Gwdih? means 'owl' in Welsh. It's also the name of a pleasant little cafe-bar just around the corner from Queen Street station.
If we were actually in the late '50s, there'd be Pathe News footage of screaming young girls fainting in the front row with a clipped commentary riffing on how The Jim Jones Revue are mad, bad, and dangerous.
Any X Factor hopefuls would do well to study the meaning of the words 'sing for your life', because if you ever had to actually sing to guarantee your survival, then this is how you'd go about it.
Two men, one drum kit, one guitar. A lot of noise. So much noise that I’m highly surprised when I realise there are only two of them tearing apart the ‘stage’ in the corner of Clwb’s downstairs room. Still, it’s not Charlotte Church.
Zoey Van Goey – Propeller Versus Wings (Chemikal Underground)
February 28th, 2011
A band who are willing to experiment with their influences and see where this may take them.
Part Deux of the Motel's joyful Indietracks mix. Includes even more from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart!
The Motel is proud to present its first ever Indietracks festival preview, in two-part mixtape format.
Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (Domino Records)
June 21st, 2010
He may have lost the Final Fantasy tag, but Owen Pallett is evidently still making the kind of orchestral tinged pop that's capable of making you feel that all is right with the world.
The Drums – Forever And Ever Amen (Moshi Moshi Records/Island Records)
May 31st, 2010
You get the feeling this track isn’t intended for intent listening because, as ridiculous as I’m aware this sounds, it’s all about the vibe.