INTERVIEW – Martin Hoyland (9 Bach)

By |October 14th, 2014|0 Comments

(Martin Hoyland 9 Bach Tripsy Caravan Interview by Dewi Llwyd Evans)

Meeting up with Martin  of 9Bach at the Green Man festival, we eschewed the plain white press gazebo and opted to conduct our conversation in the shimmering ambient colourwash of the Tripsy Caravan..
This interview is best read under psychedelic lighting conditions…

Interview – MR HUW

By |May 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

mr huw2

Mr Huw – for those of you who don’t know is a band / person from the darkest depths of North Wales. We was once a third of Kentucky AFC; the ‘quiet one’ on bass. I think I once described him as the character Richie Gecko from the film Dusk til Dawn – the one who kills people and eats them (or vice versa).


By |January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Mercenary Skank

(Taken from the book – This Patch of Land) (pics Andrew Tunnicliffe / public domain)

Another Rhyl punk band making noises in the early 1980s was Mercenary Skank, mention the name to Steve Allan Jones and he becomes very wistful, ‘I really hoped this band would get somewhere. They had it all, good songs, a style, charisma. I saw them at the Greyhound in Fulham and they were fantastic. Fuck the stupid industry for missing them.’

Interview – GETH TOMOS (Gwacamoli / Diablo Rojo)

By |November 14th, 2013|0 Comments

(entry on link2wales)
Gwacamoli – band from Bangor area (c2001), feat; founder member, Gethin Thomas (voc,gtr) (later Diablo Rojo), Dyfed Roberts (gtr), Dylan Thomas (bass), Sion Llwyd (keys), Deian Elfrym (drms). Gareth Huws (ex Tynal Tywyll) also drummed for them at some point. Managed for a while by Rhys Mwyn. 1st CD Topsy Turvy. Rel EP Clockwork on Topsy Recs (May 2001) after leaving Crai. (gig review) More info req’d.

INTERVIEW – Dave Cox – The Dirty Weekend

By |July 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

updatedirtyweekendDave Cox, founder of the Dirty Weekend festival tells us why you should come to this years Dirty Weekend. The Dirty Weekend is a 100% DIY punk festival that was established in 2004 in the Dudley Arms, Rhyl. The festival is a two day affair featuring 60 bands over 3 stages. It’s £28 a ticket including camping, for a line-up featuring Oi Polloi!, Extreme Noise Terror and Citizen Fish. You would be a fool to miss it. The Dirty Weekend is a non-profit organization and all the money raised from the gig will be donated to various charities. A list of said charities can be found on the Dirty Weekends official website. Joe Hovis meets up with a very jet lagged Dave as he enjoyed packets of HP sauce (on their own!!! With a pint of bitter to wash them down) at Colwyn Bay Wetherspoons.