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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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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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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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Oxjam Line-up: Part 2

If like me you managed to miss out on the Oxjam Cardiff Takeoff for 2014, then I think it’s fair to say that we missed out. I saw Dominic Griffin play not too long ago, and he (and his band) … 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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To be or not to be hardcore: Bodyboarding Sountracks and Punk Rock

Extreme sports films have a long history of using great tunes to get the most out of their footage. Punk and surfing properly started getting cosy in Taylor Steele‘s groundbreaking Momentum, which helped to spread SoCal punk. It’s well worth watching … Continue reading

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