Back In The Digital Age: Q&A With Welsh Wildboys Stickman

Words: Mike Kennedy [Guest Writer – Welsh Connections/SWND Records, Director | Oystermouth Radio – Presenter] Grown up and mature. Words that we never thought we’d use when talking about legendary South Wales pop-punk pioneers Stickman – and to be fair it’s a struggle even now! Despite line-up changes and fatherhood, the Llanelli rockers still play…

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NEWS: There’s No Stonewalling Shemuwel

Words: Mike Kennedy [Guest Writer – Welsh Connections/SWND Records, Director | Oystermouth Radio – Presenter] Madcap Global Music’s SHEMUWEL takes to the stage at the 2021 Stonewall Pride Parade. After a turbulent year of lockdown restrictions and cancelled events, the annual Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors Street Festival returns in 2021. Two years ago, 40,000 party-goers…

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FEATURE: Pink’s Not Dead – An Interview With Femmebug

Femmebug

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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FEATURE: Dancing With The Angels

Ellen Williams

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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NEWS: Australian Live Music – An Industry In Crisis

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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FEATURE: The Daisycutters Hit The Studio For New EP

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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Listen: John Rowe on The Welsh Connections Show with Mike Kennedy

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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FEATURE: The Rivers – In Conversation With Mike Kennedy

      Words: Mike Kennedy [Guest Writer – Welsh Connections/SWND Records, Director | Oystermouth Radio – Presenter] It’s been one whole, crazy and disturbing year since the release of ‘Life In General’, the debut EP from valley-boys, The Rivers. In twelve months that’s seen worldwide political turmoil, uncertainty and a pandemic – with all…

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NEWS: Shemuwel Releases Official Video For ‘Your Love’

Words: Matt Innes The dynamic Shemuwel takes the next step in his thus far incredible artistic journey with the release of the official video for his new single ‘Your Love’. ‘Your Love’ comes off Shemuwel’s forthcoming EP ‘Diary Of A Warrior’ and is just the tip of what is certain to be an iceberg of…

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