Monday, December 27, 2010

Skins back on TV back on the road

A new series of E4's drama series Skins returns in January and to coincide the Skins tour heads out with various artists featured in the series. This includes a date at the Monkey Cafe, Swansea 20th January with Katy B, Nero & Jagga.

Kate Nash stengthens her foundations

Kate Nash will be undertaking a 15 date UK tour early in 2011 including The Globe in Cardiff 30th March.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hallelujah Shaun's Coming to Cardiff

Following his 'success' on I'm A Celebrity Shaun Ryder will be appearing at the Millennium Music Hall in Cardiff 26th February. The show is being presented by SWN and will also feature the Twang. Tickets are on sale now:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Metronomy - coming SWN

SWN have announced a show with Metronomy on Thursday 21st April next year. Tickets for the 14+ event are on sale now.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Euros Childs Album Download

Euros Childs new largelly instrumental album "Face Dripping" is available to download for free although you are asked to donate something. This is the second time Euros has given his music away in this manner following last year's "Son of Euro Child". Download available at:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Teddy Thompson joins the Glee Club

Teddy Thompson will be following hot on the heels of his father when he plays the Glee club in February. Richard Thompson plays St David's Hall 23rd January and son Teddy Thompson will be playing the Cardiff Glee Club on Sunday 13th February. Tickets are on sale now.

Manics Delayed (Hopefully Not Forever)

The Manic Street Preachers have had to postpone their home town gig at the Blackwood Miner's Institute due to illness that was to have taken place 2nd December. The gig will now be re-scheduled for a later date.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Now Nina cancels

Nina Nastasia has cancelled her forthcomng UK tour for health reasons including her date at the Glee Club, Cardiff due to have taken place 29th November. Her website had this message:

"Nina is very sorry that she won’t be able to play but looks forward to coming back to the UK soon. Any fans who have already bought tickets, will be able to obtain a refund from their point of purchase....."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

John Cooper Clarke postponed

John Cooper Clarke has postponed his appearance at the Globe in Cardiff due to have taken place this Saturday 27th November. He will now be appearing 12th February 2011. Tickets purchased already remain valid for the new date.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Specials back again

The reformed Specials (minus Jerry Dammers) will be playing a UK tour next year including Cardiff Arena October 28th.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cakehole Presley have entered the building

Cakehole Presely are set to launch their debut album at the Globe, Cardiff on Thursday 9th December. The album entitled Look After Your Chihuahua has received some rave reviews and is available now.

Jose Gonzales makes it to Cardiff

In his first appearance since the Green Man Festival in 2006 Jose Gonzales will be appearing with his new band Junip at the Millennium Music Hall in Cardiff 6th February. Tickets are going fast already and are available now at:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Manics Come Home

The Manic Sreet Preachers are set to play the Blackwood Miner's Institute 2nd December as part of a special Radio 2 recording. This will be the first time the Manics have played their home town since the mid 1980s almost 25 years ago.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Superstar DJs here we go...

LCD Soundsystem play Cardiff on Friday night 12th November and it has just been announced that the LCD DJ's will be playing a post party at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff. Tickets are £7.00

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lone Wolf Returns

Patrick Wolf plays a short 3 date tour before Christmas including an opening night at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 5th December. The following day sees the release of his new single "Time of my life" which is followed by his 4th album early in 2011. Tickets are on sale from 3rd November.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jimi's Back

Jimi Alexander returns to Cardiff for a live show in December with a new slightly re-vamped Satellites. Jimi says the new line up gives the music more of a 'band' sound, but overall the alt country goodness is still very much at it's heart. Tickets for the show at the Globe 16th December are on sale now.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gruff new album & tour

Gruff Rhys will be releasing his 3rd solo album in February. A track from the album "Shark Ridden Waters" is available at In the meantime he will be doing a series of dates in November:

Galway, Town Hall Theatre – 13th November
Belfast, The Empire – 14th
Dublin, Sugar Club – 15th
Manchester, Whitworth Gallery – 22nd
Glasgow, The Art School – 23rd
London, Toynbee Studios - 26th

Greenman Tickets on Sale

Early bird Greenman Festival tickets go on sale 1st November for 2011 which takes place 19th - 21st August.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Efterklang Epic Return

Those Danish musical geniuses make a welcome return to Cardiff with a show at the Globe 22nd February 2011. Tickets on sale now!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Here Comes the Daddy!

Loudon Wainwright lll returns to St David's Hall in Cardiff 11th May next year. Loudon Wainwright is father of Martha & Rufus Wainwright and earlier this year won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with "High Wide & Handsome".

Newsoundwales Announces Welsh Showcase

newoundwales has announced it's 2nd gig of 2010 with a show at St John's Church, Canton, Cardiff on Saturday 20th November ft Paper Aeroplanes, Ffred Jones & Jessica Lee Morgan. Tickets are £7.50 and on sale now at:

Fish Heads In

Former Marillon singer Fish will be playing a rare Welsh date when he plays the Globe in Cardif 8th December. Fish has a new studio album due provisionally entilted "A Feast of Consequences".

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bard of Barking for Cardiff

Billy Bragg will be appearing at the Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff 14th December

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jonny Be Good

Euros Childs has teamed up with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub to form Jonny. The pair have been recording and are releasing an EP in November entitled 'Free EP'. They will be touring in 2011 including a date at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff 8th February.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Seldom Seen Band in Cardiff

Elbow will be touring in March next year in support of their 5th studio album the follow up to 'Seldom Seen Kid'. The band will be playing the Cardiff Arena 23rd March.

She Tours Because She Can

Laura Marling has announced a UK tour for November & December finishing up with a date at the Cardiff Glee Club 1st December. Marling was nominated for the Mercury Prize this year for her album 'I Speak Because I Can’and last played in Cardiff at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cream of Canada in Newport

Gathered in Song are putting on a blinder of a show 25th September at Le Pub in Newport when they present 2 Canadian singers. Justin Rutledge has been compared to Ryan Adams and was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize (equivalent of the Mercury Prize) in 2008. Also appearing is Amelai Curran a talented singer songwriter who won a Juno award(kind of like the Brits)this year for her album 'Hunter Hunter'.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Go!

The Go! Team will be playing the Cardiff Millennium Music Hall February 27th next year, the last date on their UK tour. The band is currently recording their 3rd album which should be out next year.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

newsoundwales makes the longlist

newsoundwales has made the longlist for the Wales Blog Awards. The winners will be announced 14th October at the awards ceremony at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Shucks what can we say??!

Friday, September 10, 2010

O Children @ SWN

O Children the hotly tipped new band have been aded to the SWN festival line up taking place in Cardiff 21-23 October. The band will be playing at Clwb Ifor Bach 22nd October. Tickets are available now from:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Suzann Vega Up Close & Personal

Suzanne Vega has announced UK dates including a rare Welsh date at St David's Hall 1st November. Vega will be releasing 2 albums of re-recordings from her back catalogue ntitled "Close Up Volume 1 & 2" in October.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cardiff Barfly Closed??

Looks like another Cardiff venue has had its day. Cardiff Barfly is closed with a sign reading 'closed unitl further notice'. Once more news and or confirmation emerges we will let you know.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wombats Come Out of Hibernation

After a considerable lay off the Wombats have anounced a comeback tour for 2011. Dates include Cardiff University (Solus) 25th January. The band's 2nd album will be released to concide with the tour.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

America Beckons for Joy Formidable

Welsh band The Joy Formidable have signed to US label Canvasback Music (Atlantic Records). This, alongside a North American tour starting in November, indicate that the band look set for Stateside success in 2011.

Egyptian Hip Hop added to SWN line up

Egyptian Hip Hop, one of this year's most hotly tipped bands, have been added to the line up of this year's SWN Festival taking place throughout Cardiff 21-23 October.

Lost Prophets Headline Ryder Cup Tee off

The Lost Prophets have joined the Ryder Cup gig being held at the Millennium Stadium 29th September alongside a 'varied' line up including Katherine Jenkins and Only Men Aloud. Rumours that Islet were also due to appear have been dismissed as wishful thinking on our part!

Keep the Faith

Faithless are back in Cardiff in support of their recent album "The Dance". The band play the Cardiff Arena 1st December.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Richard Thompson's new year treat

Richard Thompson will be bringing his band to St David's Hall, Cardiff 23rd January 2011 as part of his 'Dream Attic' tour.

Monday, August 16, 2010

It doesn't get any better than this!

Devendra Banhart has been announced as the support for Arcade Fire's sold out gig at the Cardiff Arena 9th December. Have we just died and gone to heaven? Quite possibly!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oxjam Greenman Jam Man

Oxjam are holding a fundraising evening at the Cardiff Arts Institute on Wednesday 18th August 8pm onwards to coincide with this year's Green Man Festival. Live music comes from the Gentle Good and Hail! The Planes plus quiz, raffle ect. All proceeds to Oxjam.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bright Light Bright Light single release

Bright Light Bright Light will be playing Cardiff Buffalo's 7th September in the lead up to the release of their forthcoming single 'Love Part ll'

Arcade Fire head for the suburbs

Arcade Fire, who have just reached number 1 in the UK album charts with their new album 'The Suburbs', have announced a UK tour including Cardiff Arena 9th December. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th August and look set for a certain sell out.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Perfume Genius announces UK tour

Perfume Genius aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas has announced live UK dates for October. His highly acclaimed debut album 'Learning' was released in July and he has been hotly tipped as one of the new emerging leftfield artists of 2010.

18 – Manchester, St Phillips Church

19 – London, Cecil Sharp House

21 – Bristol, The Cube

22 – Brighton, The Hope

23 – Cardiff, SWN Festival

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mogwai are coming

Scottish 'post rock' band Mogwai will be releasing a live labum "Special moves" 23rd August and will be playing Cardiff University 18th February 2011.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SWN 2010 launched

This year's SWN Festival was launched yesterday by Huw Stevens and John Rostron at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff. This year's festival takes place 21st - 23rd October and looks set to be the biggest and best so far with a number of changes:

* Roving wrist bands (£45) will cover city centre venues, day wrist bands are also available. Other gigs in venues such as the Globe will be ticketed separately.

* Welsh language event 'Dan Oed' for 14-18 year olds taking place at the Millennium Music Hall.

*The festival has secured funding from various sources such as PRS Music fondation.

Acts announced this week include The Swans, Al Lewis, new Rough Trade signing Joe Worricker, Paul Heaton and the nascent genius Perfume Genius.

Newsoundwales will be hosting a night at the festival. More details to follow in due course.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bright Light Bright Light Start to Shine

Bright Light Bright Light have announced a new single 'Love Part ll coming out on Virgin offshoot Popjustice HiFi 13th September. The band will also be supporting Ellie Goulding on her tour this Autumn. Bright Light Bright Light recently played at the newsoundwales showcase at Chapter Arts Centre and Rod Thomas (the band's main writer and performer)was our artist of the year in 2008.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

LCD Soundsystem are playing at our house

LCD Soundsystem are playing a joint headliner with Hot Chip at Cardiff Arena 12th November. This rare Welsh date for James Murphy's band(their first?)is one of the the must see Welsh live gigs this autumn. Tickets go on sale 23rd July.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cardiff Christmas Party 2010?

The Scissor Sisters have just announced UK dates for December including a date at the Cardiff Arena on Monday 6th December. Tickets go on sale 9th July.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Robert Plant announces Welsh gig

Robert Plant will be playing St David's Hall with his group Band of Joy 26th October. Plant has close associations with Wales and has played here on several occasions as a solo artist including dates at the old Top Rank in Cardiff and the Coal Exchange with his band Priory of Bryon. Tickets for the gig go on sale Friday 9th July.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Divine Comedy @ the Gate

The Divine Comedy are making a rare appearence in Wales when they play at the Gate Arts Centre on Monday 8th November. Tickets go on sale 9th July and will be available from:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Spillers is on the Move

Spillers Records have found new premises after months of speculation and worry that they might be closed for good. The world's oldest record shop has found new premises in Morgan Arcade and will be open for business in the near future. The current premises, where they have been situated for 60 years, will close it's doors for the last time this Saturday 26th June.