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  1. Arfur Ap Llewellyn Europe

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    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.
     
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    For mental health issues read drink and drug issues because he’s a big time Charlie who thought he was a rock and roller before theyd actually released an album.
     
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    To blame his mental health issues on the “wrangling” with the label is truly astounding.

    He spent the advance they were given up his nose rather than in the studio making music.
     
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    There was a Beatles connection to Badfinger. They had an excellent single or two of their own. Come and Get It :thumbup:
     
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    Here you go ...

     
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    This was even better .....

     
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    Yes I was going to mention that song. McCartney wrote it.
     
  8. Arfur Ap Llewellyn Europe

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    Show me a 17 year old given 500k and instant fame who says they wouldn't have done similar, and I'll show you a liar.
     
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    To be fair, he does blame the booze for a lot in the article.

    Hopefully he can now pull himself together and they can go on to great things.

    About time we had a top Welsh band again.
     
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    This was the track that launched them.

    Please excuse the Jack bastard trackie at the beginning

     
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    The brother of a friend of mine was singer in a 'next big thing' band in the 80s. Huge advance. He/they blew it on rapidly developed habits. Debut LP was a mess.They ended up owing shitloads.

    He always said, given the chance again ... He'd do the same :hehe:
     
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    My mate's Grandfather wrote the song. He's followed in his footsteps too, he's a fantastic drummer. :rimshot::rimshot:
     
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    These sorts of bands are always surrounded by drugs.
    Wont be long and glastonbarry will be on our doorstep again bringing along all the scum stinking of wacky backy
     
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    It's a lovely smell Nuge.:sherlock:
     
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    Seen them about 3 years ago in Dingwalls Camden Town there was a band from Glasgow called Baby Shambles supporting them and I thought they blew pretty vicious away that night. anyway Lead singers old man used to play drums for Blue Rondo al a turk in the 80s, and the stylish guitar player is Julian McDonald's nephew.....i don't read to much into the money thing sounds like a load of bollox coming from Mark Mc, father and manager.
     
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    A band from Glasgow called Babyshambles?
     
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    :hehe: My mistake BABYSTRANGE
     
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    Well the other 3 in the band didnt manage to act like a little prick.

    Hopefully Brad can get his act together for their sakes.
     
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    very arctic monkey like
     

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