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    2020 saw two releases from Minas - ‘Drinker’ released in July was a precursor to the upcoming debut album ‘All My Love Has Failed Me’ (releasing later this year) whilst the EP ‘Nudge’ captured the energy (or lack thereof) brought about by lockdown. ‘Burner’ , the next release ahead of the debut album, again stands alone. The track exudes a cool yet angsty vocal that simmers over the top of a steady rhythm and intensely humming bass. Not afraid to spit indignantly at authority Minas questions “How could you call that man there a president?” and...

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    Wales’ Tom Auton has announced his brand new single blues-rock single Victim of the Groove will be released on Friday 26 February on all major streaming/download platforms. You can pre-save/listen to the track HERE Victim of the Groove is a delicious slice of rock that’s infused with disco, to create an unstoppable deep groovy blues sound. The track is about the thoughts that rage inside you when you have a mental block. As Tom eloquently puts it “As a chef, you’d feel incredibly useless if you couldn’t cook anything. The same applies to songwriters when they can’t...

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    play   /  Check out Merle & Roy's website here:- Merle & Roy

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    Visit Barrie Doyle's website: click here ... I love reading historical fiction. I was taught history the old, boring, way of memorizing lists of king and prime ministers, battle dates, and significant eras of change such as the Renaissance only to forget them immediately after the test. And yet, I had a fascination with the bygone eras. How did they impact who we are and what we do in the twenty-first century? Have we changed or are people still basically people with the same hopes and fears but just with different technologies and toys? My answer was found...

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    viA fAntAsticA  is J.T. and Gaia de Voxx on a DIY synth pop journey. J.T. is Justin Toland, erstwhile purveyor of loops and found sound on Recordiau Peski and self-released cassettes under the name Location Baked. Gaia de Voxx is his droid vocalist. 2 any 1 is the debut album by viA fAntAsticA. It’s about songs, tunes, accessibility, reaching out. Influences range from mass market and under-the-radar 80s synth pop ( Yazoo, Human League, Fad Gadget ) to contemporary Puerto Rican electronic indie ( Los Wálters, Buscabulla ). 2 any 1  began as an imaginary soundtrack to a...

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    “I don’t expect everyone to agree with everything in the book – it will be too radical for some, and for others it won’t be radical enough,” says author Llywelyn ap Gwilym about his new bilingual book,  Llyfr Du Cymru Fydd / The Black Book of the New Wales  (Y Lolfa), which is published this week.  The organiser of the AUOB Cymru rallies which attracted thousands to pro-independence marches in Cardiff, Caernarfon and Merthyr pre Covid-19 has written his vision of an independent Wales. Llywelyn ap Gwilym, who is also on the Central Committee of YesCymru, said:  “I’ve supported...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    The Itch and The Scratch


    Had a bit to drink so I began to think what had happened to my ancestors what is happening what has happened  and is likely to happen to me the right to protect the half memory of half lives to live and earn a living among one's own kind to put a brake on the creeping amnesia that separates us from who we are who we are from who we were and where we came from in the longer view newly arrived faces discovered our legends animated as though they had known them all their lives and not told by their mothers as we had been in places our grandparents sold them  in which we used to play used to...

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    In honor of St. David's Day, the North American Festival of Wales and Undeb Cymru a'r Byd (Wales International) are co-sponsoring two NEW virtual Eisteddfod competitions for Youth Solo Voice... Ages 7-11 and Ages 12-16.  Three top prizes in each category (£100 - £50 - £25 for UK entrants, otherwise paid out in the local currency equivalent). Please go to the link below for all details/rules/guidelines (in English and Welsh)! The adjudicating panel includes some greats from the Welsh cultural sphere... Edward Morus Jones, Mary Jones McGuyer and Catrin "Toffoc" Jones! Each...

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