Month: June 2016

Local Tennis Leagues mean it’s anyone for tennis.

With the Wimbledon Championships now under way, and tennis fever in the air, Local Tennis Leagues will soon be starting around Wales to enable players of all standards to play competitive matches on local courts. Local leagues are taking place in the following areas from July: Flintshire: closing date for entries – 11th July, starting on 14th July; Cardiff: closing date for entries – 4th July, starting on 7th July; Swansea: closing date for entries – 18th July, starting on 21st July; Wrexham: closing date for entries – 4th July, starting on 7th July. Anyone can sign up to...

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TEENAGE FANCLUB.

NEW ALBUM ‘HERE’ RELEASED SEPTEMEBER 9  + UK/EIRE TOUR DATES     ‘HERE’ TO BE RELEASED ON PeMa VIA REPUBLIC OF MUSIC Six years used to be a lifetime in rock’n’roll. Kids driven by the urgency of youth formbonds, plug in, play gigs, find a label. Acclaim, exhaustion, over and out. Teenage Fanclub’s early years were propelled by that kind of frantic energy (thankfully without the flame out). As outliers of the young sound of Scotland’s second wave, they released five albums in their first six years together. The foundations of their national treasure status were already laid. Inevitably, as the...

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Metronomy Magic = Summer Sun.

by Rob Jones We live in a world where sterile sounds surface and then dominate redundant radio reels. As a result the charts are overrun by pitiful microscopic nobodies. Meanwhile, reality television shows regurgitate the glories of pop past and re-package this commercial kudos for another generation. It is therefore hats off to anybody pointing their aural aerial down the avenue of ambition. The UK beats of Metronomy takes such a rhythm route and this fertile fare drops alongside the indie rock electro nu disco stances of MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and Hot Chip....

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Tonypandy celebrates World War One.

by Rob Jones This Battle of Mametz exhibition is led by Craft of Hearts, Eleanor Street, Tonypandy and admission is free. The poster displays that the event will be held at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay. For details Call Joanne Roe and her team on 07917 467103, weekdays 10am-5pm. Details of the battle and the celebratory event are below: The Battle of Mametz was predominantly manned from men and boys of the Welsh valleys and the aggression began on July 7, 1916. As part of this hostility the 38th or Welsh Division was ordered to attack and capture Mametz Wood...

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DJ Lux and his weird world.

By Rob Jones Without nostalgia there would not be a now-and, we would be suspended in a state of nowhere. Fuzzy logic? No way! As much as young bands are championed because of their energetic exuberance it is disgraceful to disrespect influential performers because of their advancing years or their sad demise. The look back buzz is fine and anyone or anything from a bygone era can still be a vital cog in the modern musical world.  Is Iggy Pop a spent force? No! His recent Post Pop Depression album stands tall and it is not him resting on...

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