Harvest time! New Music Now Available

Words: Matt Innes It’s Spring in Australia. A glorious two weeks (if we’re lucky) when flowers bloom and people are bearable before the scorching heat of Summer ruins it for everyone. It’s also a great time for new music, of which MADCAP Global SWND Entertainment has plenty. Like a bountiful harvest, MADCAP Global SWND Entertainment…

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Feature: Little Big Man – An Interview With Phil Little

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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FEATURE: We’ve Come to Steal Your Energy – The Job Interview

We've Come To Steal Your Energy Band Photo

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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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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FEATURE: The Cosmic Array – No Country For Spacemen

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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FEATURE: In Search Of The Welsh Connection

Words: Matt Innes Wales may not be the biggest of countries, yet for the longest of times it has punched far above its weight when it comes to producing music. The annals of music history are replete with contributions by the Welsh, particularly in the Celtic folk traditions. But in more recent times, Wales has…

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