We’re back!

Hello, fair readers. After our lengthy and enforced break, we are delighted to let you know that On The Beat will be returning better than ever. We've been planning more content, more reviews and more interviews to make this site better than ever. We've had a slight relocation and are now based in London, but [...]

Goodbye for now

After the best couple of years, it is time to put this website aside for a short while to focus on other things, namely getting jobs and being 'adults'. As a team we've really enjoyed covering all the latest music coming out of Cardiff, and hope you've enjoyed sharing that with us. With the end [...]

Radstewart – Fix the Roads Music Video.

Hey look, it's Radstewart again! The Cardiff Uni lads are back with their music video for Fix the Roads. Song about political frustrations, a metaphor or more ironic indie song titling? Or all three maybe? I'm not going to tell you because then you wouldn't have to watch it... "They'll never fix the roads because [...]

The (Barclaycard) Mercury Prize 2013 – Foals, Villagers and Arctic Monkeys.

The Mercury Prize is just around the corner, stick your neck out and you might even catch a glimpse of it in the distance. This of course means a few things: journalists will question the relevance of the prize; artists will question the relevance of the prize and the lay-folk will question the relevance of [...]

Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

Anyone remember Kings of Leon? Anybody hate the use of rhetorical questions at the start of articles? Anybody enjoy shoehorning in unnecessary sentences just to quench an eternal desire to adhere to the rule of three? Back on topic, Kings of Leon are back and new writer Jade Attwood is going to tell you all [...]

B-Town and the rise of Peace.

Guest writer for On The Beat, Erin Cullinan, tells us about the emerging B-Town scene and her own run in with its out and out success story Peace. For the first time in a while a new wave of bands and artists have arisen from outside the capital. Much like the Madchester scene that took [...]

Killer In You – ‘Break Control’

'Break Control'  is the debut single from Cardiff-based band Killer in You due for release on 10th March. The band plan to follow the single up with their first full album 'Signs' later this year, hoping to capitalise on attention derived from upcoming gigs at The Full Moon, Cardiff (19th April) and The Garage, London (26th April). 'Break [...]

Cafe 37 – Brand New Band Night

Situated on the student haven that is Salisbury Road is a café that is about as far from a hidden gem as it's possible to be. Cafe 37 offers an american diner experience with great food and a great atmosphere that raises few questions about it being constantly jam-packed. However, whereas it usually closes a [...]