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Review: Bear Paw: I Need a Reason/ Trail of Empty Bottles and Broken Hearts

Bear Paw are a melodic Indie band who, despite having only been playing together for six months, have received coverage on Radio Two and Amazing Radio. The band is made up of Jon Fazal (guitar & vocals), James Hinks (guitar & vocals), Tim Kirby (drums), and Johan Petti (bass). Their newest release is a double … Continue reading

Interview: Ophelia

South-East-London based Ophelia has had a good year having already performed several times at the Camden Roundhouse but her new single, Don’t Start (This is What I think of You), a collaboration with music producer Brijs looks set to take her year to another level. In the run up to her new release we caught … Continue reading

Squeeze singer to perform at Fringe

Glenn Tillbrook, best-known as the guitarist and vocalist of Squeeze, will be performing a solo set at this year’s Llangollen Fringe Festival on Thursday, July 24. Now on his fifth studio-album, Tillbrook’s life outside Squeeze will continue with a stripped-down acoustic set at the Llangollen Fringe with songs from his new album Happy Ending.  Tillbrook said: … Continue reading

From Glasto to Llangollen

London-based musician East India Youth originally hails from sunny Bournemouth but decided to name his one-man musical project after his flat and his adopted homeland in the English capital. Having previously appeared at the Llangollen Fringe Festival with indie band Doyle & the Fourfathers, and in 2013 with Sycamore Lights, William Doyle will now be … Continue reading

Focus on festival costs not travel costs

Wrexham-based music festival Focus Wales have teamed up with the organisers of Wakestock Gwyl y Mor to bring festival-goers the Focus by the Sea stage this summer. As well as providing festival fans a new stage of eclectic Welsh music, the Focus team have teamed up with The Big Green Coach Company to provide a … Continue reading

Heal The Last Stand to play Glastonbury

Last week in Wrexham we met up with Heal The Last Stand as they were preparing for their fourth outing at Focus Wales. The Wrexham-based band performed twice at the festival and were able to add the gigs to their fairly healthy musical CV. It won’t be Heal The Last Stand’s first Glastonbury outing as … Continue reading

The Maydays – 2007’s indie with a 2014 twist.

It’s not too often that you listen to a band and think that you should go back and give their tracks another listen. Yet somehow the Maydays Googlewhack makes you want to go and explore them some more, it starts off well considering a song with such an obscure name sticks with you. A mixture … Continue reading

Victorian Hardware: The Black Commute

Victorian Hardware’s The Black Commute is a tranquil yet sometimes melancholy synthesizer album. The album has a mix of tones and sounds that have been developed since Victorian Hardware was a teenager across in Ireland. A mixture of innocent, almost naive sounds and strong synthesizer The Black Commute was Victorian Hardware’s first album before the 2013 release Muckyland. … Continue reading

Preview: The Hedge Gods

Describing themselves as “contemporary acoustic dance fusion” specialists the Hedge Gods will be taking place at the Leader Stage in Queen’s Square Wrexham, Saturday April 26. The three-piece band specialise in more relaxed dance music that will make the listener want to move, whether it’s in the streets of Wrexham or in your home listening … Continue reading

Interview: Aled Rheon

You’re from Cardiff? Is this your first time in Wrexham? Yeah, I’m having a really good time in Wrexham. It’s my first time in Wrexham. Tell us about what it means to be involved in something like Focus Wales. It’s great to be involved in Focus Wales. It’s a showcase of great talent from all … Continue reading