GIG REVIEW – Spam Javelin, Red Or Dead, Velvet @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |January 20th, 2018|0 Comments


A handy collection of three fine representatives of the burgeoning local original music scene, all gathered in the cheap and ever cheerful Skerries?  Yes, that will do, even for a flying visit from me.  It was good to see a lot of other band members out to support too, not something that always happens with folks caught up in their own bubbles.  I had sent some drunks to reserve me a seat up front so had a good view of proceedings.

NEW RELEASE – Spam Javelin – Arseholageddon EP

By |November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Link2wales Records are proud to announce the release the new EP by Spam Javelin.
‘Arseholageddon’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by John Lawrence at Nant Y Benglog and is available to download from Bandcamp right now, with the CD version being released on 20.11.17.
Spam Javelin play the following dates…
11th Nov – Penrhyn Old Hall, Penrhyn Bay THIS Saturday (with Bite Back / The Webb)
22nd Nov – Salty Dog, Northwich (with Flat Back Four)
9th Dec – The Pot, Rhyl (with Mutha Luvin Chimps / White Ether)
more to be announced…

GIG REVIEW – Krank, Baltimore Gun Club, Spam Javelin @ The Loft, Bangor

By |September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Krank
The Loft in Bangor is that great room above Rascals in the Upper part of the city. This week is Freshers Week – a time when landlords (of both flats and public houses) start rubbing their hands as a huge influx of new students hit the city in a big way, hellbent on blowing their grants in the first week.

GIG REVIEW – Lolfa Binc, Teeth Crack, Spam Javelin @ The North, Rhyl

By |August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

[review by steve coxon] [pics by neil crud + pete brookes]

lolfabinc
Well, what are you going to do on a Thursday evening when presented with a choice between Celebrity Masterchef on TV or a trip through to North Wales equivalent to Sin City that is Rhyl. As I walk through the door like a gun slinging outlaw stepping into a western saloon, half expecting a chair to come flying at me, I’m surprised to find that there’s a friendly welcome and an opening at the bar where I choose a pint of Tuborg for a small sum of two quid.. it’s a good start.

GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Feral Existence, Emissaries Of Syn, Spam Javelin @ Stö, Leipzig

By |August 20th, 2017|0 Comments


We gatecrashed this gig as our Nuremburg dates had fallen through. Europe is actually a lot bigger than it is on the map! Drove through the day from Podbor in the Czech Republic to land in Leipzig; the New Berlin (I’m told).
Stö is a squat venue; the whole street is a squat. Great set-up and really nice people. Good to see Pete Butler of 2 Sick Monkeys again, and good to see him looking so well. The generosity of the venue was wonderful – free food, free beer, the offer of somewhere to sleep and money for fuel – and us being complete strangers.