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Listings for April 2nd, 2013

APPEARING ON Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Crackling Vinyl presents SEN SEGUR + SIDDI – Postponed

Sorry, this show has been postponeduntil the autumn. New date to follow…


The odd ball wizards from Penmachno are here again, soaking wet after a dip in the secret psychedelic well, situated in the upper reaches of the Conwy Valley. Having formed in 2010, the band have released the ‘Penrhydd’ EP as well as the ‘Sarah/Nofa Scosia’ cassette single & their latest EP ‘SUDD SUDD SUDD‘ is out now on Recordiau IKaChing.

Experience the idle rebuke.

Sarah700’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohb3sDK9VnA

“Sen Segur grew wings and soared above the laden clouds as their set of Welsh psychedelia progressed.”

BBC Green Man Festival review






‘Un Tro’ stream: http://ikaching.co.uk/cerddoriaeth-music-2/cerddoriaeth-music/

Siddi are the folk duo from Llanuwchllyn, consisting of brother and sister, Osian and Branwen Williams. They have been working on their new concept album, Un Tro, for two years having come across a fairy tale based in Cwm Cynllwyd, which has been used as the album’s background story – with each song telling different parts of this sad story.

As well as performing with Siddi, Branwen sings with Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, and Osian with Candelas.

Un Tro was released by I KA CHING Records in early January. A free song off the album can be downloaded from http://siddi.bandcamp.com , the full album from the usual music downloading sites, or a hard copy from http://sadwrn.com

<a href=”http://ikaching.bandcamp.com/album/un-tro” mce_href=”http://ikaching.bandcamp.com/album/un-tro”>Un Tro by Siddi</a>







Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.

Crackling Vinyl evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city keen to experience the best, upcoming touring artists.

Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.

Crackling Vinyl DJ’d for the whole weekend at this year’s Green Man Festival (the Walled Garden stage). We also hosted an acclaimed day of live music – and night of excellent records (including guest DJ’s Martin Carr [Boo Radleys] & Liz Hunt [The School]) – at this year’s S?n festival in Cardiff and were invited to DJ The Joy Formidable’s first North Wales show in over two years.

It has been an eventful first 12 months for Crackling Vinyl.

Crackling Vinyl’s next event is on Tuesday 19th March at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester and features Sex Hands and Irma Vep.

Crackling Vinyl also DJ stone classics from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: psych / soul / pop / garage / r ‘n’ b every other Friday night at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester, with live music that encompasses some of the more serrated bands that we love. Please see the website for full details.

Adam Walton* is BBC Radio Wales’ longstanding new music presenter with a particular love for lysergic soul, off kilter Welsh pop and 60’s oddities. Adam’s late night, weekend radio show is a haven for strange and original Welsh sounds.

Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes is one of the most respected record collectors, music enthusiasts, DJ’s and ‘bootleggers’ in the UK. At the vanguard of the new millennium’s fascination with ‘bastard pop’ Ben earned support and respect all over Europe, from the likes of XFM, MTV & BBC Radio 1. A recent return to bootlegs (Whole Lotta Helter Skelter – brilliantly grafting The Beatles to Led Zeppelin) has earned tens of thousands of views on YouTube and airplay on 6Music and Radio Wales. His DJ sets extol a kaleidoscopic love of music, particularly Moog synthesisers and compressed acoustic guitars.

Elin Bach is an artist, a librarian and record lover from Mold, Flintshire. Her philosophy is brilliant and simple: all 7”s, “nothing after 1972”. Expect to hear anything from Georgie Fame to something inspirational and half-?forgotten in the Welsh mother tongue. If you are very good, she will do a little dance behind the DJ booth. It’s a manifestation of the joy she has for the records she plays.

“pretty cool… loads of interesting sounding musicians”

Cerys Matthews, 6Music

“a set of evenings dedicated to genuinely brilliant  music.”

Ian Hughes, Daily Post

You can hear part of one of our DJ sets here:



Fri 22nd February                  The Keys

Fri 8th March                         The Bluebottle Veins

Tue 19th March                      Irma Vep / Sex Hands

Fri 22nd March                      My First Tooth

Tue 2nd April                          Sen Segur / Siddi

Fri 5th April                            The Jar Family

Fri 19th April                          Wilson Minds

Tue 30th April                        Sweet Baboo