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!"

White Riot
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 don’t 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?

Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T