Month: October 2015

New Order = Music Complete!

By Rob Jones The return of New Order is fully justified and their post punk dance drive is in full flow. The departure of Peter Hook means that New Order has had a major change in personnel. However, the original core of Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert are united; and, the addition of Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman has helped expand the New Order story. After a ten year break from recording New Order deliver the eleven tracks of Music Complete and it is their debut disc on the renowned Mute label. So what does a 2015...

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The wails from Wales!

By Rob Jones Many great British punk bands surfaced in the 70’s! Wales may not have been viewed as having major players in the overall picture. However, to avoid The Partisans is to overlook a potent part of a TNT tale that spread far and wide from its London core! The Partisans were formed in Bridgend, South Wales in early 1978 and a fiery foursome eventually got signed to No Future Records. 1981 had the Mid Glamorgan marauders score a number 5 on the UK Indie Chart with the anthemic Police Story/ Killing Machine double ‘A’ side and the...

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The Killing Joke is on you!

Review and photographs by   Rob Jones   Killing Joke is a big boisterous beast! Band leader Jaz Coleman is dictator-director and his accomplices provide the ultimate support network to allow their orchestrator to flourish. The enigmatic front man joins original Jokers-Geordie (guitar), Paul Ferguson (drums) and Youth (bass) for a contemporary line up that is augmented by Reza Udhin (keyboards). The result of this bond is a tight knit unit who excel in their delivery of dynamite! These warriors may be described as post punk or dance rock or alt. metal but any label utilised is irrelevant because...

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South Wales Law Firm CJCH Solicitors in three-fold expansion.

A South Wales law firm has revealed a three-fold growth in size in less than two years. Cardiff-based CJCH Solicitors, formerly Colin Jones Clarke and Hartland, has expanded from 24 staff in 2013 to more than 70, as it has taken over smaller firms and developed its team. It is now well positioned in the top 20 of Wales’s largest firms. The firm now has offices across South Wales, including Bridgend, Barry and its Cardiff headquarters. Further expansion is expected in the next few years. Its gross income has more than doubled in the last two years, and projected...

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Punk for the principality!

by Rob Jones Cardiff has a gallery of gigs and for those punters who like their rebel rock there is an aural arsenal aplenty. Powerful punk performers from the upper echelons of that stomping style are set to rev up their rhythms in the capital city of Wales! These shows include: Sham 69 / Criminal Mind / Greazy Ratz (Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff) 14/11/15 https://www.facebook.com/events/404621613045312/ Cockney Rejects / Demob (Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff) 27/11/15 https://www.facebook.com/events/1103117159714741/ Theatre Of Hate / Spizzenergi (Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff) 02/12/15 https://www.facebook.com/events/1504134476569637/ London Calling / Greazy Rats (The Moon Club, Cardiff) 05/12/15 https://www.facebook.com/events/602537039904996/ Rezillos /...

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