//
archives

Cardiff

This tag is associated with 6 posts

Ian Jones, Jim Deacon and Kutosis

A post-punk guitar-bass relationship from the humblest of beginnings Sometimes, the integration between guitar and bass is so essential that to look at one apart from the whole would only be telling half the story. Such is the case with Cardiff alt-rockers Kutosis and their guitarist/singer Ian Jones and bassist (and occasional axeman) Jim Deacon, … Continue reading

Rhodri Viney, Ratatosk and Right Hand Left Hand

To say Rhodri Viney has been involved with a few bands in Cardiff is one hell of an understatement. He’s played a role in a staggering number of acts, including Stray Borders, Martin Carr, Sweet Baboo, Vito, Little My, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Sophia, Brave Captain, Cymbient and The Secret Show – the country side project … Continue reading

Mike Vennart, Steve Durose, Gambler and Oceansize

For some, this post probably doesn’t qualify for the famous guitar gear category. To them, I say listen to Oceansize. If there was ever a band who deserved more recognition, here it was, but sadly the Manchester five-piece went their separate ways in February of 2011. However, Oceansize still hold an enviable position in my heart, … Continue reading

Hywel Evans and Truckers of Husk

An interview with Cardiff’s math rock titans at Clwb Ifor Bach… plus video Truckers of Husk are one of the brightest stars in the Cardiff music scene’s glimmering constellation of acts. Although only a part-time band, their nuanced math rock stylings have attracted considerable attention, particularly on debut album Accelerated Learning, released last month on … Continue reading

Coming up on Everyday Guitar Gear…

A quick post to tell everyone what’s coming up on the blog in the next few weeks. Tomorrow we’ll have an exclusive interview with Matt Stevens, solo guitarist extraordinaire and member of instrumental proggers The Fierce & the Dead. He’ll share insights into his gear and songwriting philosophies, as well as offering a few tips for … Continue reading

Mike Einziger and Incubus

In a fit of adolescent reminiscing, I saw Incubus at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena last night. Mike Einziger, their often unorthodox guitarist, remains one of my biggest inspirations on the instrument, although his recent songwriting leaves much to be desired. In fact, this sentiment seemed to be shared by the majority of the audience; I’ve … Continue reading

Twitter Updates

Advertisements