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Spilling The Tea…Just Not Literally!

Welcome to my new blog called "A SouthWalian Girl Living in a SouthWalian World!" I will be taking you on a series of adventures in and around Newport/South Wales in general, highlighting the music scene and literally having a natter about anything and everything, as that’s the beauty of writing blogs: there’s a lot of tea to spill—no, seriously, tea could be a hot topic of conversation at some point. I was discussing this with Newport City radio presenter Kym Frederick during our meeting […]

today12 July 2024 39 1

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Gig Goin’- The Rogues: Clwb Ifwr Bach Cardiff 28/6/24

The Rogues at Clwb Ifwr Bach, Cardiff: 28/6/24 The Rogues made a triumphant return to the Capital on Friday with a double celebration. Originally planned as an EP launch show for their debut, 1963 – Live At Rockfield Studios, the night turned even more special when news broke earlier that the release had reached No. 3 in the Official UK Charts for physical releases. This promised to be a landmark night for the band and their ever-growing legion of fans. […]

today30 June 2024 125 11

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Talking To The Moon, Aiming For The Stars

The Rogues 1963 - Live At Rockfield Studios EP Review The Rogues, a 5-piece Indie/Rock band from Newport, South Wales, have been a force to reckon with since their first gig at The Dragonffli in Pontypridd in May 2022. Building momentum both locally and beyond, they've played over 100 shows, gaining a dedicated following known as The Rogue Army.Their reputation as one of the must-see live acts from South Wales has only grown with sold-out shows in Newport, Cardiff, Bristol, […]

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A Summary of The 2024 Love Live Music Awards

Newport City Radio’s Premier Music Event The 2024 Love Live Music Awards, organised by Newport City Radio, once again illuminated the vibrant local music scene with a grand celebration on June 6th, 2024. Held at Q, (formerly The Queen's Hotel) in Newport, the event brought together musicians, industry professionals, and music lovers from across the region, shining a spotlight on the exceptional talent that characterises the South Wales music community.   A Night to Remember This year’s Love Live Music […]

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Jump The Underground: Back with a Bang

Jump the Underground - back with a bang After 15 years away, but still very much part of the Newport music scene, it was a momentous occasion last year when locally based favourites Jump The Underground announced a reunion show. The band, which self-imploded in 2008, left fans wondering if this was a one-off event or a permanent comeback. At the time, even the band members themselves weren't sure of the answer. The Triumphant Return Following two unsuccessful attempts beyond […]

today20 June 2024 84 2

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First thoughts – The Eurekas; “Falling From Your Grace”

It's fiesty! The Eurekas are back, and they are angry. Their fourth single, "Falling From Your Grace," shows the band has something to say, and they do it in style. With their sights aimed squarely at the political establishment, this track delivers a powerful punch. From their debut single, "Made You Look," the band has always made their intentions clear. Their latest offering is a follow-up to "While The World Was Ending (I Was In A Rock N Roll Band)," […]

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News from the Eurekas

Eurekas Release Electrifying Single "Falling From Your Grace" Eurekas are excited to announce the release of their fourth single, “Falling From Your Grace,” set to drop on Friday, May 31st, 2024. This highly anticipated track will be available on all major streaming platforms. Listen here. About the Track What’s that old idiom? Hell hath no fury like an indie rock band scorned? Eurekas certainly make a case for it with their latest offering, “Falling From Your Grace.” The amps are […]

today30 May 2024 33 1

The Rogues at Rockfield


The Rogues at Rockfield!

The Rogues at Rockfield After releasing three much-anticipated singles in 2023, The Rogues are back with their debut EP, 1963 - Live at Rockfield Studios’, set to release on June 21st.In October 2023, the five lads from Newport spent two days at the world-famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, recording several live tracks with Nick Brine, known for his work with Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.Four of these powerful tracks will comprise their debut EP, which is […]

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Getting To Know Us: Dani Murray

Who is Dani? Q. How long have you been with Newport City Radio and what is your role? I've been with Newport City Radio since 2015. I co-present the Pure Local & Pure Local EXTRA show. I also co-present & produce the Metal Kettle Show with Aimee & Ethan Q. Which song makes you want to dance? A. I don’t really dance – I have no rhythm but if I had to choose, I would go for Da Light by […]

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