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.

Allusondrugs, Falls, Doppelgänger, Secateurs @ Compass, Chester

By |March 25th, 2015|1 Comment

The lunatic is on the grass… Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs… Got to keep the loonies on the path…

SECATEURS Announce UK Tour

By |March 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

To promote their forthcoming ‘Streak EP’ Deeside based hard-indie-rock-merchants Secateurs head out across the UK.
Due out on April 17th you can pre-order here

NEW SINGLE – Secateurs – Temp

By |September 11th, 2014|0 Comments


‘Cos I just wanna be your temp…’ is that in, as your fuck buddy? I dunno, and I don’t care… All I know is that what starts out very Kasabian-esq (which isn’t a bad thing), builds into a battle cry, firing sonic missiles at the stratosphere. This, their third single of 2014 (so far) is a great follow up to June’s Howl At The Moon (of which you’ll find a live version on the flip side of this release).
My only complaint is at five minutes and eleven seconds, it’s too short… Didn’t want it to end…
There is life in Shotton after all… but not as we know it…
Get it here…

Orient Machine, Secateurs, Blood Lips, Squeeze Levers @ Compass, Chester

By |August 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Orient Machine
Gigs of this sort of – bubbling-under-the-NME-radar – size in Chester and Wrexham are a step up from what we are accustomed to down the coast. That is for varying reasons and these things tend to come in waves… The North East of Wales is currently dripping in quality bands and people eager to see them live, hence the need to travel on occasion to see bands of this ilk and hence the number of people crammed into The Compass tonight. These said artistes do wander into the badlands, but it’s a bit like Russian Roulette as to whether they’ll get an audience or not, and in some cases they’ll turn up and there’ll be no gig at all!