THE STARLING RADICALS
This young Cardiff band is fronted by George E. Thomas who, vocally, is seemingly the love child of Ian Astbury and Axl Rose.
George is also the guitarist, while Jo is on drums and (Gareth) Bain is the bassist.
To be honest, I don’t know (without looking at the lyrics) what George is singing (a bit like one of my music heroes The Manics' James Dean Bradfield) but that doesn't bother me … I would point out though that the line in the song 'Mona Lisa Vampire' that I heard as ‘My false eye don’t belong to me’ is actually ‘My false icons belong to me’ … aah well, close!
You can hear the excellent 'Another Shade of Gloom' which was played on many stations worldwide including BBC Radio Wales.
James Davies: Guitar & lead vocals.
Jack Langmead: Guitar.
Ashley Evans: Drums & backing vocals.
The Broadcasts are a young alt. rock band from South Wales who formed in 2012.
I’m a bit late to the party as I listened to them for the first time in December (2016) … but better late than never.
The Youtube video accompanying this write up is their 2015 track 'This Life'. I love the vocals of James Davies, he's got a real 'rawk' voice. The whole track is a perfect piece of rock music.
Check out their Soundcloud for more excellent tracks such as 'Down The Line' and the easy going 'The Road Goes On' with its rather lush harmonica and intense guitaring. Fabulous band!
Photo copyright of Becky Welford Photography
WORLD VS. WORLD
Kirk Bowen - Primary Vocals/Guitar
Krist Davison - Bass/Secondary Vocals
Damian Harris - Drums
World Vs World is a Llanelli based alternative rock band. They have self released 2 Eps: “Our Own Personal Tabloid” (2007) and “The Six Degrees of Separation” (2009) and in 2012 signed with independent label Death Monkey Records.
Their track ‘The Beat of the Alpha’ (which you can hear via the Soundcloud link below) was released at the beginning of 2016 and received a goodly amount of radio airplay with feedback including:
“I really love The Beat of The Alpha. It has everything a good solid song should have!" - Adam Lee, China Drum
"This is a brilliant song" - Fatman Rocks, MyRock Radio
"Very cool track … great sounding band." - Aaron Phillips, Amazing Radio
Following 'The Beat of the Alpha, ‘Chaos and Opportunity’ from the album 'The Sentinel Paradox' was offered as a free download in June of 2016.
Check out their heavy rock track 'Sea of Glass', on PP&P's New Tracks page.
Trivia: The video for their latest track, ‘Sea of Glass’, was devised by South Wales video conceptualist Keith Williams, who’s worked with the likes of Elton John, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson on his Billie Jean video.