GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin @ The Marine, Old Colwyn

By |September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tonight’s (almost) stellar line up of 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin was quite mouthwatering. This was reflected by the numbers in attendance here in the backroom of The Marine Hotel in Old Colwyn. The early start did not hinder the figures, with attendees not having yet latched on to the Manchester / Liverpool trend of turning up late to avoid the support acts… No supports here though, no room for egos in our punk scene…
As I’ve reviewed four the bands several times and play in the other one, I’d best leave it to Rich Phillips to described the evening…

GIG REVIEW – Maines, Terminal Voyeurs @ Pie Records, Rhos-On-Sea

By |April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

[review by ste sync]

I have been looking forward to seeing Terminal Voyeurs live since hearing their first recordings earlier this year. The recordings stood out to me for the intricate guitar melodies and elaborate use of guitar effects over a thumping backline.

GIG REVIEW – Easter All Dayer @ The Pot, Rhyl

By |March 31st, 2018|1 Comment


Rhyl is currently quite notorious for non-attendees. Once the hub of all things bright and musical during the Breeding Ground, Dudley Arms and Bar Blu days things have nosedived over the years with venues and bands struggling to justify the efforts involved in hosting gigs.
There are still great nights going on, but with so much choice for gig goers it’s easy to see a band ‘next time’. So today it was heartwarming to have a good attendance from the word Go and a pile of great bands to boot.

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!