Author Archives: Dyfrig Williams

About Dyfrig Williams

Music Bendigedig is a blog about the gigs I (Dyfrig Williams) get to go and see. I’m based in Cardiff, so most of the gigs I go to are here, with a few further afield. I don’t aim to be a critic – this is a music fan’s blog, written from that perspective.

Groezrock: Different Country, Same Shenanigans

My first ever proper gig was a music festival – the Big Day Out at the Milton Keynes. And I’ve been taking them on ever since. But this year was the first year I’ve taken one on that’s outside the … Continue reading

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Villagers: Great Band, a Good Set

Let me say this straight off the bat – I’m a big Villagers fan. Ever since I first saw them play a small stage at Reading, to when they supported Elbow on their arena tour, and now when they’re playing … Continue reading

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Tree of Wolves: Shapes

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front of late, but there’s nothing like a big slice of guitar driven poppy goodness to get a man back into gear. I saw Tree of Wolves play at Cardiff’s Oxjam, and … Continue reading

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Nanook of the North: Scenes, Genres and Futures

I recently caught up with Nanook of the North before their gig at Gwdihw. I’m a big fan of theirs, and a quick listen to their Soundcloud will tell you why. The last time I saw them before this night … Continue reading

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Oxjam Cardiff 2014: The Final Post

So it’s been just over a week since the Cardiff Oxjam Takeover took place, and rather predictably, it was fantastic. It’s been awesome blogging on the event. I started out thinking that it would be a good chance to support … Continue reading

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Scriber: Manchester, Cardiff and great music

Having caught Esuna for my first Oxjam podcast a couple of weeks ago, I was expecting a similar pub based catch up with Joshua Price a.k.a. Scriber. Except that he’s now based in Manchester, so a quick meet up turned into … Continue reading

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Classical v Rock: Delta Sleep and Axes

Last month there was a bit of a debate around whether 6 Music should replace Radio 3 on FM. Classical music tests musicians’ awesomeness and showcases their techniques. We tried that in rock music and ended up with Prog. And … Continue reading

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Esuna: New band members, math rock and Oxjam Cardiff Takeover

Last Sunday I caught up with Esuna to have a chat and record a short podcast. They’re playing the Oxjam Cardiff Takeover, and were kind enough to agree to be interviewed about their new band member, their new material and … Continue reading

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Slowly Rolling Camera vs the Middle of the Road

The old saying is if you stick to the middle of the road you get mowed down, and possibly made into some dubious taxidermy (the latter part may just be my addition). The joy of being an alternative music fan … Continue reading

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Free gigs: How I Faked the Moon Landing, Esuna and Safari Gold

I’m more than happy to pay to go to a gig. It’s for the same reason as I pay for records – I want to support the artists in what they do. Illegal downloading is all fun and games until … Continue reading

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