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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