Month: April 2018

THE BLOOD CHOIR

POST-ROCK DUO ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM FOR 6 YEARS: ‘HOUSES OF THE SUN’ OUT 22 JUNE VIA VILLAGE RECORDINGS + MAY UK TOUR DATES + ‘SWITCHING OFF THE PERFUME GARDEN’ TEASER TRACK – LISTEN HERE “something rather special” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music “soundscapes, reverb and blizzards of overdrive.” – Guitarist Magazine “Low slung, spaced out psyche rock” – Echoes & Dust Breaking a six year hiatus this summer – THE BLOOD CHOIR – are overwhelmed to announce their sophomore album: ‘Houses of the Sun’. Set for release on the 22nd June 2018, the long-awaited follow up to their 2012...

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Ari Up and see this movie

by Rob Jones Here to be Heard: The story of The Slits is the movie that brings to life the history of one of the most important cult bands of all time! The screening at Chapter, Canton exposed the magnitude of the music plus the focus of females in rock – and, in particular the nucleus of Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt and Palmolive. Yes, there have been other members of this influential act either side of the fab feminine four but this quartet were the most renowned version of this vehement outfit. The Slits may have slipped...

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Words, Art, Music – the Ynyshir way

by Rob Jones The Worker’s Art & Design Gallery, Ynyshir is on the site of the old library in the area. Gayle Rogers along with Chris Williams are to the fore of this fantastic enterprise that exhibits and also sells a range of arts, crafts and accessories (such as books, cards and trinkets). As well as the array of splendid endeavour there are also social events and under the banner of WAM (Words Art Music) the month of April offered another diverse presentation. WORDS Phil Carradice used his expertise as a broadcaster, writer and historian to discuss poetry and...

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Chris in the chair

by Rob Jones The BARDIC CHAIR is the main prize at the National Eisteddfod and it is a centerpiece for the week long festival. The 2018 chair has been crafted and designed by Chris Williams of the Workers Art Gallery, Ynyshir. It is an amazing tribute to the talents of Chris and he is delighted to have been given this treasured...

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Pontypridd punk paradise

by Rob Jones The UK Subs continue to entertain around the globe with a potent passion-and, 2017 marked 40 years of vocalist Charlie Harper and his crew! The Subs high energy history deserves maximum respect as they have not compromised on their power or politics! The Top of the Pops singles glory of: Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She’s not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party in Paris and Keep on Running (til you Burn) had the band riding high between 1978-81. The hits and the subsequent chart albums: Another Kind of Blues, Brand new Age, Crash Course and Diminished Responsibility put the Subs at the peak of the punk premiership....

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