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Anna von Hausswolff - no forthcoming concerts

I have a list of artists whose website I check every now and then to see if they’re on tour. Anna von Hausswolff is one such performer, on account of a single song played by Cerys Matthews back in 2013. 12 more words


Orchestre du Mont-plaisant

Cerys Matthews is a fan.

We could call them afro/punk or folk/world, or go with these descriptions found on their website:

You’d reckon to be listening to 2 fifths The Doors (sleazy organ and stomp bass) 1 fifth Hank Marvin, and 1 splendidly gelling fifth of cajun (ish) accordian. 56 more words


Catatonia: We will not be cowed by Spain

In an unofficial poll, Welsh indie rock band Catatonia have voted overwhelmingly for independence from Spain.

Breathy-voiced lead singer Cerys Matthews said “That’s popular opinion, see? 223 more words



WHAT: Welsh popstars’ symphonic post-Britpop comeback single.

WHEN: 1999

WHY: Because it’s bloody good, that’s why. Sarcastic, symphonic and deliciously laconic. Catatonia haven’t had much of a boost from ’90s nostalgia, and on the ‘strength’ of DFTWD’s parent album, you can see why. 74 more words

An overture

I was utterly captivated as I heard this on the radio (ever-reliable Cerys Matthews).

Elements of it seemed familiar. Having now checked out the song I’m aware of references to ‘I Am The Walrus’ and ‘Dear Prudence’, for example. 57 more words


Wayfaring strangers

When I got home at lunchtime today there was a large and magnificent-looking book sitting on my kitchen table. It was warmly inscribed to me by its author, my close neighbour, Fiona Ritchie. 717 more words


Lady Grinning Soul

I find myself wanting to call this Lady From Another Grinning Soul – but all current references seem to have the shorter version. Either I’m remembering incorrectly or it’s long been agreed that five words are too much of a mouthful. 42 more words