Tag Archives: indie

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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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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The People’s Music: Public Enemy and Joanna Gruesome

On Friday I missioned it up to Manchester to watch Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy play Manchester. My mate Jamie and I had a bit of time to kill and ended up at the People’s Museum in Manchester, which charts … Continue reading

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Scriber plays a blinder

With some bands you just get the wrong album at the wrong time. I’d been told many times that I should fall head over heels in love with Conor Oberst‘s Bright Eyes, but when I got around to listening to Lifted … Continue reading

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The Kinks v The Beatles

My name’s Dyfrig and I have a confession – I don’t really like the The Beatles. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate a lot of what they’ve done. Helter Skelter sounds so vital that it could’ve been recorded yesterday and … 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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An ode to local music scenes

Before I moved to Cardiff, I grew up and lived in West Wales. One of the reasons I left was that very few bands visited either Carmarthen (where I grew up) or Aberystwyth (where I lived for the best part … Continue reading

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The Album Wall: Choosing Singles with Sharon Van Etten

It’s not very often a coversation I have gets blogged about, but that’s the joy of Twitter these days! Check out this great effort from Joel of the Album Wall, who checks out the new Sharon Van Etten album. I’m … Continue reading

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Cloud Nothings, Cheatahs, Record Labels and Karmic Stalkers

I’ve been anally retentive about music ever since I properly got into music at the start of my teenage years. Little did I know that my bizarre hunger for knowledge, which included what record labels bands were signed to, would … Continue reading

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