Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Friday

Day two of Sŵn Festival 2013, for us not quite as intense or exciting as day one, but still a great day/night of fantastic music. Here's the second of four daily blogs about our Sŵn experiences, it's The Debrief. Our day started perhaps a little earlier than most people's, we met up with the guys at Quench Magazine on [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013 – The Debrief: Thursday

It's finally here, Sŵn Festival 2013 is in full swing and so far we are loving it. We're gonna be trying to keep you up to date with what's been going on, who we've been to see and anything else we think might interest you. So here it is, Sŵn Festival - Thursday, the debrief. We started [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band

Band of the Day - Temples It's been a joyful ride. One month and eight days. Seventeen Band of the Day blogs. Seventeen bands on the Sŵn Festival line up that really captured our imagination and tantalised us with their incredible music. The best thing about it is that we have barely scratched the surface. If [...]

SŴN FESTIVAL 2013: Wednesday’s Band

Band of the Day - Annie Eve The time is almost upon us, there's just over a week left until Sŵn Festival 2013 begins and you have the chance to go and discover all this new music we've been talking about for the past month or so. Monday brought us the fantastic Sen Segur and today [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Wednesday’s Band

Band of the Day – Summer Ghost Now that summer is officially dead in the water it's only a matter of months before Christmas is upon us, which means that we are drawing ever nearer to the time of year when it's perfectly acceptable for me to watch The Muppets' Christmas Carol. Now, just as [...]

SŴN FESTIVAL 2013: Wednesday’s Band

Band of the Day – The Echo and The Always  Today’s band of the week is a homegrown Cardiff five piece surely destined for greatness. I know what you’re thinking, these sensationalist bloggers are always gushing about every new band like they’re the best thing since facesofphiljones.tumblr.com… but bear with me because this bunch are definitely worth your [...]

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 [...]

Jealous Lovers Club – The Chapman Family with support from Science Bastard and RADSTEWART

Going into a gig almost completely unaware and unprepared for what you're about to hear is an interesting thing. I arrived at Clwb Ifor Bach with very little knowledge of any of the bands playing, besides a few quick listens to some stuff on the internet earlier that day, so I was somewhat excited and [...]

The Year That Was – Part Two

'The Year That Was' is a short series of blogs where we, the writers at On The Beat, take a look back at our personal highlights of 2012. A different, more intimate, take on the masses of 'Best Of' lists that will be crowding up the world wide web in the next few weeks. In [...]

Venue Reviews

With Christmas behind us, now comes the onslaught of nights out. Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, it's relentless. So if you're heading in to Cardiff and are craving a night out or looking for some live music then we have some suggestions of where to go and what to expect when you [...]