Check out the work of Elijah Thomas…he’s been photographing Boy Azooga and the magical world of Cardiff’s music scene for the past year. He’s done a great job at capturing the cities buzzing scene of creativity & electric gigs.
He’s also made a zine to celebrate this tight-knit DIY community, he says:
“This is a scene within a scene. Sure, I could call it the Cardiff music scene but this is just a small section of it. This is something a little deeper. A collection of friends bound together by a mutual respect for one another. Some make their music together, some even live together under the same roof but not one band sounds the same. Cardiff doesn’t have a particular ‘Sound’ it’s a mixture of different styles and genres. This is a chance for me to shine a light and say thank you to the bands that helped soundtrack the photographs that I take both on and off the stage. Forget London, forget Manchester, this is Cardiff. Hopefully other photographers in the area will see these photographs and take more notice of their friends playing music. Perhaps maybe you’d like to document them? maybe even put on an exhibition? I’d love to see what you’ve got.”
On Saturday, Daisy Anaïs Cydney Goodwin & Katherine Cantwell played two hours of Heavenly music for a special label takeover on Amazing Radio.
The duo played tracks from our current roster, showcasing the ‘Heavenly Sounds of 2018.’ (For some of the tracks it was their radio debut)
Listen back to the show to hear great music from Mattiel, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Anna Burch, The Orielles, The Parrots, audiobooks, Hatchie & more!
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Plus, you can listen to the tunes on this tasty Spotify playlist and discover the Heavenly artists featured on the show!
LISTEN & FOLLOW HERE
The Heavenly Jukebox head to Two Tribes Brewhouse & Taproom this Thursday. Danny & Jeff will be spinning some sweet records. From soul 45s, hip hop, disco and boogie classics to house 12s, fresh edits, rock ‘n’ roll, balearic and proper straight party jams. Head on over to King’s Cross for a dance!
A pretty extraordinary date for your diary has just been announced: on 13 September, much loved Welsh-and-Cornish-language artist and friend of the river Gwenno takes to St Ives’ Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden for an hour-long solo ambient set, as part of the Tate’s ‘Morning Music’ series.
Gwenno’s recently released second album, Le Kov (The Place of Memory), is written entirely in Cornish. With songs referencing Peter Lanyon, the St Ives School, and Cornwall’s clogged roads in the summertime, Gwenno’s beautiful, stirring music is a celebration of all the things that Cornwall – and the Cornish language – has to offer.
Gwenno’s set will soundtrack breakfast and fizz provided by the Tate. More info and tickets are available here.
Before this special event Gwenno (and her band) will be performing a plugged in all out set on our stage at Port Eliot Festival on Thursday 26 July.
NEWS FROM CAUGHT BY THE RIVER
On Sunday Halifax revealed a music heritage tour of the city:
“Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jacksons, the list of artists who have played the town is long and diverse. The brand new Halifax Music Heritage Trail, created by Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, celebrates this important cultural history of our town.”
As part of the tour, local venue and the UK’s smallest venue ‘The Graytson Unity‘ revealed a new plaque to celebrate the release of The Orielles debut album ‘Silver Dollar Moment.’
An ode to the local legends…The trio celebrated the release of their debut with a signing at the venue on release week.
READ ABOUT THE HALIFAX HERITAGE TOUR HERE
PURCHASE ‘SILVER DOLLAR MOMENT’ HERE