Category Archives: Rock

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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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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4 gigs in 5 nights: a mixtape

I’ve had a storming rock n roll week since last Thursday, which has left me in the enviable position of not having enough of a chance to blog about any of the gigs that I’ve been too. So in homage … Continue reading

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ArcTanGent: Maths can be fun

For the best part of a decade the tail end of my August was reserved for Reading Festival. I loved the fact that I could watch such a variety of modern indie and rock music with some great friends. But … Continue reading

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Oxjam Line-up: Stronger than builder’s tea

So yesterday the first wave of Oxjam bands were announced for 2014. 16 November is a date to chuck in your diaries now, because there’s more good bands than you can shake a stick at. It’s all for the bargain … Continue reading

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Invest in festivals: 2000 Trees

About a quarter of a million were at Glastonbury, but for me and a few mates, 2000 Trees was our first festival of the year. I went to Reading religiously for over of a decade, but there’s something awesome about attending a … Continue reading

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Acoustic: Beautiful sounds or dirty word?

I’m not entirely sure Nirvana knew what they were starting when they recorded Unplugged. Yes, there had been many acoustic acts before, and Dylan had propelled folk to the mainstream long ago, but since the session rock bands have queued … Continue reading

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Feast of the East

Having blogged about the live music scene I’ve grown up with in West Wales last week, I’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the best that Cardiff has to offer over the last couple of days. Whereas the live … Continue reading

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Getting involved with Oxjam

As this is the 34th post on my blog, you may have gathered that I like music. What you may not know is that I’ve spent a good part of my life working for voluntary organisations, including a spell with … Continue reading

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