Fascinating article in today's Western Mail Weekend Magazine. I hadn't heard of them, but the story goes that as an unknown rocky / punky four piece of 15 and 17 year olds from Merthyr, they released a track called 'Cave Song' on Soundcloud and it went absolutely mental. Touted as the new Oasis, it got picked up by a load of big hitting DJs who played it continuously until they arranged a gig at the Redhouse which was besieged by the big UK labels. They immediately got offered contracts and chose Virgin following The Sex Pistols route but after five years of setbacks, fallouts and musical differences with the label, they got paid off and left the contract. Now they're the first UK act signed to the Big Machine Group in Nashville, and they have finally released their long awaited debut album 'Beauty Of Youth'. Unfortunately, their lead singer and songwriter is struggling with mental health issues as a result of all the wrangling and his best mate, talented musician Lewis Popp, killing himself on the Heads Of The Valleys road last September. He did speak to the reporter by phone though, so hopefully they'll all be reunited soon and I hope they fulfill their full potential eventually. The story reminded me of how a brilliant band from Swansea back in the 60s/70s were completely ripped off by their record label and I think two of them committed suicide as a result. Edit: Just looked them up and they were called Badfinger and wrote one song 'Without You' which was covered by Harry Nilsson and later Mariah Carry, and which both got to No. 1. The wrangling over the huge royalties were largely the reason for the suicides.