R*E*P*E*A*T Play List
(Nearly) August 2019
I had an idea (yes, another) and for once it's nearly
all my own.
I am lucky enough to hear so much great new music,
live and recorded, and also (un)lucky enough to have been around for
ages and ages and to know quite a lot of classic, if sometimes unfairly
neglected songs, so I thought I'd inflict them all on you...
Every few weeks I mean either to compile a new list,
or ask a guest to do the same, and see how we get on sharing them.
So here we go...
R*E*P*E*A*T Play List #1
(Nearly) August 2019
Idles - Never Fight A Man With A Perm
From Cardiff to Seattle via Cambridge, Idles have been delighting R*E*P*E*A*T
reviewers the world over. And, as if to celebrate, the video features
incredible animations from our very own Russell Taysom. Irresistible.
Bandicoot - Glaw Ail Law
Bandicoot's first Welsh language single is a real corker, and their
newly expanded live line up saw them tear up Sin City this week. Original,
danceable, mesmerising and with a big chance of a big future, catch
them opening Swansea Fringe at the Brangwyn Hall.
Sengl cyntaf iaith Cymraeg Bandicoot, Glaw Ail Law, allan
nawr ar Recordiau BICA!
Bloom - A Creative Way to Forget You
An all female two piece from Somerset via Cardiff who went down a storm
at their Swansea debut, getting an encore from their position second
on the bill. No fear of them being forgotten here, Bloom return for
the R*E*P*E*A*T stage at Swansea Fringe on October 5th.
Tundra - You're Welcome
A summery slice of garagey surf punk brilliance from Bury St Edmunds
(Rock City), returning to Swansea Bay for a gig at Creature Sound on
September 6th. Their track 'Navy Red', featured on the last R*E*P*E*A*T
flexi disc, gained them national recognition.
S*M*A*S*H - I Want to Kill Somebody
25 years to the week since S*M*A*S*H smuggled a song about assassinating
the Tory cabinet into the hit parade, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
has been anointed Prime Minister. This is the re-recorded 2014 version,
released as a rather lovely R*E*P*E*A*T picture disc, and is sadly still
as relevant as ever. All together now,"Jeremy Hunt rhyming slang!"
Described by Dom Waters "as everything you want to warm you into
the summer", White Riot have deservedly been taking South Wales
by storm. Catch them at R*E*P*E*A*T stage at Swansea Fringe on October
5th, and make sure you grab a badge.
Picsel - Fucked Society
Trump President, Boris PM and the world is staring at idiots on
Love Island as civilisation sinks into an ocean covered in the excessive
packaging used to wrap your avocados. Fucked Society just about sums
it up. But dont fret, PICSEL are here
Lethal Bizzle - Police on my Back
Because everyone needs a bit of Bizzle, including The Clash.
Motel Thieves - Stitches
A band that are coming of age at an incredible pace, and proving them
selves more than just another indie rock group. As the R*E*P*E*A*T review
said, "Here is a song that will hold your ears with the shear amount
of swagger it packs."
Vanilla - On My Way Home
A mix of melody, magic and moveability to leave you powerless to resist.
Vanilla's live shows are crazy, chaotic celebrations of music, positivity
and life; that's why we've asked them to headline the first ever R*E*P*E*A*T
stage at Swansea Fringe on October 5th. Catch them before then at Creature
Sound, September 6th, with String Theory, Tundra and Fire Fences.
Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off
In the week the UK took another lurch to the right, and Tommy Robinson
fans tried to attack anti racists in Swansea (before the intervention
of local kids saved the day), what other way is there to end?