Monthly Archives: October 2013

Appleseed Cast: the emo kid harks back

I first got into the Appleseed Cast about a decade ago. I’d just got into New End Original and Jimmy Eat World, and I was trying to find out more about this “emo” scene they were part of. That led … Continue reading

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The Ffrinj and Hackney Colliery Band: Funk ‘n’ Roll

After 4 nights of gigs at the Sŵn Festival, it was going to take a very special occasion to make it a 5th night out in 5 nights.  The Cardiffrinj put that fatal plan in to action by putting on this … Continue reading

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Sŵn Day 4: Celebration

As at day 4 of any festival, being awake at a reasonable hour is quite a task, so I only got up in time to catch the end of Winter Villains at the Angel Hotel, and promptly wished I’d sorted … Continue reading

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Swn Day 3: Revenge of the Swn

I kicked off my day 3 with Hail! the Planes, who were thoroughly understated as a band. There are often times in their folk songs where some members of the band don’t play anything, but it’s striking how they reign input … Continue reading

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Swn Day 2: The City Strikes Back

First act of day 2 was Aled Rheon at the Angel Hotel. It’s a weird venue, and feels like I’m attending someone’s wedding, but the melancholy nature of Aled’s songs would perhaps not be entirely fitting. His soft vocals and … Continue reading

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Swn Day 1: The day of days

I’m so bloody excited about Swn. I remember talking to a friend about it last year and how good it was. They said “I was going to go, but I didn’t know anyone on the line-up”. My response was “That’s … Continue reading

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Let go with Letlive

I’ve hit the big 3-0, but my mellowed out music tastes have yet to affect the predominantly heavy stuff I end up seeing live (I’m listening to Johnny Flynn’s Country Mile whilst writing this after a stressful bit of work … Continue reading

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