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Ep. 53 – Panic Shack and CVC

A special DOUBLE INTERVIEW this week as Meg and Romi from Panic Shack chat to Minty and Corinne ahead of one of their FIRST-EVER gigs at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 5th October….

CVC are also in the house – they’ve become part of the Cardiff music scene furniture already after only gigging for just under two years. They’ve reached that next pivotal point as artists, as they release their debut single “Jungle Fever” at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 5th October. So Cesco and Dave join in the fun to make it a wild occasion.

This interview is total mayhem….but we wouldn’t have it any other way! <3

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Ep. 52 – Al Moses

On the podcast this week…
+++ We’re joined by Al Moses who chat about their BIGGEST show to date at The Globe on the 9th September.
+++ A surprise for a Pixies superfan
+++ Tom from the team shares something he’s really excited about at Clwb Ifor Bach!
+++ A festival with a good cause at The Earl Haig, Whitchurch


1:05 – Tallies @ The Moon
7:10 – Pixies @ Motorpoint Arena (Guest Pick from Cori)
19:29 – Darkhouse Family @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26:38 – HurleyFest IV @ Earl Haig, Whitchurch
35:28 – Hana2K @ The Moon
41:16 – Mallory Knox @ Clwb Ifor Bach
45:33 – Al Moses @ The Globe (Interview)

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Ep. 51 – 15 Things to See @ Hub Festival 2019

On this week’s very special podcast after 9 months away Minty and the team talk through the 15 best things to see at Hub Festival 2019. With special guest appearances and interviews from Phoxjaw, Hunter From Fremonte, Hubfest Production Manager Ed Townend and Harmoni Cymru’s Vicky Guise! Also introducing the new Gig Guide team, Molly, Tom and Corinne as they argue for their favourite acts of the festival.

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1:51 Team intro
12:45 Rainbow Maniac // Saturday @ Clwb
18:03 Kiddus // Saturday @ City Arms
22:34 Isembard’s Wheel // Saturday @ Bootlegger
28:13 Hunter From Fremonte // Sunday @ Tiny Rebel Upstairs
33:50 Phoxjaw // Saturday @ Fuel
41:13 Woahnows // Saturday @ Tiny Rebel Upstairs
44:58 Bloom! // Sunday @ Moon
48:27 Eadyth // Sunday @ City Arms
52:53 Ed Townend Interview
56:56 Kizzy Crawford // Sunday @ Beelzebubs (Ed Townend Pick)
1:03:38 Sex Swing // Sunday @ Moon
1:09:31 Comfort State // Saturday @ Moon
1:14:13 Jack Perrett // Saturday @ Clwb
1:18:19 Harmoni Cymru
1:23:41 Pay The Man // Saturday @ City Arms
1:29:20 Isa Belle // Sunday @ Parth Tawel
1:35:25 Witching Waves // Saturday @ Tiny Rebel

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Ep. 50 – Chroma


Mix 4 people who love each other and care about the following issues:
Great music, the Welsh Language, female empowerment, the Welsh music scene (particularly Cardiff)
equals the recipe for a great interview!

It’s an honour to sit and share the mic with a band that I’ve wanted to chat to for so long!

Ahead of our show together at Gwdihw for the opening night of it’s 10th Birthday – the superior force that is Chroma chat to me about the journey of getting it together as a band in 2015…right up to the eve of the physical release of their latest Double A Side: Girls Talk/Nos Da Susanna!

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Ep. 49 – Luke Priestley (Beers Over Tears/Stereobrain)

This is an inspirational chat I had with Luke Priestley aka Beers Over Tears/Stereobrain. Luke moved from Portsmouth to Cardiff in 2015 for university…but gradually became more interested in the music scene that surrounded the city.

Following on from some pretty memorable shows at Gwdihŵ, including putting on his first ever festival (Pŵer) – this week Luke puts on his first show ever at Clwb Ifor Bach….so I thought this was a great juncture to talk about his career path.

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Ep. 48 – Reef/Isembard’s Wheel

On this week’s podcast I’m joined by Gary Stringer, frontman of Reef – a band that I have relished from a young age…after my Dad introduced me to them whilst driving me to school. Gary joins me to chat about starting out as a band 25 years ago….and we both have a big surprise lined up for my Dad!

Also, Alexander from Isembard’s Wheel joins me to discuss his first gig in Cardiff, as a Cardiff citizen.


2:30 – Dashboard Confessional @ Tramshed
8:35 – Electric Soup VIII @ Cardiff M.A.D.E
18:30 – audiobooks instore @ Spillers Records
25:29 – Isembard’s Wheel @ The Moon *Interview*
42:02 – Elder Island @ Clwb Ifor Bach
46:37 – REEF @ Tramshed *interview*

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Ep. 46 – Perfect Body

Ahead of their set (6pm) this Saturday in O’Neills as part of Swn Festival. I sit down with Cam and Josh from Perfect Body who talk to me about transcending from being 3 lads in a Nirvana covers band to producing perhaps some of the most blissful ethereal creations you could ever listen to.


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Ep. 45 – Childcare


I’m joined by Rich Le Gate of the upcoming London 4-piece wavey hazy extravaganza that is Childcare…as the band gear up for their first show EVER in Cardiff and Wales on the 8th October!

Dan Nichols of The Naked Citizens and Railroad Bill joins me to discuss the “cornucopia” of artists that will be performing at The Gate on Sat 13th Oct!

Plus, first ever time guest Carly from Kelly’s Records comes on to choose this weeks Record Store Pick.

AND, we stepback into the 1990’s….as Ioan aka Branners heads around Cardiff asking the ultimate question.


00:00 – OPEN
04:10 – Macka B @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09:43 – Coheed and Cambria @ Great Hall
14:00 – Setting Branners the challenge
17:15 – The Naked Citizens @ The Gate (Chat with Dan Nichols)
40:00 – KELLYS RECORDS – (Mellt @ Clwb Ifor Bach)
47:30 – Childcare @ The Moon *INTERVIEW*
1:19:30 – BRANNERS | Stepback 90s @ Motorpoint

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Ep. 44 – Adwaith

This week, a special interview with a band that I’ve always wanted to sit and have a proper natter with.

Hollie and Gwenllian from Adwaith join me in the bedroom to discuss their latest single “Gartref” which will be released this coming Friday (13th July)

PLUS all the GOSS on their debut album (including it’s title!) which comes out later this year.

This is a real chance to hear quite candidly about a band you must’ve seen before!

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