsons

By |November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s Tuesday night and it’s raining in deepest darkest Brokenhead. The sound of a milk bottle toppling over followed by a cat screeching echoes down the dark alley… A gate opens and out pop Mike and Andy Crapson from their council flat… It’s bin day tomorrow and should they forget to put the green one out tonight then it’ll be another fortnight before it’s emptied again.
I’m a little star-struck; after-all, these guys are famous and it’s quite surreal seeing them in their natural habitat rather than on stage… I pluck up courage to introduce myself as a budding journalist and ask them what are Crapsons all about…

INTERVIEW – Charlie Garlic of Rabo De Toro

By |June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Hailing from Bangor, Rabo De Toro are quite literally a (non)punk phenomenon… I put a non in front of punk because the music is some crazed psycho-jazz-rock-punk that is too fluid to rest in any hole your pigeon fancies. However, if you agree that political social commentary and spitting on those in power is punk rock, then Rabo De Toro are more punk rock than you’ll ever be.

New Album / Interview – SKINFLICK

By |May 7th, 2016|0 Comments


Bangor’s very own Sith Lord, Justin Williams of Skinflick takes time out from slaying Ewoks to answer a few questions about the band’s first new recorded work in four years…
‘I’m Pissing On You But The Fire Has Long Since Gone Out’ is a hate filled 45 minutes album riddled with industrial coldwave angst…

Biog – Interview – CUT TUNES / CUT 23

By |December 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Early Days

By the time CUT TUNES had released its first product in 1985, the talents of founder member Gary CUT had already been noticed. As a young freelance photographer during the mid-80s, his work included a series of striking and much-mimicked publicity photographs for underground Industrial legend and friend Lustmord – which earned the praises of such luminaries as Chris & Cosey.

Interview: JAMES PHILLIPS (part one)

By |September 18th, 2015|1 Comment

(by CombiChris Markwell)

One day I decided to make a change.  I wanted to help the local scenes of North Wales. But I didn’t know how.
Then it struck me.  Why not interview the bands, artists, and people who are all doing their bit to keep the scene alive?  So here it is…

One afternoon in Bangor I found myself talking with James Phillips, one of the people at the forefront of the Bangor music scene.  He will never say this himself, but he is such a major player in the North Wales scene not interviewing him would be insane.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, in a myriad different bands as well as a solo artist in his own right, and puts on numerous gigs and open mic nights in the local area.  He very graciously allowed me to visit his wonderful abode and made me a cup of tea, and chatted the hours away about anything and everything to do with music.  Here’s the first part of my interview with him.