Wednesday, March 31, 2010

She's the Queen of the Castle

Florence & the Machines will be playing an outdoor gig at Cardiff Castle, Coopers Field on Thursday 10th June. This will be by far the band's biggest gig in Wales so far and the first at Cardiff Castle in 2010.

Free Music, Free Art

Welsh Music Promoters SWN have been invited by Artes Mundi - Wales International Art Exhibition and Prize - to curate free music shows as part of five very special late night viewings happening each Thursday during April at the National Museum Cardiff. First show takes place on Thursday 1st April from 6pm and features:

JOHN SMITH (above) a prodigous young guitar player taught by Eric Roche and John Martyn and played on the same bills as John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson and the legendary Davy Graham.

GEORGIA RUTH is a Welsh harpist and singer who played at SWN Festival 2008 and recently performed as part of SWN's curation at The Pierhead Sessions in The Norwegian Church.

These shows are being supported by Music Box Rehearsal Rooms and Studios, Cardiff

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hooting & Howling @ Green Man

The Wild Beasts have been added to this year's line up at Green Man Festival. Other acts announced this week include:

* Fuck Buttons
* Girls
* Steve Mason
* These New Puritans
* Erland & the Carnival
* Egyptian Hip Hop


The Doves have been announced as Friday's headline act at this year's Green Man Festival alongside other headliners The Flaming Lips and Joanna Newsom.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gruff vs Tony

Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys have announced the release of a collaborative album,"The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness". Described as a musically unorthodox, experimental record that will receive a limited release in July. Tony and Gruff will also be performing a handful of live shows to coincide with the album's release, including a debut UK date at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach on 29th July promoted by the SWN Festival.
Tickets £12 adv exclusively from: