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Ep. 48 – Reef/Isembard’s Wheel

On this week’s podcast I’m joined by Gary Stringer, frontman of Reef – a band that I have relished from a young age…after my Dad introduced me to them whilst driving me to school. Gary joins me to chat about starting out as a band 25 years ago….and we both have a big surprise lined up for my Dad!

Also, Alexander from Isembard’s Wheel joins me to discuss his first gig in Cardiff, as a Cardiff citizen.


2:30 – Dashboard Confessional @ Tramshed
8:35 – Electric Soup VIII @ Cardiff M.A.D.E
18:30 – audiobooks instore @ Spillers Records
25:29 – Isembard’s Wheel @ The Moon *Interview*
42:02 – Elder Island @ Clwb Ifor Bach
46:37 – REEF @ Tramshed *interview*

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Ep. 46 – Perfect Body

Ahead of their set (6pm) this Saturday in O’Neills as part of Swn Festival. I sit down with Cam and Josh from Perfect Body who talk to me about transcending from being 3 lads in a Nirvana covers band to producing perhaps some of the most blissful ethereal creations you could ever listen to.


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Ep. 45 – Childcare


I’m joined by Rich Le Gate of the upcoming London 4-piece wavey hazy extravaganza that is Childcare…as the band gear up for their first show EVER in Cardiff and Wales on the 8th October!

Dan Nichols of The Naked Citizens and Railroad Bill joins me to discuss the “cornucopia” of artists that will be performing at The Gate on Sat 13th Oct!

Plus, first ever time guest Carly from Kelly’s Records comes on to choose this weeks Record Store Pick.

AND, we stepback into the 1990’s….as Ioan aka Branners heads around Cardiff asking the ultimate question.


00:00 – OPEN
04:10 – Macka B @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09:43 – Coheed and Cambria @ Great Hall
14:00 – Setting Branners the challenge
17:15 – The Naked Citizens @ The Gate (Chat with Dan Nichols)
40:00 – KELLYS RECORDS – (Mellt @ Clwb Ifor Bach)
47:30 – Childcare @ The Moon *INTERVIEW*
1:19:30 – BRANNERS | Stepback 90s @ Motorpoint

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Ep. 44 – Adwaith

This week, a special interview with a band that I’ve always wanted to sit and have a proper natter with.

Hollie and Gwenllian from Adwaith join me in the bedroom to discuss their latest single “Gartref” which will be released this coming Friday (13th July)

PLUS all the GOSS on their debut album (including it’s title!) which comes out later this year.

This is a real chance to hear quite candidly about a band you must’ve seen before!

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Ep 43 – Dan Bettridge

On this week’s podcast – Dan Bettridge chats to me ahead of the launch of his DEBUT ALBUM “Asking for Trouble” – a real delight to chat with Dan about many things — including Pocahontas….some real facts taking place for that!

Plus Ashli from Spillers Records joins me for their GIG OF THE WEEK!


2:05 – Eyre Llew @ Gwdihw
12:00 – Bandicoot @ The Moon
16:50 – Bodega @ Clwb Ifor Bach (Spillers Gig of the Week with Ashli)
34:25 – Laundrette @ Ruin Cafe
42:35 – Dan Bettridge @ Clwb Ifor Bach (Interview)
1:55:00 – Please Mind Your Head VIII @ Clwb Ifor Bach

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Ep. 42 – Sweet Baboo

Quite possibly the loveliest man on earth Stephen Black aka Sweet Baboo allows me into his kitchen to discuss his upcoming album launch at The Castle Emporium.

Expect giggles, sausage talk and kraut-rock references!

Plus Spillers Records ADE returns with this rather dark GIG OF THE WEEK!


0:00 – Sweet Baboo @ The Castle Emporium Album Launch (interview)
38:45 – Wolves in the Throne Room (Spillers Gig of the Week Chat)

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Ep. 41 – Tendons

On this week’s podcast….I’m joined by one of the worlds most gorgeous humans – Tomos Lewis from Tendons joins me to talk about their only gig of the year in Cardiff at Snails Deli next week.

Plus Spillers Records are back with their Gig of The Week!


2:08 – Chupa Cabra @ Gwdihw
6:35 – Hairband @ The Moon Club
11:45 – The Wave Pictures @ Clwb Ifor Bach (Spillers Gig of The Week)
31:26 – Mr Traumatik @ Buffalo
35:15 – Tendons @ Snails Deli **INTERVIEW**
1:16:40 – BREAKFAST RECORDS SHOWCASE @ Undertone (Pork Pie)

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SPECIAL: Minty’s Gig Guide to Focus Wales 2018!


01:15: Rachel K Collier
06:00: Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5
10:40: My Name Is Ian
16:05: Seazoo
19:06: Chat with Seazoo’s Llinos
23:50: *Picked by Llinos* Kidsmoke
29:30: Chat with Co-booker and Co-founder of Focus Wales – Andy Jones
45:30: *Picked by Andy* Boy Azooga
48:25: Martha Phillips
53:20: Darren Eedens
59:20: Baby Brave
1:05:45: Chat with Drowned in Sound’s – Dom Gourlay
1:11:00: *Picked by Dom* In The Endless Zanhyang We Are
1:17:25: Buzzard
1:23:00: Gallops
1:28:49: Yucatan
1:32:45: Adwaith
1:36:00: Chat with Adwaith
1:39:45: *Picked by Adwaith* Names
1:45:20: Stella Donelly
1:49:55: Lomboy
1:54:55: HANA2K
1:58:45: Chat with Katie – music fan
2:05:20: *Picked by Katie* MOJA
2:10:35: Campfire Social/Martin Carr

Special podcast previewing the annual Focus Wales showcase in Wrexham… you 21 things to go and see this year at the festival…with special guest voices also!

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