Meet The Band: Plague Vendor

Plague Vendor will play Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on April 17 following the release of a new song Isua from their album Bloodsweat.  Co-produced with Stuart Sikes and mixed by Alan Moulder, and it vastly expands on the sonic territory explored in their debut.  During the recording process, Plague Vendor aimed to capture each track inContinue reading “Meet The Band: Plague Vendor”

Meet The Band: Lucius

FOLLOWING the release of Brooklyn indie-rockers Lucius’ latest album Good Grief, the band are out on a UK tour taking in Bristol’s Thekla on tonight. Lucius are lead by co-founders and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad. Wolfe and Laessig met in 2005 while attending BerkleeContinue reading “Meet The Band: Lucius”

Meet The Band: The Matt Ridley Quartet

As the eponymous leader of his own Quartet, British double bassist and composer Matt Ridley is a specifically investigative musician whose artistry is derived from a desire to create a strong, meaningful and structural purpose out of each initial glint of inspiration. Following up his 2013 debut release Thymos on Whirlwind Recordings, his new album Mettã –Continue reading “Meet The Band: The Matt Ridley Quartet”

Meet The Artist: Jeff Rosenstock

American singer/songwriter Jeff Rosenstock visits Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on March 31 with London rockers Great Cynics. Jeff willbe playing songs from his latest release We Cool? which features his own twisted version of an indie-pop/punk while maintaining a penchant for keeping things weird and fun. Andy Howells recently put questions to the performer whoContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Jeff Rosenstock”

Meet The Artist: Ant Law

Guitarist and composer Ant Law is back on tour this Spring performing with his new trio music as well as favourites from his critically acclaimed debut album. His tour brings him to Monmouth’s Queen’s Head on March 30 where Matt Ridley joins him on double bass and the drum chair is split between Asaf SirkisContinue reading “Meet The Artist: Ant Law”

Revitalised Reef Back On Tour – Jack Bessant Q&A

Following  their recent guest appearance on the newly resurrected 90s hit show TFI Friday, performing an acoustic version of  their worldwide hit Place Your Hands, London Alt-Rockers Reef are back on tour and heading to Cardiff’s Tram Shed venue on March 25. Vocalist Gary Stringer, bassist Jack Bessant and drummer Dominic Greensmith will be joinedContinue reading “Revitalised Reef Back On Tour – Jack Bessant Q&A”

Meet The Band: Heck

2015 was a difficult year for Matt Reynolds, Jonny Hall, Paul Shelley and Tom Marsh AKA Heck. Having cemented their reputation as Baby Godzilla since 2012, with a deserved notoriety for redefining the word havoc, their live performances a ballistic barrage of flaying limbs and hurled instruments, out of nowhere came the news that theContinue reading “Meet The Band: Heck”

Meet The Band: Flowers

London trio Flowers, are back this month with their second album Everybody’s Dying to Meet You. Over the course of ten intensely thrilling pop songs, singer Rachel Kennedy’s ethereal vocals and Sam Ayres textured guitar are backed by the powerful, metronomic beat of drummer Jordan Hockley. Flowers began with Sam’s year-long search for a singer,Continue reading “Meet The Band: Flowers”

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