Swn Festival // New Acts Announced.
SWN Festival has revealed details of the first round of bands to play in the various venues around Cardiff. Now in it's fifth year, the festival has become quite the cultural musical powerhouse for Wales - and this is reflected in the rush for tickets last year; and subsequently has now seen the festival rewarded with an extra day. [read more]
If you live on this planet, you probably already know about Islet. The Cardiff four-piece make noises unlike most others. Their live shows are energetic and fluid, and theyâve been called the best live band in the world a fair few times, too. They had gained quite an incredible amount of press before having even recorded a track. Tracks have been recorded now, though. And good tracks they are too. I caught up with Islet in a small cafÃ© in Cardiff to have a chat about things. ... (continued) [read more]
SWN â09, the background and preview of which you can read here, has come to an end. The festival which took place in venues spread out throughout Cardiff was characterized by the laid back atmosphere and great cross section of bands on offer A good time was had by bands and audience alike; frequent âthank youâsâ from long-travelled acts to attentive and substantial crowds made for a contented atmosphere and appreciative cheers from enthusiastic attendees. The Highlig... (continued) [read more]
Welcome to the second part of our 'End of Year' features for 2010. Today we'll be looking at our favourite EPs that have been released in the last twelve months. Maybe it's a sign of the times, but often or not it was our miniature buddies that provided the most amount of joy over the last year and although we've never compiled a 'best of' list for EPs, this year certainly seems like a good place to start. Below you'll find our 45 (don't ask) favourite EPs of 2010, in no pa... (continued) [read more]