Static Inc – Brithgofion

Cardiff art rock three-piece, Static Inc, have put out their latest Welsh language EP ‘Brithgofion’, a literal mosaic of mesmeric sound and genres, taking onboard classic and prog-rock, then buffing it up with a contemporary indie sheen to craft a collection of sublime otherworldly and vital melodies. Recorded entirely in their own home studios, manyContinue reading “Static Inc – Brithgofion”

Angel Hotel – Automobile

Escapist abandonment doesn’t come any more insistently joyful than Cardiff four-piece Angel Hotel’s latest single ‘Automobile’. On this, their fifth single, the group fully embrace the quintessence of their retro dream-pop pizazz by summing up the elation of hopping in an unassuming motor vehicle, driving to the middle of nowhere and idyllically getting away fromContinue reading “Angel Hotel – Automobile”

Fate Of The Sun – Rogues Gallery

Cardiff DIY recording artist Fate Of The Sun has had it with the current crop of lead politicians and on new single ‘Rogue’s Gallery’ he lines them up against the wall, along with some individuals he considers their moral kin, placing Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Matt Hancock, Trump and Putin next to killers Fred andContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Rogues Gallery”

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”

Panic Shack – Baby Shack EP

There’s nothing more punk rock than mastering the raw power of three chords fused with simple, effective rhymes and on the Baby Shack EP Panic Shack prove themselves skilled artisans of just that. With a healthy dose of humour and an audible sense of fun, the Cardiff four-piece take a handful of, in less-adept hands,Continue reading “Panic Shack – Baby Shack EP”

Columbia – Embrace The Chaos

Many artists try hard to bury their influences under heaps of avant-garde experimentalism, misjudged kooky angles and cringe worthy vocal gymnastics when, truly, it was the monolithic greats who brought us all kneeling at the altar of rock’n’roll. Columbia see no merit in hiding where their sound comes from and boldly plaster their influences inContinue reading “Columbia – Embrace The Chaos”

Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999

Fate Of The Sun reckons we live in a dystopian mess of a world, so much so he feels like he’s living in the cruddy future originally envisioned in 1982 sci-fi flick Blade Runner, and who are we to argue when he cries he’s “had enough of this crazy spice infested town”, “they gambled itContinue reading “Fate Of The Sun – Blade Runner 1999”

James and The Cold Gun – It’s Mutual

We’re a couple weeks late with this one, but James and The Cold Gun have put out a blistering new single, ‘It’s Mutual’, the first track from their forthcoming debut EP proper ‘False Start’. South Wales is presently home to a long-overdue indie resurgence, with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Bandicoot, Boy Azooga, Panic Shack and theirContinue reading “James and The Cold Gun – It’s Mutual”

Pigeon Wigs – Death of a King

Cardiff’s most extravagant six-piece have graced us with their second proper single ‘Death of a King’. Although the pomp and hubris of debut single ‘Near The Knuckle’ is fully intact, their newest dispatch is, in Pigeon Wigs world anyway, a slightly more restrained affair. Wrapped around a spirited piano line and some brash saxophone blasts,Continue reading “Pigeon Wigs – Death of a King”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Backhand Deals

Like us, you may have been bracing yourself for a highly sexed, 70s prog-rock inspired, throwback debut LP from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, but the little wonder of an album they’ve pulled out the bag is a far different thing. Using glam and psychedelic rock tricks from T-Rex to Slade, the Cardiff boys have coupled upContinue reading “Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Backhand Deals”