Artists and Bands

Antics with attitude in Aberdare: The Nukes and Clay Statues

Have you ever made a spur of the moment decision and gone off on a whim, chasing a gut feeling? And don’t you just love it when this pays off? Well, I recently trucked off up to Aberdare in the valleys of South Wales on one of these whims. This particular whim was to go and check out a couple of bands from Aberdare whom I had only just come across thanks to a good friend who lives there. The bands I went to see play were The Nukes and Clay Statues, and I was so pleased to find that the journey was well worth it, as both bands played blinding sets at The Glandover Arms.

The opening band of the night was Say When!, a young indie rock band. These guys played with great enthusiasm, but I have to say that they did not really do much for me. Their style of rock just blended into the vast collection of so many other similar bands who sadly fail to stand out from this bland majority of young and enthusiastic acts.

Reviews and Suggestions

CD Review: Fuser S/T

The magnificent rock band named Fuser is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fuser first shook the New Zealand music scene in 2006 with the release of their self-titled debut album, and it was not long before heads in the music industry began to spin and take notice of this atomic rock ensemble.

Shortly after the release of the album, two tracks were chosen for the NZ On Air government-funded program, Off The Record, a show run by New Zealand’s main national radio station. Through this exposure, Fuser then went on to complete a tour of New Zealand, which resulted in one of their tracks being included on a compilation CD featured on the cover of Rocksound Magazine, as well as TV exposure on music channel C4.