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: 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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      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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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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Words: Matt Innes Somewhere in this vast universe of ours there is a point where sci-fi and country music meet, and it is called The Cosmic Array. The Cosmic Array are a Welsh band formed by Paul Battenbough (ex. No Thee, No Ess) and Huw Rees (ex. Rag Foundation, King Of Despair) in late 2012.…

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‘Goldilocks’ is the third album from Welsh alt-Americana group The Cosmic Array and one that certainly lives up to its title. At the risk of eliciting an exasperated sigh, this album is ‘just right’. Having cultivated a unique folk niche for themselves on two previous albums, The Cosmic Array assert their songwriting prowess on ‘Goldilocks’…

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