(pic n review by MWJ)
So I was pretty thrashed to several inches of my life but quite fancied the look of this Hendre night. It was marketed as a night of own songs and covers of Nirvana and Pixies songs which was enough of a prompt, added to folks high regard for Valleum’s recent output on these pages, though it turned out to not be more than 1 cover from each so really it was a good job there was enough else in their performances to keep the attention.
The Alarm begin a 3 day ‘urban guerilla’ video shoot to film 13 songs in one weekend for an accompanying DVD with the forthcoming album ‘Under Attack’. The aim is to film an individual video for each song in a different location around the Rhyl area and as each song is wrapped up, the tapes are sent to Mike Peter’s studio in Dyserth where they are edited as the next song is being filmed. Locations were, The Chapel and the waterfall in Dyserth. Underground car park, old Downtown Club, Railway sideings, High Street, Fun Fair, Town Hall and Crescent Road car park in Rhyl.
Here is the finished version of Cease & Desist, shot under the railway arches by The Dudley Arms and train station in Rhyl.
Meanwhile – DOA UK (Dead on Arrival) – play the Red Lion, St Asaph. The very young band from Holyhead (later called Demask), take advantage of the vibrant networking across North Wales to play in obscure venues that Blood & Lipstick promoter Steve Rastin seems to unearth.