GIG REVIEW – Gintis, Saint Stevie @ Pie Records, Rhos-On-Sea

By |March 16th, 2018|0 Comments


Having seen Gintis play 30 times, you’d have thought that I have little to say about them anymore. Steve Sync and myself took the short trip to the excellent Pie Records in Rhos-On-Sea to witness a rare ‘home town’ gig. I say home town as (Mo Salah lookalike) Carl Gintis noted, it’s difficult to pinpoint their base anymore… I guess the excellent backdrop could lay claim with the slogan ‘Gintis – Straight Outta Gele.’

NEW RELEASE – Gintis – TudnoFM Sessions

By |January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments


Link2wales Records is proud to announce the second release in a series of sessions broadcast on Neil Crud’s TudnoFM Radio Show.
Gintis – or at least Carl from Gintis recorded this session in Neil Crud’s car in Liverpool on 27.10.17 and it was aired on his show on 30.10.17 and repeated on 27.11.17.

Make sure you buy the 7″ single Dennis from Popty-Ping right now

All these sessions will be available to download for free, but you will have the option to pay what you want.
Any proceeds taken will be donated to TudnoFM, which goes to toward the upkeep of this Community Radio Station.
Cat No. L2W 011

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 86 – with Gintis in Repeat Session

By |November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Carl Foulkes-Jones had to get to London, so no live session this week. This gives us the opportunity to to listen again to the recent Gintis session along with 2 hours of thrown together, yet excellent music.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 86
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Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 82 – with Gintis in Session

By |October 30th, 2017|1 Comment

I first saw Gintis play a shit gig as cocky 16 year olds at Bar Blu in Rhyl back in 2003. Despite the haphazard nature of the set there was a quality and warmth about them. Only three of the band remain from that original line up (Carl, Dave and Joe) and over the years not a lot has changed on the haphazard front, and yet the song writing maintains an extremely high standard.
Dennis is the new single (almost a comeback) on Popty Ping Records and once you’ve been hooked, you’ll be lined and sank by it’s beauty. And that is what Gintis have a knack of doing – producing songs that can make you grin from ear to ear and songs that can make you cry.
So while a hardcore punk gig raged inside Maguires in Liverpool, I recorded Carl Gintis in session in my car in the car park behind the venue… Listen to the session (and the whole show) below – you won’t be disappointed.

 

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 82
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FESTIVAL REVIEW – Focus Wales, Wrexham – Friday

By |May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Exit International @ central
The stature of Focus Wales grows every year, as does the stature of bands queuing up to play it and the queues of people wanting to see them. Spread across Wrexham in at least seventeen venues / stages / settings – it has something to offer for anyone looking for artistic enlightenment…. Or, in other words – getting smashed and having a great time. (pic Exit International by Brent Jones and below)