Camera go Holy & Pulco gets arty

Camera, one of Wrexham’s best exports (after the lager, Robbie Savage and Stuntface) go all Elbow on us and wrap up the year in church. Promoter Neal Thompson says, ‘This evening will be a chance to catch the band in the much more intimate and atmospheric surrounds of the Parish church – expect the usual collaborations and surprises St. Giles sessions have become so well known for over the past year.’

Where: St Giles Parish Church, 1 College St. Wrexham

When: Friday, 9th December, 2011. Doors open at 7pm, performance at 7:30pm.

Tickets: £10 admission / £7 concessions

Tickets available in person from: Wrexham Tourist Information, Yale’s Café Bar & The Foundry, Wrexham or on-line at:

Info line: 01978 345 220

Ash Cooke, better known as Bangor’s Pulco releases a new EP on November 21st – Ash is former frontman and creative force behind Welsh indie band Derrero (3 Peel sessions, 2 Peel festive 50 spots, tours with Gorky’s, Super Furry Animals etc).
Following hard on the heels of his current album Small Thoughts, Pulco’s ‘Sketchbook Season EP’ is a free to download collection of tunes that were recorded earlier in the year as a session for the eclectic radio show The Garden Of Earthly Delights.

The opening track Whistle Frog kicks in with the listener presuming it’s going to be an annoying looped song, however it turns out to be a light hearted opener. Don’t Stand Down is where Ash shows his Derroro beginnings with a simple but uplifting dreamy tune, as does Party Started. He then rubs it in with the quirky Hair and a line I could never sing ‘I’ve got too much hair.’ – along with Knuckles it makes a decent EP in an indie-folk fashion full of natty fills and effects that screw it slightly off centre. Recommended (click pic)