Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #123

By |September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

I saw Mike West play to literally five of us and the soundman a couple of months ago. We all do those kind of gigs from time to time. His bounding voice and cool songs prompted me to scrounge a copy of his ‘Rusted EP’ and invite him to play a live session on the show.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 123
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EXCLUSIVE – Unseen Pics Of The Ruts in North Wales

By |August 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Paul Mattock (pic above in Feb13) is the calm, mild-mannered drummer for the insanity that is Rabo De Toro, he was also the original drummer of the seminal punk band The Ruts.
They formed in August 1977, as Paul explains; ‘Punk happened. Malcolm [Owen] really got into it and started writing punk songs with Paul Fox. It started out as a bit of a laugh. Dave Ruffy fancied himself as a bass player and I played the drums. We got some cheap studio time and went in and recorded some of the songs, Lobotomy, H Eyes and In A Rut (listen here). As soon as we played In A Rut, we knew it could be a hit. It was from this track that we got the name The Ruts.

Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #122

By |August 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Celavi (pronounced Keh-La-Vee) are from Bangor and have been a dark force to be reckoned with since the start of the year. Recently releasing their debut single Pan!c and taking their gothness onto the road for the first time, it was a no brainer to invite them onto the show to do a live session. Sarah and Gwion from the band gladly obliged. Check out their fb page.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 122
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Break The Chains Festival @ Temple of Boom, Leeds

By |August 26th, 2018|0 Comments


Well, why not try to squeeze another batch of bands in before the end of the summer?  This new festival had dropped like a bomb when announced earlier in the year, to the extent that I took time out of Desertfest London in May to sit on a kerb outside a pub with a pint and await the allotted ticket sale time, grabbing a couple before it sold out in minutes, then returning to the fray.  With a big smile at the prospect of a phenomenal line-up of legendary grind, hardcore, and extreme metal, the underground organisers in Leeds really have the contacts and the cahones to put together something special.

VENUE – The Dudley Arms, Rhyl

By |August 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The Cob & Pen is a popular pub in Rhyl, ‘a local’s pub’ – it was previously however a renowned hardcore punk venue called The Dudley.
The Dudley Arms in Rhyl has a long history and was built by the Great Western Railway Company in the early-mid 1800’s. It was also hosting live music as early as 1898; the Rhyl Record and Advertiser described a Smoking Concert held at The Dudley in December by members of the Rhyl United Football Club, when a very enjoyable evening was spent.  Smoking concerts were very popular during the Victorian era, at these functions men (only) would smoke and speak of politics whilst listening to live music.