Johnny Marr returns with the Playland album and this 2014 rocking release keeps up the momentum of his debut solo work, The Messenger. Marr has an impeccable CV that begun with his colossal contribution to The Smiths and has since involved significant stints with Electronic, Bryan Ferry, The The, The Pretenders, Modest Mouse and The Cribs amongst others.

In the current climate the punchy pomp of incendiary indie is the Marr mantra! This guitar guru has set about producing rousing rhythms that have catchy choruses-and, he has assembled an eleven tune team fit to take on any pop peers. Playland shows that Johnny cannot fail with his aims as he has too much pedigree to let slip of those sublime sonic standards that have served him well for over three decades.

A foot to the pedal studio stomp will thrill audiences on his present tour that takes in Cardiff University on Saturday, October 18, 7.30pm. For ticket details call 02920 781400 or go to