GIG REVIEW – Habits, Morffe, Maines @ Pie Records, Rhos-On-Sea

By |October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

What an exciting venture… Pie Records sits in the heart of the blue-rinse Tory heartland of Rhos-On-Sea. For how long the fascist Daily Mail readers will tolerate young people enjoying themselves watching beat combos on their patch remains to be seen. But while the sun shines, let’s make hay.

Cry, Maines @ The North, Rhyl

By |April 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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I often get asked to help bands put gigs on, I always politely decline with a ‘fuck off’ – it takes a certain calibre of fruitcake to actually promote gigs and I doff my cap to all of you. To Steve Rastin in Rhyl it’s second nature and I’m certain he’d be at a complete loss if he wasn’t hosting show after show for bands near and far.

He’s also bold enough to put on a post-hardcore band with a post-indie band and prop them up with an acoustic covers act!

Bolshy, Bonzai Massacre, Sleep Beggar, Maines @ Comrades Club, Conwy

By |July 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

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Wow! What a great gig… The second of such at the Comrades Club, tucked within the medieval walls of Conwy. And what a great turnout..! When you consider that a lot of bands end up playing to the other bands on the bill (if they haven’t gone home straight after their own set), then tonight shows people do exist and we can all have a great time!

New EP – MAINES – Frequencies

By |June 29th, 2016|0 Comments


Link2wales is both proud and excited to bring you the debut EP from Conwy’s Maines.
‘Frequencies’ is a post-hardcore chessboard strewn with a maelstrom of snakes and ladders. You’d better strap yourself in and brace yourself for one hell of a ride.

Available on limited edition CD and/or free (pay what you want) download be sure to catch Maines live… You won’t be disappointed.
Sat 2nd July – Conwy Comrades Club (+ Bolshy, Bonzai Massacre, Sleep Beggar)

Cat No – L2W 007  BUY HERE

Maines, Cynic Notes @ The North, Rhyl

By |June 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

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A photo emerged on my timeline this morning of Rhyl’s representation at this year’s mudbath in Glastonbury, and most of those in the pic were frequenters of The North’s endless supply of gigs… So it was inevitable that this would be a quiet one… Possibly the bands playing to each other and a handful of punters… Yep.. Not quite that bad but…