Throwback Thursday: Merthyr Rock

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This weekend, Merthyr Rock returns as Taking Back Sunday, Reel Big Fish, the Blackout and more head to Cyfarthfa Park for the festival’s third outing. In the latest edition of Throwback Thursday we’ve wound the clock back to September 1, 2012 as Sonic Boom Six’s Laila Khan goes airborne during their set at the festival. On that occasion, Razorlight, Skindred and Kids In Glass Houses topped the bill across three days of action. For more information on Sunday’s festivities, head here.

Photographs courtesy of Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2012. No unauthorised use without permission.

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Throwback Thursday: Ben Howard

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This week, Ben Howard returned with End of the Affair, the first taste of his long-awaited follow up to ‘Empty Kingdom’. In this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach during Sŵn , where Howard entertained a packed crowd on October 23, 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2011. No unauthorised use without permission

 

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Throwback Thursday: My Chemical Romance

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Gerard Way has confirmed that his solo debut, ‘Hesitant Alien’, will arrive in September.

The album, which was produced by Doug McKean and mixed by Tchad Blake, will feature the recently released Action Cat, which the former My Chemical Romance frontman posted online earlier this year.

To celebrate this excellent news we’ve featured Craig Thomas’ shot of Way in this week’s Throwback Thursday. Here’s the man himself conducting proceedings at MCR’s Cardiff International Arena show on February 21, 2011 as they toured ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’.

Photograph courtesy of Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2011. No unauthorised use without permission

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Throwback Thursday: Motörhead

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Motörhead will return to UK venues later this year, having announced a trio of shows – at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, Birmingham’s NIA and the SSE Arena Wembley – for November.

Lemmy and the boys recently opened for Black Sabbath at Hyde Park and will assault more eardrums this winter in support of their excellent ‘Aftershock’ album. With the great man’s health having been a worry in recent months, it’ll be great to see him firing on all cylinders again.

In this week’s Throwback Thursday we roll the clock back to November 18, 2012 at Bristol’s Colston Hall, where Motörhead dialled up the decibels a couple of years on from the release of ‘The Wörld Is Yours’.

For more on their UK dates and ticket details, head here.

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Throwback Thursday: Bombay Bicycle Club

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Having hit #1 on the UK album charts earlier this year, Bombay Bicycle Club will take another huge step in December by headlining a night at the iconic Earls Court.

The indie troupe will also turn out at Latitude this weekend, with ‘So Long See You Tomorrow’ proving to be a breakthrough of sorts after a few years of experimenting with their sound.

In the latest edition of Throwback Thursday we focus in on Jack Steadman during the band’s stop at Cardiff University in October 2011, when they were on the road in support of that year’s ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’.

Photo by Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2011. No unauthorised use without permission.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Kids In Glass Houses

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Kids In Glass Houses will soon bid a fond farewell to their fans, but they’re not about to disappear without etching a few more memories. The band will head out for a final tour later this year but, before that, they’ll also hit a string of low key Welsh venues on the road to Merthyr Rock.

In the latest edition of Throwback Thursday, we’ve got a shot of Aled Phillips from the band’s August 14 date at Cardiff University’s Solus in 2011. Back then, they were celebrating the release of ‘In Gold Blood’, their third album, with support coming from Straight Lines and Save Your Breath.

Photo by Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2011. No unauthorised use without permission.

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Throwback Thursday: Manic Street Preachers

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It’s Glastonbury this weekend, as you may well know. Nestled on the Other Stage on Saturday are Manic Street Preachers, with a new album, ‘Futurology’, on the way and 20 years in the bank since Nicky Wire’s “bypass” quip at Worthy Farm. Still one of the great bands of their generation, we’re expecting a standout set. And, looking back for a moment, here’s a great picture of Wire in full flow last September, when the Manics brought their ‘Rewind The Film’ tour to the Newport Centre.

Photo Craig Thomas (tallboyimages.co.uk) for Stereoboard.com (c) 2013. No unauthorised use without permission.

 

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