Trampolene, The Gulps & Ratoon – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – 03/02/2023

Wales has had a severe vacancy for too many years. Since the Manics and Stereophonics got comfortable filling arenas and Super Furry Animals split, Wales has badly needed an exciting, young, new band of national treasures. The latest contenders for the title have rocked up to Clwb Ifor Bach tonight for one in a stringContinue reading “Trampolene, The Gulps & Ratoon – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – 03/02/2023”

Spyres & Sterling Press – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – 13/10/2022

Only a smattering of onlookers stand waiting early doors at Clwb Ifor Bach this evening, so we’re guessing that word of Sterling Press hasn’t yet reached Wales’ capital but we assume this won’t be the case for long. With three punchy single releases to their name and a few UK tours, the Liverpool-based four pieceContinue reading “Spyres & Sterling Press – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – 13/10/2022”

Andrew Cushin – Exchange, Bristol – 11/10/2022

Andrew Cushin’s first solo headline tour has already seen the Newcastle songwriter play a string of sold out dates across the UK and tonight he’s bringing his feast of perceptive rock’n’roll energy to the Westcountry’s first city. The spirit of Cushin’s music is summed up by the support acts on offer tonight, the first beingContinue reading “Andrew Cushin – Exchange, Bristol – 11/10/2022”

Cast & The Gulps – The Tramshed, Cardiff – 03/06/2022

Although tonight’s show is billed as Cast playing the whole of their classic debut nineties album All Change to commemorate the LP’s 25th anniversary, a notable gig in itself, your reviewer here is equally as excited to check out It’s Creation Baby’s most tipped signing The Gulps live for the first time as he isContinue reading “Cast & The Gulps – The Tramshed, Cardiff – 03/06/2022”

The Others – The Grace, London, 30/04/22

Twenty years have passed since mid-00s London scene favourites and NME cover stars The Others got together and set about making their mark on the musical world. To celebrate the fact that they are still very much still in existence and filled with as much life as ever, tonight’s gig sees the band break anContinue reading “The Others – The Grace, London, 30/04/22”

The Libertines – Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour – Cardiff Uni 19/02/22

You join us on Day 2 of Storm Eunice in Cardiff. Day 1 was characterised by 88 miles per hour winds, Day 2 sees the equally blustery rock’n’roll force of The Libertines ‘Giddy Up A Ding Dong tour’ blow into the city. Cheesy figures of speech aside, there is an air of relief around tonight’sContinue reading “The Libertines – Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour – Cardiff Uni 19/02/22”

The Others – 20th Anniversary Show announced

To mark the 20 year anniversary of their formation, the original London urchin-rockers are finally treading the boards again. Having formed in the hype and celebration of the early 2000s New Rock Revolution garage band scene, The Others elbowed their way onto the cover of the NME with a stockpile of punchy working class blues-punkContinue reading “The Others – 20th Anniversary Show announced”

Skinny Lister – The Globe, Cardiff, 13/11/21

Tonight, we are beckoned into The Globe by the sound of sea shanties, chanted with the kind of gusto last heard off some drunken Cornish port in the 1800s. There must be cultural historians out there with less knowledge of the humble sailors’ merry incantation than Bristol’s The Longest Johns who use their know-how toContinue reading “Skinny Lister – The Globe, Cardiff, 13/11/21”

The Magic Gang and The Goa Express – Tramshed, Cardiff, 10/10/2021

Tonight’s gig was originally scheduled to take place in March but, like every good thing in life, was delayed due to COVID-19. The room has been waiting a long time for this gig. First on are The Goa Express from Manchester. Unassuming in tee shirts and jumpers, swigging from cans of Red Stripe, they makeContinue reading “The Magic Gang and The Goa Express – Tramshed, Cardiff, 10/10/2021”

Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021

Tonight’s gig is a homecoming gig for Swansea’s own Jack Jones. Looking happy to be on his own turf, adorned in trademark green Fila tracksuit jacket, later joined by a Swansea football shirt torpedoed onto the stage by an enthusiastic audience member, the Trampolene frontman treats us to a choice group of songs and verseContinue reading “Peter Doherty & Jack Jones of Trampolene- Sin City, Swansea – 18/09/2021”