Month: March 2018

The Stranglers: Down in The Tramshed

by Rob Jones The Stranglers made their annual journey to Cardiff and it was met with the usual adoration via a loyal fan base. On this occasion it is a full house at The Tramshed and there was not a square millimetre spare in the upper or lower viewing areas. The switch from the usual surrounds of the local university did not affect the punters coming out in their droves and this mass gathering was also in early attendance to catch support act Therapy? in full flow. From that point forward is was a series of seminal songs from The Stranglers. The quarter still retain original...

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DUCKING PUNCHES

OPEN UP WITH VIDEO FOR “I RUIN EVERYTHING”- WATCH [ AS PREMIERED BY CLASH ] MAMMOTH ‘ALBUM RELEASE TOUR’ DATES THROUGHOUT APRIL  ‘ALAMORT’ – THE NEW ALBUM – OUT NOW “clearly striving for something bigger and better with their latest album, Alamort” – 4/5 – The Skinny Magazine  “All told, whenever melody and innocence triumphs over hardcore and doom, Ducking Punches are onto a knockout!” – 4/5 – NARC “A thrilling ride from start to finish” – 8/10 – God Is In The TV  Airing the first new video since the release of their assured fourth album ‘Alamort’ (out now via the Xtra Mile Recordings label), punk...

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Yoga for Cwmclydach

by Rob Jones Esther Nagle presents yoga classes at Cwmclydach Community Centre on Mondays starting from April 16, 2018, 7pm to 8.30pm. This project is on trial for eight weeks and it is £6 per week or £25 for a 5 week booking. For more details call 07897 447844 or email esther@balanceandbreathe.co.uk This 90 minute Yoga class will help you to relax your body, release stress and tension, tone and strengthen muscles, improve sleep, increase the quality of your breath, focus your mind and much more. Through a series of breathing practices and body postures, you will improve your...

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DREAM WIFE

REVEAL ‘F.U.U.’ VIDEO MARCH UK DATES // HUGE SUPPORT SHOWS WITH THE VACCINES DREAM WIFE IS OUT NOW, VIA LUCKY NUMBER Photo Credit:  Joanna Kiely “The UK rock band’s debut is a prime example of what happens when you grow up on Bikini Kill and the Slits” –Pitchfork “Not since Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst out of Manhattan in the early 2000s in a blaze of fishnets and glitter has punk rock been as downright fun” – NME 5/5 Stars  “…their live shows are 50% riot grrrl most pit, 50% pop rock disco and 100% amazing – and their debut album bristles with more...

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THE YAWPERS

ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES FOR APRIL THE YAWPERS craft tunes that are engrossed in creative context. Some might recall edges of the mid-1900s Delta blues, but only if those lived-in riffs were played by the MC5, broadcast through booming stadium speakers and drenched with pounds of fuzzy distortion and full-throttled punk rock energy. They conduct parallel frequencies with the ferocious and raw proletarian roots of Uncle Tupelo, the burning-hot thrashings and cavernous sonic space of Hot Snakes, and mix in derisive scrutiny that brings to mind Ween or the Minutemen (and might we add that Cook is the spitting...

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