Month: November 2017

Tonypandy Tony – camera King.

by Rob Jones *The featured photo is of the Our Lady of Penrhys statue Tony Smith who was born in Eastbourne, Sussex but has lived in Tonypandy for 40 years. Tony has been a well known local car mechanic but at the same time, he has developed a long-term love of photography. About five years ago Tony became interested in Urban Xploring and he travelled around the country visiting abandoned houses, factories, churches and other buildings. The Rhondda resident also got interested in taking night photos as well as shots of his beloved automobiles. The obvious skills developed as Tony joined the...

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BEANS ON TOAST.

LIMBERS UP FOR UK DATES WITH BRAND NEW SINGLE: ‘THE UNLIKELY GYMNAST’ – WATCH VIDEO HERE THE LATEST SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM ‘CUSHTY’ OUT DECEMBER 1ST 2017 Getting into shape for his upcoming UK tour – BEANS ON TOAST – today releases a playful new single: “The Unlikely Gymnast”. Arriving on the eve of his biggest UK shows to date, the new track comes with an athletic new video and a short story to set the scene, as written by Beans himself.  As a 36-year old, self proclaimed ‘drunk-folk’ singer, vowing to “make gymnastics sexy again” is bold statement. Making that same vow to...

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I do like Mondays

by Rob Jones On leaving the house BBC4 had the memories of Leonard Sachs and his guests taking us back to the dark ages of entertainment via the Good Old Days. However, on arriving in the Welsh capital Shaun Ryder and his associates turned the clock yesteryear to revive the golden era of the great old Happy Mondays!  On this grim, cold November night that meant the Mancunian Mavericks planned to warm the cockles of their Welsh fans with a show of 80’s and 90’s anthems. That meant unleashing: Loose Fit, Kinky Afro Dennis and Lois, Donovan, Clap Your Hands, Hallelujah, Judge Fudge, Rave On, Freaky Dancin’, 24 Hour Party People, Bob’s Yer Uncle, Holiday, Step On plus Wrote for...

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SHED SEVEN RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘NOTHING TO LIVE DOWN’

LINK:  https://ShedSeven.lnk.to/NTLDPR FIRST ALBUM IN 16 YEARS ‘INSTANT PLEASURES’ CHARTS AT NUMBER 8 HUGE WINTER UK TOUR WITH OVER 60K TICKETS SOLD #SHEDCEMBER Touching Northern melancholy turned into huge uplifting anthems –  The Guardian  4/5 Big chorused songs and wonderfully forlorn moments – Q magazine Shed Seven release ‘Nothing to Live Down’ which premiered on Chris Moyles’s Radio X Breakfast Show. The single is taken from their new album ‘Instant Pleasures’ which charted last week  on the Official UK Album Chart at number 8 and is released on BMG. Instant Pleasures also charted at number 1 on the independent album chart and on the album vinyl...

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Mozzer on a High.

by Rob Jones Morrissey returns with Low in High School which was recorded at La Fabrique Studios, France and Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios, Rome. Joe Chiccarelli takes the production reins but as one would expect the momentum of Morrissey takes centre stage. As time goes by Moz either aims for the components of his tunes plus their outcomes to get reach for the grander element of songwriting or on other occasions a more traditional old-school format is utilised. However, there is plenty of variety here in the nature of the dozen tracks, e.g. The Latin-tinged When you open your Legs; a latter-day nod to The Smiths via the...

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