Month: January 2016

Will Varley brings ‘Ursa Minor’ to Cardiff.

WILL VARLEY NEW SINGLE ‘SEIZE THE NIGHT’ OUT 11th MARCH 2016 + 17 UK TOUR DATES THIS FEBRUARY [ INTERVIEWS / Q&AS / GIG PASSES – ALL AVAILABLE ] WATCH THE ‘SEIZE THE NIGHT’ VIDEO HERE “Powerful, political and pertinent”  THE INDEPENDENT Will Varley kicks off 2016 with the release of new single ‘Seize The Night’ taken from the much-lauded album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ released back in October 2015. The song is about living life to the full and sharing memories of good times from the past whilst remembering to savour each moment of the present the best you can. To reinforce...

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Morrissey through the eye of a Needle.

By Rob Jones The 2 DVD set that is Morrissey: From where he came to where he went: With and without The Smiths traces the career of one of our most lauded rock stars. A collection of associates and analysts who have come in to the presence of Morrissey unite to offer an insight in to The Smiths and the solo career of the Pope of Mope . There are those musical folk who have worked with him including Craig Gannon (who worked alongside the main man in The Smiths and also in a section of his solo career)....

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Law firm creates expert family law team.

A South Wales law firm has created a new specialist team to provide expert advice and support for people involved in the breakdown of a relationship. CJCH Solicitors has brought together an all-female team including solicitors who are accredited members of the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel and the Law Society’s Children Panel. “When a relationship breaks down it can be distressing and traumatic,” said Jodi Winter, head of the new Family and Matrimonial Department, and a partner in the firm. “People often feel vulnerable, confused and unsure about what to do next. We can offer expert advice...

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Sham 69-the real deal!

by Rob Jones There is a real Sham 69 out there and also a version that in essence is no more than a tribute band trading under the same name. The 1977 original line up is the item that has the real deal tag as Jimmy Pursey (frontman and face of the nascent act) is present and correct! Pursey is also joined by other early era Sham compatriots in the form of Dave Parsons and Dave Tregunna-and, this trio represent those glory days of lighting up Top of the Pops on a Thursday evening! The Pursey product brought a string of hit singles including five Top 20...

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Penetration for the principality.

By Rob Jones Punk powerhouse Penetration sprung forth from the late 70’s rock rebellion. Band vocalist Pauline Murray was one of the most potent female forces of her generation and she can still cut the mustard. The creativity of Penetration got the County Durham act signed to Virgin Records-as label boss Richard Branson assembled a whole host of fresh and forceful UK talent e.g. Sex Pistols and then PIL, XTC, The Skids, Magazine and The Ruts amongst others. The Penetration albums Moving Targets and Coming up for Air were critical successes and singles such as Don’t Dictate, Life’s a...

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