GIG REVIEW – Nick Cave @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

By |June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

[review n pic by mark williams]


Growing up, I was a huge fan of the deranged band The Birthday Party. Their music was an unhallowed fusion of blues, rock and roll, and pimp punk rock jazz. I remember the tension and edge of their earlier shows that teetered on violence as Nick Cave teased the audience with his cowboy boot often kicking out at anyone who tried to grab the microphone cable.
It was exciting, unpredictable but was never going to last so it’s even stranger now to witness that after all those drug fuelled years to see ‘Nick Cave’ now regarded as eldest statesman and agony aunt to a generation of ‘Gods lonely children’.

NEW SINGLE – Spam Javelin – Fake News

By |June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Link2wales Records are proud to announce the release of a brand new single by Spam Javelin.
Fake News / Alabama Hot Pocket is available as a free download from Bandcamp.
The “A-Side” will feature on the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Crack Whores of Betws Garmon’ (out next month on vinyl and CD).

NEW VIDEO – Spam Javelin – Fake News

By |June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Spam Javelin present a video for their forthcoming single Fake News, which is out on Friday 7th June.

LISTEN AGAIN – Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #147 – with Some Time Today in session

By |June 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Some Time Today from Liverpool travel to our beautiful shores to play an acoustic live session. Check out their full-blooded electric stuff here.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 147
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FESTIVAL REVIEW – Bearded Theory 2019 @ Catton Park, Derbyshire

By |May 26th, 2019|0 Comments

[Blinders pic by Live Music Pix]

This is our fifth annual family pilgrimage to Derbyshire… Family being kith and kin (all 8000 of us). It was emotional for all the right reasons. I don’t even look at the line-up before taking the plunge as it’s the vibe with like-minded people you go for.

My only gripe and dampener with the whole weekend was that my band were not invited to play – a heinous oversight by the organisers…

On the Festival Scale, Bearded Theory is right up there… Catering for families and crusty punks and more importantly no (or very few) dickheads. There’s a relaxed community feel and everyone is friendly.