New Album – SPAM JAVELIN – 12 Golden Greats

By |October 12th, 2018|0 Comments


Link2wales Records is proud to announce the release of ’12 Golden Greats’ a compilation of the recorded studio work by Spam Javelin. 
This collates their two EPs ‘How Can You Die When You’re Already Dead’ and ‘Arseholageddon’ along with Nazi Line Dancers Fuck Off, You Make Me Want To Hate You and Life’s A Bastard Then You’re Dead, which appeared on the split 7″ EP with Emissaries Of Syn.

The release coincides with the band’s string of twelve autumn dates playing with the likes of Eastfield, Bogans, 999, Cockney Rejects, Habits and many more.

CD available at the gigs for £3 or via Bandcamp…

GIGOGRAPHY – Neil Crud

By |October 6th, 2018|Comments Off on GIGOGRAPHY – Neil Crud


4Q were a punk band from Colwyn Bay (1987-90). Originally featuring Edi Filmstar (voc), Neil Crud (gtr), Wayne The Bastard (bass) and Paul Puke (drms). Edi quit after 4 gigs and Cumi Pants (voc) joined and Paul Puke was replaced by Matt Vinyl (drms) to make up the most prolific line-up in the band’s gigging history. By mid-1989 Gumpsh (gtr) and Robin (gtr) had joined after Wayne had left with Neil taking over on bass. Neil Crud smashed his bass on stage in Sept’90 and quit the band and despite Cumi looking to recruit a replacement things stopped.

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 – Bogans, Spam Javelin, Mike West @ Chester Live

By |June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments


Funny place Chester, it doesn’t really have a scene… Yeah people flock from the suburbs when something piques their interest (like Skids at The Live Rooms 2 days earlier), but by all accounts it’s a pretty cliquey city. Chester Live has been running for a couple of years now, in a Focus Wales format; but Focus in Wrexham is well established, plus that town has a vibrant music scene. So some of the gigs here at Chester Live can be a bit bitty (others were sold out!)… This gig was one of the bitty ones, and the main act Louise Distras was obviously not as big a draw as anticipated.

GIG REVIEW – Curiad Pulse Festival Kill Thursday @ Skerries, Bangor

By |May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Paul Henshaw, Spam Javelin, Rabo De Toro, Cane Toads, Dilation


Curiad Pulse Festival in Bangor is run by the tireless James Phillips and his team of dedicated workers. It’s a celebration of local music, mainly those centred around the city, but also spanning across North Wales too.