New Album – This Patch Of Land (link2wales compilation)

By |September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Link2wales is proud to announce the release of This Patch Of Land – a compilation album featuring 16 of the current crop of excellent bands associated with the website.
The CD is available for £3.50 (inc p+p) from here or you can download it for £2.50 – all profits will be donated to Ty Gobaith Children’s Care Home.
Release Date 11.09.15 – Cat No. L2W 005

Bearded Theory Festival @ Catton Hall, Derbyshire

By |May 24th, 2015|2 Comments

Eight years in and this was my first Bearded Theory festival, and what a great little event it is… So good, I’m at pains to tell you about it… Wanna keep it as our little secret… Not too big like some overblown corporate driven shite. Still humble enough to cater for you and not their pockets.

A Letter Home

By |May 16th, 2015|1 Comment

Hi Mum,
Sorry it’s been a while since I last wrote but I’ve been inundated with new music, so you’ll understand my reasons. As compensation, I’ve sent you these new releases by some artists I know you’ll appreciate.
Remember Efa Supertramp from Pwllheli? Of course you do! Well, after she quit The Stilletoes, who burned bright for a couple of years, she headed across the world before eventually heading to Cardiff with Crav. Together they put together Afiach; a kind of label, distro, freedom fighting faction. They put on gigs, organise Food Not Bombs protests, helping those without etc.

ALBUM REVIEW – Various – Stop The G8 – Mae’n Fucking Afiach!

By |July 13th, 2013|0 Comments

I love compilation albums – there’s not enough of them these days, so it’s good to see the Afiach Collective knocking this one out. I miss those Boobytrap compilations, I miss mix tapes off mates – more compilation albums please! More mix tapes please!
Having said that, we do get blessed with the likes of Northern Star Records, Pumpkin, Righteous Anger wazzing out the compilations, all of which are most welcome.

Y Niwl, Efa Supertramp, Irma Vep @ Cob Records, Bangor

By |March 24th, 2012|0 Comments

(review n pix by neil crud)

I was trying to explain to 12 year old Dec the importance and significant part Record Shops played in my youth. A place to hang out on a Saturday afternoon and be cool (and failing miserably on that count!). He didn’t get it, something within me kinda hoped he’d grasp this occasion and would start a quest to amass music at all costs. There again, the thought of him attacking my own record collection would really piss me off; so it was a small mercy that he prefers to get his sound therapy from my iTunes account, 6music and Guitar Hero.