Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Willy Mason will be heading back to Cardiff for his third visit in less than 2 years when he plays the Cardiff Glee Club Tuesday 5th March. This will sell out before Christmas so you are advised to get booking now. http://www.willymason.net/
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Elvis Costello has announced a date at St David's Hall in Cardiff 1st June 2013. The gig will feature his infamous spinning songbook which is used to select songs from his career for the evening. Tickets priced at a slightly whopping £42.50 are on sale now.
Future of the Left have won the 2012 Welsh Music Prize with their album "The Plot Against Common Sense". The album beat off stiff competition from Cate le Bon and Bright Light Bright Light. Last year's winner Gruff Rhys was in attendance at the Cardiff award ceremony to hear the announcement.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Al Lewis will be playing a special show at this year's SWN festival in Cardiff hosted by newsoundwales featuring Al as headliner and special guests Paper Aeroplanes and Zervas & Pepper at the Gate in Cardiff 20th October. Tickets on sale now at www.wegottickets.com/event/178888
Welsh band Jam With Robina are through to the final of this year´s Surface Festival competition. There were over 20,000 applicants from the UK, Spain and Germany and the band has secured a place in the International Finals on September 29th at the O2 Arena London, representing Wales as the only Welsh band to make it this far after winning the previous 4 rounds in Cardiff and Bristol. First prize consists of £100,000 worth of professional equipment, promotional material and recording studio time as well as a place at several European music events. Newsoundwales has been a supporter of the band since our inception and we want to wish them all the best for this event. Good luck JWR!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
AFRICA EXPRESS 2012 will be heading to Cardiff for a show at the University's Solus venue on Thursday 6th September featuring Damon Albarn Baaba Maal Amadou & Mariam Rokia Traoré Kano Baloji Charli XCX Fatoumata Diawara Jupiter & Okwess International Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club). Tickets are on sale now priced £15 and are available form Spillers or by phoning 029 2023 0130.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Cardiff duo Zervas & Pepper have announced their first live date featuring a full band. Having received increasing national UK airplay in recent months for their single "Cigar Store Indian" the band will be showcasing material from their forthcoming album as well as tracks from their well received debut "Somewhere in the City". Tickets for the gig at Clwb Ifor Bach,
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
John Rostron the leading music promoter in Cardiff has been appointed as a senior manager at the Welsh Music Foundation. Well known and respected within the south Wales music community he set up the annual SWN festival with Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and founded the Welsh Music Prize. Recently he created the Association of Promoters and Events Cardiff (APE Cardiff : www.apecardiff.com) a body representing all live music and clubnight promoters in the city. Rostron also founded My Kung Fu, an international independent record label which fostered releases from Richard James (ex of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci), Soft Hearted Scientists and the first ever Welsh language release from Cerys Matthews amongst others. John will be moving to his new role in July and he is replaced at SWN by Gemma White who takes over as Event Manager and Gavin Johnson will shortly be joining the team as Business Development Manager. John has been a keen supporter of our work at newsoundwales and we wish him all the best in his new role.
Monday, June 25, 2012
To celebrate 10 years of making music Patrick Wolf is heading out on an acoustic world tour. As part of the tour he will be playing the Gate in Cardiff on Wednesday 7th November taking to the stage with a grand piano, harp and dulcimer. He will be delving deep into his 10 year, 5 album history. Tickets priced £11.50 in advance are on sale now: http://www.thegate.org.uk/
Friday, June 22, 2012
Swn have announced a new show with Pure Love the new band featuring ex Gallows front man Frank Carter. The gig takes place at Clwb Ifor Bach on Monday 23rd July tickets are on sale now: http://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/4885/chk/4a1b
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Rising Welsh singer Jodie Marie has announced a Welsh tour this autumn promoted by SWN covering 5 dates throughout Wales. Jodie released her debut album Mountain Echo earlier this year and has gained a strong reputation as a live performer. Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd (29th Sep) St Davids Hall, Cardiff (1st Oct) Gwyn Hall, Neath (5th Oct) Theatr Hafren, Powys (6th Oct) Aberystwyth Arts Centre(10th Oct)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff will be hosting a special one off screening of Bryan O'Neil's new film 'Booked Out' starring Rollo Weeks & Sylvia Syms on Tuesday 19th June at 6pm. The screening will also include a live performance by Colorama whose music is included in the film plus a Q & A with Director Bryan O'Neil and lead actress Mirren Burke. To book tickets: http://www.chapter.org/
Monday, June 11, 2012
Perfume Genius returns to Cardiff to play the Globe on Friday 31st August. He last appearance in Cardiff was at the newsoundwales hosted night at SWN 2010. Playing only handful of UK dates he will be highlighting his 2nd album 'Put Your BAck N 2 It' released earlier this year. Tickets are on sale now: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/PERFUME-GENIUS/The-Globe/641514
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mike Williams Former editor of Cardiff based magazine 'Kruger' has been announced as the new Editor of the NME taking over from Krissi Murison who leaves this summer. Williams worked for Kruger during its 6 year run and has been dep
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Greenman Festival has announced another tranche of acts to join their ever impressive bill for this year's festival. New acts include Kevin Rowland's Dexy's alongside Mogwai, Cate le Bon, King Charles and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Kate Nash wil be returning to Cardiff as part of her summer uk tour when she plays Clwb Ifor Bach 30th June. Nash is currently putting the finishing touches to her 3rd studio album which should be released later this year. Tickets are on sale from 4th May: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_wales&query=detail&event=507522
Dry the River will continue touring the UK later this year in support of their highly sucessful debut album "Shallow Bed". The tour includes a date at Wrexham's Central Station October 23rd. Tickets are on sale now from: http://www.centralstationvenue.com/tickets?event=132331
Thursday, April 26, 2012
John Cale will be touring later this year to promote his forthcoming album on Domino Records. As part of the tour he will be playing the Coal Exchange in Cardiff on Sunday 7th October. Tickets priced £20 are on sale from 27th April: http://www.ticketlineuk.com/event/concert-gig-tickets/john-cale-tickets-cardiff-coal-exchange-07102012-3364
Monday, April 23, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Former Amen Corner and local hero Andy Fairweather Low will be playing a special show at Cardiff's New Theatre on Monday 15th October. This is the first time in decades that the venue has been used for a live music event. Tickets priced £20 are on sale now.
Monday, April 16, 2012
People's hero and heir to Billy Bragg's throne Frank Turner returns with a UK tour in November including a date at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall 14th November. Tickets are on sale 20th April. Turner will be releasing a special limited edition 7" single of "I Still Believe" to mark Record Store Day 21st April.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
John Cooper Clarke will be playing 2 Welsh dates this summer when he appears at the Gower Heritage Centre in Swansea 23rd June and the following day 24th June at the Gate in Cardiff. Tickets are available now:
The View return in 2012 with a new album "Cheeky for a Reason" described by the band as "Fleetwood Mac's Rumours as done by the Clash". In support of the album the band will be playing a UK tour in June including a date at Cardiff University 19th June. Tickets on sale now priced £14 at:
Archetypal hippy band Gong will be playing Cardiff University 16th November. The band still feature original members such as 74 year old Daevid Allen and are probably best known for their 1970s 'Radio Gnome' trilogy of albums.Tickets priced at £16 are on sale now:
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Patti Smith makes a return visit to the Coal Exchange in Cardiff 26th June on one of only a handful of UK dates she is playing this summer. She will be releasing new album 'Banga' in June her first studio album of original material since 2004's 'Trampin'.
tickets available from:
Friday, March 16, 2012
Dexy’s Midnight Runners produced some of the most iconic sounds of the 1980s, not just the perennial disco favourite ‘Come on Eileen’ but many others such as ‘Geno’ and ‘Jackie Wilson Said’. The re-named Dexy’s have chosen the Parc & Dare in Treorchy as the venue for their warm up show ahead of some major UK dates. The band will be focussing on the new album “One Day I’m Going to Fly” their first since 1985! However, they will no doubt be playing some of the old favourites as well. The gig takes place 4th May and tickets are available from:
Thursday, March 8, 2012
We are pleased to announce we are hosting our first gig of 2012 with Wibidi and Cakehole Presley at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 21st April.
Wibidi include members of the Super Furry Animals (Dafydd Ieuan and Cian Ciaran), and dreadlocked tornado singer Wibidi, with a voice like rust. Add to this a fusion of funk, reggae and glam and you have an incendiary cocktail that explodes on stage. Originally formed to create music for the Howard Marks biopic Mr Nice, the band has toured throughout Wales in 2011, including an appearance at the Green Man Festival. They recently released their debut album Tiger Baby, a brilliant collection of songs that provides a snapshot of a life lived large in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay.
Cakehole Presley include some of the unsung heroes of Cardiff’s music scene, who played in legendary bands such as Howlin Sleepers and Doofer. The band are a culmination of lives lived for the joy of creating music and playing to a live crowd and very few bands do that as well as Cakehole Presley. Their enigmatically entitled debut album Look After Your Chihuahua was released last year and if there was an award for ‘the greatest living Welsh songwriter’ the band’s singer and chief songwriter Chris Ridgeway would surely be a contender.
tickets are on sale now:
Australian nascent supergroup Temper Trap will be playing Cardiff's Coal Exchange on Saturday 12th May. The band will be releasing their 2nd album 'Temper Trap' the following week. The tour sees the arrival of new permanent 5th member Joseph Greer on keyboard and guitar.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Mystery Jets will be releasing their new album 'Radlands' at the end of April and will be supporting it with a tour including The Gate in Cardiff 11th April. Tickets are on sale now.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ben Howard has announced a UK tour for later this year when he will be appearing alongside Willy Mason. The tour includes a Cardiff date at the University Great Hall on Sunday 4th November. More info at: