Woodland Gathering V @ Fellfoot Wood, Newby Bridge, Cumbria

By |July 14th, 2018|0 Comments

13-14/7/18

Godflesh. In. A. Shed.  What a giddy sensation of disbelief and anticipation this remarkable prospect held for a fanboy like me.  Have seen one of my favourite bands in sweaty clubs and huge festivals but there was definitely going to be something special about their headlining this weird and wonderful congregation for the senses in the wilds on the edge of Windermere.  I’d only learnt of the event in recent years, and they also host a black metal themed one, and with the urge to encounter the new all the time, me and the missus and assorted other booze headed up after work on the Friday.

Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #116

By |July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Kyle Parry is from Rhyl, he has a great voice, great songs and also a full band to boot. Despite coming from local musical heritage he has carved out his own reputation for powerful performance and song. Tonight he dropped by with band member Jonny to play a great live session on the show. Check out his stuff here…

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 116
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Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #115

By |July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Sometimes the best intentions fall flat on their face… I had hoped to repeat the recent live session from Hopewell Ink but I managed to leave the hard drive with it on at home. This would not have mattered anyway as there was a technical failure at the station, which meant only CDs could be played… I had brought six with me… Thankfully one was the new compilation album The Best of Anti-Pop Records, which filled the majority of this ad-hoc show.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 115
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Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 114 – with Crapsons in Repeat Session

By |June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Having watched Crapsons live at Liverpool Calling Festival over the weekend and learning that they and their friends also organised the whole event, it was quite fitting to repeat their recent live session. The session, like the gig was frantic and furious, which is just how we like it. (bandcamp)

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 114
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GIG REVIEW – Bogans, Spam Javelin, Mike West @ Chester Live

By |June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments


Funny place Chester, it doesn’t really have a scene… Yeah people flock from the suburbs when something piques their interest (like Skids at The Live Rooms 2 days earlier), but by all accounts it’s a pretty cliquey city. Chester Live has been running for a couple of years now, in a Focus Wales format; but Focus in Wrexham is well established, plus that town has a vibrant music scene. So some of the gigs here at Chester Live can be a bit bitty (others were sold out!)… This gig was one of the bitty ones, and the main act Louise Distras was obviously not as big a draw as anticipated.