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Ep. 63 – Nanial’s Garmshed

FIRST ONE BACK OF 2020! So lovely to have this first one of the year. Such an amazing idea has formed inside the brain of the CVC keyboardist – Nanial Jones…A community based project that will be a platform and a home to local band merchandise for artists that want to sell outside of their gigs.Feel like this is such a positive step forward for the city….OPENING DATE TBA (Late April/May 2020)LOCATION: Castle Emporium Eyes peeled and get along to support it! The post Ep. 63 – Nanial’s Garmshed first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

17mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 62 – 10 Years of Bubblewrap Collective

Ahead of their 10th anniversary showcase at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 14th December. On this weeks SPECIAL podcast, I sat and chat with Rich Chitty from Bubblewrap Collective about about EVERY RELEASE from the label over the past decadeWe’re giving Quiet Marauder a run for their money with this FOUR HOUR long episode…no stone left unturned. Everything discussed! ========== TRACK LISTING 0:00 – The Beginning (2003-2009) BWR001 8:27 – Lucky Delucci – Young In Summer EP (2009) BWR002 17:50 – 12 Days Of Christmas (2009) BWR003 26:20 – Little My’s Ninth EP (2010) BWR004 29:30 – Little My’s Tenth (2010) BWR005 30:24 – Lucky Delucci – December 1986 (2010) BWR006 33:21 – Ivan Moult – The Mine Canary (2010) BWR007 40:21 – Lucky Delucci – Winter On the Moon (2011) BWR008 41:49 – Evening Chorus/Barefoot Dance Of The Sea single split (2011) BWR009 44:06 – Little Arrow – Music, Masks & Poems (2011) BWR010 & BWR011 50:18 – Barefoot Dance of The Sea – Til Voices Wake Us (2011) & Beneath Closed Eyes (2012) BWR012 56:16 – Little Arrow – Well Wishes (2013) BWR013 58:39 – The Gentle Good – Y Bardd Anfarwol  (2013) BWR014 1:03:25 – Quiet Marauder – The Killing Woods (2013) BWR015 1:05:33 – Quiet Marauder – MEN (2013) BWR016 1:08:40 – Little Arrow – Poetically > Ogre (2013) BWR017 1:11:30 – The Gentle Good – Plygeiniwch! (2013) BWR018 1:11:50 – Quiet Marauder – Merry Marauding Christmas (2013) BWR019 1:12:20 – Little Arrow – Furious Finite (2014) BWR020 1:18:00 – Ivan Moult – Second Guessing (2014) BWR021 1:19:12 – Quiet Marauder – 11 Shades of Love (2015) BWR022 1:25:55 – Little Arrow – Old Ink (2015) BWR023 1:27:08 – My Name Is Ian – Now That’s What I Call…My Name Is Ian (2015) BWR024 1:27:08 – My Name Is Ian – In The Best Case Scenario (2015) BWR025 1:37:08 – Little My – Beeps (2016) BWR026 1:40:07 – Mandy – Universe (2016) BWR027 1:45:50 – The Gentle Good – Ruins / Adfeilion (2016)  BWR028 2:03:02 – Rhodri Brooks – Home Recordings (2017) BWR029 2:04:11 – Cotton Wolf – Life in Analogue (2017) BWR030 2:14:15 – Quiet Marauder – Comatose But Dreaming (2017) BWR031 2:14:59 – My Name Is Ian – Cincinnati Cola (2017) BWR032 2:16:20 – Barefoot Dance Of The Sea – We Used To Watch The Moon (2017)  BWR033 2:17:10 – Finery – Finery (2017) BWR034 2:22:25 – Eugene Capper – Words & Chords (2017)  BWR035 2:24:00 – Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks – Pontvane (2017) BWR036 2:33:00 – Quodega – The Meanderlux Vessel (2017) BWR037 2:38:40 – Boy Azooga/Buzzardx3 Split EP (2017) BWR038 2:51:58 – The Gentle Good – Y Gwyfyn (2018) BWR039 2:53:29 – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland (2017) BWR040 3:00:04 – Ivan Moult – The Longest Shadow (2018) BWR041 3:04:55 – Sock – Fresh Bits (2018) BWR042 3:12:13 – Sweet Baboo – The Vending Machine Project (2018) BWR043 3:18:19 – Charlie Francis – Songs for Singers (2018) BWR044 3:23:42 – HMS Morris – Inspirational Talks (2018) BWR045 3:29:49 – My Name Is Ian – The Point of No Return (2018) BWR046 3:34:10 – Perfect Body/Zac White Split EP (2018) BWR047 3:43:23 – Quiet Marauder – The Crack and What It Meant (2019) BWR048 3:44:38 – Quodega – Only Forward (2019) BWR049 3:46:07 – Cotton Wolf – Ofni (2019) BWR050 3:48:25 – Right Hand Left Hand – Zone Rouge (2019) BWR051 3:57:35 – Georgia Ruth – Mai (2020) & YEAR 11 of Bubblewrap Collective The post Ep. 62 – 10 Years of Bubblewrap Collective first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

4hr 7mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 61 – The National

A special podcast this week…ahead of their FIRST EVER visit to Cardiff on Monday 9th December at the Motorpoint Arenaits been an honour and privilege to share a moment with Scott Devendorf from THE NATIONAL We discussed the band’s stunning latest release “I Am Easy to Find” and its emotionally wrenching visual companion starring Alicia Vikander (dir: Mike Mills) …also, how could we possibly have a chat without a discussion on some of the most emotive music thats ever been produced, courtesy of the NTL mouthpiece. Early formative years, the first time Scott met Matt in college and their first ever band Nancy…appropriate choices of beverages ALL ON THE TABLE in this weeks special….as well a few NTL tracks from the catalogue picked by Scott. It’s a delight to be able to share something I’m so proud of.The post Ep. 61 – The National first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

44mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 60 – Pat Sharp & Welsh Music Prize

ITS WACKY. ITS FUN. ITS CRAZY. ITS OUTRAGEOUS. this week on the podcast we’re re-running the fun ahead of TV/Radio Legend Pat Sharp’s Festive Funhouse at The Globe on the 7th December. Welsh Music Prize judges Matt Jarrett and Sian Eleri Evans join me with reaction to Adwaith – winner of this years prize with album Melyn & Fi Hawthorn from charity Llamau joins me to discuss a really cool challenge event happening at Cardiff Castle. ========== TRACK LISTING 2:58 – Blanck Mass @ Clwb Ifor Bach 10:27 – Welsh Music Prize 2019 reaction with Matt Jarrett, Sian Eleri Evans & Adwaith 37:06 – The School @ The Moon 41:15 – World Big Sleep Out @ Cardiff Castle 58:54 – Bebadoobee @ The Globe 1:04:25 – Pat Sharp’s Festive Fun House @ The Globe (PAT SHARP INTERVIEW) 1:45:40 – Big Bear Social Club @ Big Moose CoffeeThe post Ep. 60 – Pat Sharp & Welsh Music Prize first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

1hr 53mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 58 – Telgate & The Joy Formidable

A MAMMOTH 3 HOUR EPISODE THIS WEEK. we re-live and celebrate a whole decade of The Joy Formidable with Ritzy Bryan we celebrate the single launch of Telgate @ Gentileza plus 5 more other picks in the bag for ya. ==================== TRACK LISTING 3:03 – Kizzy Crawford Debut Album Launch @ Chapter 9:53 – Primal Scream @ Cardiff SU 20:53 – Telgate Debut Single Launch @ Gentileza *INTERVIEW* 1:38:00 – !!! @ Clwb 1:42:42 – Juniper @ CULTVR – CULTVR Launch 1:52:52 – Formidable Fest – Joy Formidable *RITZY BRYAN INTERVIEW* 3:11:27 – Poly-math @ FuelThe post Ep. 58 – Telgate & The Joy Formidable first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

3hr 20mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Ep. 57 – Snow Patrol

On this weeks podcast we’re joined by Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol, as they celebrate 25 years as a band with their project album “Reworked” – taking some of the biggest hits of all time to different conceptual worlds and angles… plus we chat and a gander with Cardiff’s newest record shop Stereo Brain Records… ===============TRACK LISTING=============== 3:00 – Right Hand Left Hand ALBUM LAUNCH @ Clwb Ifor Bach12:15 – Kate Tempest @ Tramshed20:20 – Gwilym @ Portland House24:36 – Snow Patrol @ Motorpoint Arena *INTERVIEW*49:20 – Shimmer Sounds @ Tramshed54:20 – False Advertising @ Big Top + Stereo Brain Record Shop chatter. Get us @MintysGigGuide on social media and tell us who you’re excited about! xThe post Ep. 57 – Snow Patrol first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

1hr 9mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 56 – Inanna Meets The Dawn & Dessa

This week on the gig guide we’re joined by Reb and Kate from Inanna Meets The Dawn ahead of their EP Launch at Shift Cardiff – has to be one of my proudest chats to date, dropping into new territory and learning new things. Also, US hip-hop star Dessa joins me ahead of her CoLaboratory show with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, that’s right – hip hop meets the NOW in what’s sure to be a tremendous performance! =================TRACK LISTING!================= 3:00 – Sarah Brown @ The Moon9:05 – Dessa & BBC NOW @ Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre *INTERVIEW*45:00 – A Certain Ratio 40th Anniversary @ Clwb Ifor Bach52:10 – Shutdown Show @ The Big Top58:15 – Inanna Meets The Dawn @ Shift Cardiff *INTERVIEW*1:57:20 – Charly Bliss @ The Big TopThe post Ep. 56 – Inanna Meets The Dawn & Dessa first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

2hr 4mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 55 – Gig Guide to Sŵn Festival 2019

A BEHEMOTH of a show this week…with 15 things you should see at Swn Festival 2019! Arguably, one of the most influential names in Welsh music as we know it…. we chat with Gruff Rhys about his new album Pang! and heading back to his roots in Riverside, Cardiff to both play the Tramshed and Swn for the FIRST TIME& SO MUCH MORE.02:50 / Katy J Pearson @ Jacobs Antiques08:00 / Ritual Cloak @ 10 Feet Tall12:12 / Swn Industry Mixer with Lucy Squires & Bloom!24:16 / Panic Shack @ Clwb *CORINNE PICK*31:42 / Squid @ Clwb 37:58 / Ani Glass @ Old Market Tavern *INTERVIEW*50:55 / Campfire Social @ Jacobs Antiques *MOLLY PICK*55:50 / Pengshui @ Fuel 1:00:10 / Audiobooks @ Jacobs Antiques *GRUFF RHYS PICK*1:05:53 / False Hope For The Savage @ Kongs1:12:30 / Indian Queens @ Clwb *INTERVIEW*1:25:33 / Gruff Rhys @ Tramshed *INTERVIEW*2:06:30 / Asha Jane @ The Moon2:10:00 / We Were Promised Jetpacks @ O’Neills *INTERVIEW*2:22:17 / Pigs x7 @ O’Neills *TOM PICK*The post Ep. 55 – Gig Guide to Sŵn Festival 2019 first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

2hr 38mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Ep. 54 – Bang Bang Romeo

On this weeks podcast we’re joined by the incredibly funny, warm and the hella kindhearted soul that is Anastasia “Stars” Walker from band Bang Bang Romeo. WE SET THE WORLD TO RIGHTS& discuss the snowball of a year the band has had in 2019…from the importance of the This Feeling platform to playing a 22-date world tour with Pink, including their dream stage at Wembley Stadium…releasing their debut album “Heartbreakers Guide to The Galaxy”and dropping their brand-new single “Love Yourself” with chart-topper Example. Has to be up there as one of our favs, this!The post Ep. 54 – Bang Bang Romeo first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

47mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. 53 – Panic Shack and CVC

A special DOUBLE INTERVIEW this week as Meg and Romi from Panic Shack chat to Minty and Corinne ahead of one of their FIRST-EVER gigs at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 5th October…. CVC are also in the house – they’ve become part of the Cardiff music scene furniture already after only gigging for just under two years. They’ve reached that next pivotal point as artists, as they release their debut single “Jungle Fever” at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 5th October. So Cesco and Dave join in the fun to make it a wild occasion. This interview is total mayhem….but we wouldn’t have it any other way! <3The post Ep. 53 – Panic Shack and CVC first appeared on Minty's Gig Guide.

46mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #10