Month: September 2016

SHE DREW THE GUN.

FRESH FROM PERFORMING AT GLASTONBURY AS ‘EMERGING TALENT WINNERS’ POLITICALLY CHARGED PSYCH-POPPERS UNVEIL VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE’PIT PONY’ + UK TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER Following the huge critical success of She Drew The Gun’s debut LP ‘Memories Of The Future’ the band hit the road for their first UK headline tour. Spearheaded by politicised and provocative new single ‘Pit Pony’, She Drew The Gun will tour the highlights of what is surely a contender for record of the year. “The idea for the song first came about when I read about pit ponies that used to work in mines for...

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The happy jacks of Penygraig.

by Rob Jones Penygraig Bowls Club reformed only 3 years ago but a lot has happened since those nascent days. There has been a gradual increase in fortunes but the 2016 outdoor season has proved to be a phenomenal success with a number of trophies confirming the glory. Penygraig has claimed the Rhondda Bowls League Division One title and in a debut campaign in the Cardiff League the club started in Division Seven with an undefeated fixture list taking the valley team to the top of their section. The Rhondda Monday Afternoon Plate Competition threw up another challenge and Penygraig notched another triumph. The Mid Rhondda...

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Present Years Past.

by Rob Jones The Early Years hit you with their second album and from track one forward we enter a world where it appears the short-lived Merseyside mavericks The Crucial Three have reunited to reignite that six weeks that were spent together in 1977. The Crucial Three, who are they the masses scream? Well, this unholy trinity comprised of the talents of a trio who are best known in the guises that came after their ephemeral gathering. Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes), Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen), and Pete Wylie (Wah!). The Cope and McCulloch leanings here are...

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Babylon still Burns.

by Rob Jones Ruts DC are back and the album Music must Destroy has more to do with their punk power as opposed to their dub diligence. The single Psychic Attack kicks off proceedings at a fast and furious pace that proves that this band can still cut the momentum mustard! From there the title track does not put its foot to the pedal but its vehemence is evident from the visceral vocals and the guitar gusto. Surprise is next and this fiery fare is as close to a Malcolm Owen led tune by The Ruts as proceedings can get. This tune would...

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40 Years of The Damned at The Tramshed.

by Rob Jones The Damned have played Wales on numerous occasions and yours truly has been lucky enough to witness shows in Bridgend, Pontypridd and several Cardiff venues. One of the great post-millennium shows was on 16 December 2008 at the sadly departed outlet The Point in the Welsh capital. Here is a review of that show to get you in the mood for the return of The Damned to the principality for a 40th anniversary date at The Tramshed on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 7.30pm. Since the halcyon days of the 70’s The Damned has experienced many ups and downs, splits...

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