Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 32 – with Heldinky & Kyle Lee in Session

By |October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Heldinky released their debut album, ‘Miles To Go Before I Go To Sleep’ at the end of 2014 on Turquoise Coal Records. Based in Bangor they are revered for their atmospheric performances and are currently recording their second album. Helena and Mike represented two-thirds of the band tonight for an acoustic session.
Kyle Lee first appeared on the Rhyl scene in 2003 in Jives Room and then later (and currently) in Gintis. He is also in The Mexican Walking Fish from Liverpool (where he is now based). The planets aligned to allow us to feature Kyle in session tonight as he earlier performed a solo gig in Old Colwyn.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 32
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Album Review – HELDINKY – Miles To Go Before I Sleep

By |January 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Miles To Go Before I Sleep is a very special album…

It could have been called ‘Miles Before This Album Is Released’ as it seems to have been threatened for a very long time, and although time keeps rolling on, it was well worth the wait.

HELDINKY – Arms

By |September 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Bangor band Heldinky move a step closer to their long-awaited début album ‘Miles to Go Before I Sleep’ which will be released in October 2014 on Turquoise Coal, with this… Their début single Arms…


Video is by Paul Mattock (see his interview here…)

REVIEW – North By North Wales Mini Egg Festival @ Skerries, Bangor

By |March 31st, 2013|0 Comments

(review by neil crud / pix by michael yaw dally)


I love these kind of events – a hat full of bands, each playing half an hour, therefore not outstaying their welcome, indoors, friendly atmosphere and most importantly – on my doorstep. An hour before soundcheck I was at home making a stir-fry, whereas usually when doing a gig I’d be stuck behind some arse on a motorway or hanging around waiting for the stage doors to be unlocked or the soundman to turn up. Not here… With Kyle Lee in charge of logistics, everything runs like clockwork.

We Are Animal, Wobbly Hearts, Heldinky & Kyle Lee play Bangor

By |November 9th, 2012|0 Comments

(review n pix by neil crud)

The Railway Institute shouldn’t be on Euston Road in Bangor, it should be on Quality Street, for that is what we were presented with here. The North By North Wales organisers were kind enough to take the hard toffee ones out of the tin first, to leave us with a delicious selection of individually wrapped sensations.