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 [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band.

Band of the Day – Beta Blocker and The Body Clock: It's Friday, this week's Corrie omnibus is only a day away, the team behind Mrs. Browns Boys are prepped to plunge further into the apparently bottomless pit of low-brow comedy, Michael McIntyre will probably be on telly somewhere, you can have a twitter spring [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band.

Band of the Day - Trwbador: The third door on our Sŵn Festival advent calendar has been opened and behind it lie the electronic/folk stylings of West Wales natives 'Trwbador'. Securing a spot at the festival and gaining high praise from the likes of Q Magazine, Huw Stephens of Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales [...]

Introducing recreate Daft Punk’s “Discovery” – Live review

Growing up in Liverpool means that throughout my formative years I have endured many Mathew Street Festivals as though they were some form of scouse right of passage. From "Blurasis" (a unique blend of both Blur and Oasis, how's that for pushing the boat out?), to "Letz Zep", to the sensitively named "Amy Housewine" there aren't many artists whose biggest hits [...]

Every Particle – Scriber EP Launch

Way back in January we reviewed the debut single from indie/folk artist Scriber's upcoming EP and we absolutely loved it. Well, fast-forward two months and the completed work, entitled "Every Particle" has finally been released. Scriber invited us down to Undertone to enjoy the official EP launch, featuring Summer Ghost and two members of Three [...]