Month: February 2017

BEANS ON TOAST

ANNOUNCES ‘DOWN THE PUB’ UK TOUR FOR 2017 “Protest songs peppered with optimism” The Guardian “A politically relevant prolific wordsmith” CLASH “Music brings people together in a way few things do, and live shows more so. But there’s something even more special about gigs with Beans on Toast.” Cultured Vultures This May, Essex born folk songwriter BEANS ON TOAST takes to the road on a tour of some of the UK’s finest boozers and local pubs. The Down The Pub Tour is a 19-day adventure from Preston to Bridgwater via Plymouth, Hastings and beyond. Paying homage to the classic British...

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Superfast broadband connects friends living 4000 miles apart as they plan dream wedding

39-year-old mum of one from Llanharan is showcasing how superfast broadband is making a real difference as part of a new campaign to promote its benefits and encourage further adoption across Rhondda Cynon Taf. Rebekah Thomas, who lives with her two-year-old son Harrison and husband Lee, is supporting the Welsh Government campaign after experiencing first-hand how a superfast internet service has enabled her to stay in touch with friends and family living abroad. With conventional broadband not adequately enabling her to Skype friends living in Nigeria and Sydney, Rebekah signed up to a superfast connection as soon as it...

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PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATED MONTREAL BAND PLAY UK DATES IN FEBRUARY  ‘’Eclectic and confident’’ – Uncut ‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’ – Pitchfork ‘’This all-analogue-recorded LP packs woody, indie skiffle, warming pop soul and that rare thing, a bassist (Nicolas Basque) whose playing is conspicuous for all the right reasons.’’ – Mojo ‘’The aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each song having its own hermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work.’’ – Stereogum The record, coming out this Friday, is currently streaming via Stereogum : “the aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each...

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PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

The record, coming out this Friday, is currently streaming via Stereogum : “the aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each song having its own hermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work,’’ and raving reviews are already pouring in, Uncut calling it ‘’Eclectic and confident’’, Pitchfork saying ‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’ while Mojo states : ‘’This all-analogue-recorded LP packs woody, indie skiffle, warming pop soul and that rare thing, a bassist (Nicolas Basque) whose playing is conspicuous for all the right reasons.’’ Eight years after their debut album Parc Avenue...

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The Skids are on!

By Rob Jones These previews are not about the writer but the content. However, as somebody who has attended hundreds of shows over several decades a long memory can grade gigs in order of their impact. The Skids at the long lost Top Rank, Cardiff on 4 November 1979 is yet to be surpassed. There have been many that have pushed that evening but it still stands proud at the peak of pop performances that I have witnessed. Therefore. the thought of a 2017 return to action for the Scottish punk bravehearts Is alluring. Unfortunately the sad demise of...

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