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Ep. 58 – Telgate & The Joy Formidable


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.



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 @ Fuel

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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…


3:00 – Right Hand Left Hand ALBUM LAUNCH @ Clwb Ifor Bach
12:15 – Kate Tempest @ Tramshed
20:20 – Gwilym @ Portland House
24:36 – Snow Patrol @ Motorpoint Arena *INTERVIEW*
49:20 – Shimmer Sounds @ Tramshed
54:20 – False Advertising @ Big Top + Stereo Brain Record Shop chatter.

Get us @MintysGigGuide on social media and tell us who you’re excited about! x

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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!


3:00 – Sarah Brown @ The Moon
9:05 – Dessa & BBC NOW @ Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre *INTERVIEW*
45:00 – A Certain Ratio 40th Anniversary @ Clwb Ifor Bach
52:10 – Shutdown Show @ The Big Top
58:15 – Inanna Meets The Dawn @ Shift Cardiff *INTERVIEW*
1:57:20 – Charly Bliss @ The Big Top

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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

02:50 / Katy J Pearson @ Jacobs Antiques
08:00 / Ritual Cloak @ 10 Feet Tall
12:12 / 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 @ Kongs
1:12:30 / Indian Queens @ Clwb *INTERVIEW*
1:25:33 / Gruff Rhys @ Tramshed *INTERVIEW*
2:06:30 / Asha Jane @ The Moon
2:10:00 / We Were Promised Jetpacks @ O’Neills *INTERVIEW*
2:22:17 / Pigs x7 @ O’Neills *TOM PICK*

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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.

& 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!

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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! <3

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Ep. 52 – Al Moses

On the podcast this week…
+++ We’re joined by Al Moses who chat about their BIGGEST show to date at The Globe on the 9th September.
+++ A surprise for a Pixies superfan
+++ Tom from the team shares something he’s really excited about at Clwb Ifor Bach!
+++ A festival with a good cause at The Earl Haig, Whitchurch


1:05 – Tallies @ The Moon
7:10 – Pixies @ Motorpoint Arena (Guest Pick from Cori)
19:29 – Darkhouse Family @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26:38 – HurleyFest IV @ Earl Haig, Whitchurch
35:28 – Hana2K @ The Moon
41:16 – Mallory Knox @ Clwb Ifor Bach
45:33 – Al Moses @ The Globe (Interview)

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Ep. 51 – 15 Things to See @ Hub Festival 2019

On this week’s very special podcast after 9 months away Minty and the team talk through the 15 best things to see at Hub Festival 2019. With special guest appearances and interviews from Phoxjaw, Hunter From Fremonte, Hubfest Production Manager Ed Townend and Harmoni Cymru’s Vicky Guise! Also introducing the new Gig Guide team, Molly, Tom and Corinne as they argue for their favourite acts of the festival.

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1:51 Team intro
12:45 Rainbow Maniac // Saturday @ Clwb
18:03 Kiddus // Saturday @ City Arms
22:34 Isembard’s Wheel // Saturday @ Bootlegger
28:13 Hunter From Fremonte // Sunday @ Tiny Rebel Upstairs
33:50 Phoxjaw // Saturday @ Fuel
41:13 Woahnows // Saturday @ Tiny Rebel Upstairs
44:58 Bloom! // Sunday @ Moon
48:27 Eadyth // Sunday @ City Arms
52:53 Ed Townend Interview
56:56 Kizzy Crawford // Sunday @ Beelzebubs (Ed Townend Pick)
1:03:38 Sex Swing // Sunday @ Moon
1:09:31 Comfort State // Saturday @ Moon
1:14:13 Jack Perrett // Saturday @ Clwb
1:18:19 Harmoni Cymru
1:23:41 Pay The Man // Saturday @ City Arms
1:29:20 Isa Belle // Sunday @ Parth Tawel
1:35:25 Witching Waves // Saturday @ Tiny Rebel

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Ep. 50 – Chroma


Mix 4 people who love each other and care about the following issues:
Great music, the Welsh Language, female empowerment, the Welsh music scene (particularly Cardiff)
equals the recipe for a great interview!

It’s an honour to sit and share the mic with a band that I’ve wanted to chat to for so long!

Ahead of our show together at Gwdihw for the opening night of it’s 10th Birthday – the superior force that is Chroma chat to me about the journey of getting it together as a band in 2015…right up to the eve of the physical release of their latest Double A Side: Girls Talk/Nos Da Susanna!

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Ep. 49 – Luke Priestley (Beers Over Tears/Stereobrain)

This is an inspirational chat I had with Luke Priestley aka Beers Over Tears/Stereobrain. Luke moved from Portsmouth to Cardiff in 2015 for university…but gradually became more interested in the music scene that surrounded the city.

Following on from some pretty memorable shows at Gwdihŵ, including putting on his first ever festival (Pŵer) – this week Luke puts on his first show ever at Clwb Ifor Bach….so I thought this was a great juncture to talk about his career path.

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