Words: Matt Innes Success doesn’t come easily as an independent artist, but the hard work is paying off for Queensland singer-songwriter Lecia Louise. Lecia’s latest single, ‘My Everything’ has found its way to the top of the triple J Unearthed charts across all genres. “I was pretty excited,” Lecia says. “It was in the charts…

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Words: Jeremy Gluck Guest Writer (Director, Welsh Connections/SWND Records – Musician – Artist) Given the self-declared propensity for “glittery goodness” of Femmebug – the alter ego of Swansea-born Caitie Inson – perhaps it’s not a coincidence that her debut EP ‘Comfortable Place’ was released on 14 February, the alter ego of Valentine’s Day. “My future…

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Words: Mike Kennedy [Guest Writer – Welsh Connections/SWND Records, Director | Oystermouth Radio – Presenter] It was an unexpected phone call – and a voice from the past – that was the catalyst for the UK’s Christmas number-one in the iTunes chart last year. When the Emmy-nominated, and BAFTA Award-winning composer, Mark Thomas received a…

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Words: Jeremy Gluck Guest Writer (Director, Welsh Connections/SWND Records – Musician – Artist) Cultural Context Ambassador’s note: ‘Cymru’ is ‘Wales’, in Welsh! Beat that, lingo-nerds! My excuse for a hyperventilated Hüsker Dü fanboy rant disguised as a Feverjaw feature. One of my chief regrets regarding my high-octane hack halcyon days – my greatest being having…

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Words: Matt Innes Godfather of Shock Rock Alice Cooper has revealed details of his latest album, titled ‘Detroit Stories’ in an homage to his hometown. We get the first taste of ‘Detroit Stories’ on Friday 13 November with lead single ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’. The album proper is due for release on 26 February 2021 and…

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Words: Mike Kennedy [Guest Writer – Welsh Connections/SWND Records, Director | Oystermouth Radio – Presenter] The word ‘legend’ is used too freely these days but as a drummer there are a few drummers that I would class in that category. There’s Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Billy Cobham and Ringo – but one drummer in particular…

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Words: Jeremy Gluck Guest Writer (Director, Welsh Connections/SWND Records – Musician – Artist) Yes, you read that correctly. Our good friend at SWND Records in Wales, Jeremy Gluck has gone above-and-beyond in his latest music journalism escapade. Shunning the ho-hum, standard Q&A format foisted upon bands, dear Jeremy presented Welsh band We’ve Come To Steal…

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Words: Matt Innes The Australian live music industry is facing a shortfall of catastrophic proportions and is in dire need of assistance. Since March, nearly all but a select few technical production personnel have been forced out of the industry by the restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of them…

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Words: Matt Innes It’s official: Gold Coast rockers The Daisycutters are hitting the studio to record a new EP, due for release next year via MADCAP Global Music. The excitement is palpable at Daisycutters HQ where frontman Cameron Wilson has entrenched himself to prepare for entering the studio. “Mate, I’m ecstatic,” Cameron exudes. “It was…

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Words: Matt Innes Australian singer-songwriter, MADCAP Global Music’s own, John Rowe has hit the airwaves in Wales, featuring as a guest of Mike Kennedy on his popular radio show ‘The Welsh Connection’. John appears on ‘The Welsh Connection’ to discuss and preview his latest album ‘Gifting The Proletariat’ (available here). Click here to listen now.…

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