A Fresher’s guide to Wind St: Four clubs, four different vibes

Starting off your university adventure is full of daunting experiences. A new place, meeting new people, it can all be quite scary. But we...

Conversations with Lethal Bizzle and DJ EZ at Swansea’s Summer Ball:...

Swansea had the pleasure of welcoming two legends of their respective genres to blitz the Summer Ball last month, DJ EZ and Lethal Bizzle....

Xtreme Radio #SSB18 Interviews

At this years Summer Ball, we got the chance to speak to some of your favourite artists. Check out the interviews below. Eleri Angharad &...

Julia Michaels: An interview with pop’s behind-the-scenes gem

Whether you’ve heard her name or not, chances are you’ve heard her music. Julia Michaels is the song writing mastermind behind chart-smashing hits such...

INTERVIEW: Frank Turner on ‘Be More Kind’

Frank Turner’s new album ‘Be More Kind’ has finally hit the shelves, and with it comes a refreshed and refined sound from the Folk...

FEATURED ARTIST: Tom Grennan

Injections of soul, indie, and folk styles into the charts have rarely come about in recent times, but Tom Grennan’s music is an exception...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Search For Everything – John Mayer (2017)

There was only ever going to be one artist I was going to write an album review for. There is only one artist whose...

Getting involved at Festivals – an interview with Tom Parkinson

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK? Ahead of BBC’s Biggest Weekend...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bicycling by Ananas

Here at Xtreme radio we pride ourselves in providing a platform to showcase both student and local talent. Ananas are a lo-fi, neo soul...

REVIEW: Cosmosus EP by Ananas

Ananas are an experimental Lo-fi Neo Soul trio from Swansea. I am featuring their EP as they’re a testament to student musicians at Swansea....

Fickle Friends: The Globe, Cardiff, 26/02/18

When I first heard Fickle Friends, I was amazed by how captivated I could be by something so joyful, given as I had previously...

Interview: Rejjie Snow

by Will Barnston That is until now. In a rare occurrence, 24-year-old Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow. The catalyst to his career was his 2013 'Rejovich'...

REVIEW: Bad Sounds, 5th February Tramshed Cardiff

By Caleb brown On the 5th of February I had an interview with Bad Sounds as they supported Rat Boy in Tramshed Cardiff alongside Ten...

ALBUM REVIEW: Calum Scott – Only Human

By: Emily Maybanks On 9th March 2018, Calum Scott released his debut album Only Human. For those who don't know, Calum Scott is a British singer and...

EP Review – No Sense Of Groove

by Dare Balogun Reviewing electronic music at time can be very difficult sometimes. Its not like I’m reviewing a band and I can talk about...

Interview: Newton faulkner

by Sarah Harris Newton Faulker is a talent of virtuoso standards; carving a path from his Guildford Music Academy education, through the rite of passage...

The Script in Cardiff

By: Emily Maybanks On Tuesday 20th February 2018, Irish trio The Script – consisting of Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – brought their...

ALBUM REVIEW: AWOLNATION – Here Come The Runts

By Jake Harvey Since AWOLNATION’s debut album ‘Megalithic Symphony’ went Platinum in the US and double platinum in Canada, they have largely gone under the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Beautiful people will ruin your life – The Wombats...

By Alex Evans This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

Album Review: Crush EP – Ravyn Lenae

By Kiera Jones This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

Trac  yr wythnos! ‘Anrheoli’- Yws Gwynedd

by Keziah O'Hare Mae Dydd Miwsig Cymru Cymraeg yn roi amrywiad o’r caneuon a bands gorau mae Cymru yn cynnig. Mae’n hanfodol i’r rhai sydd...

FEATURED ARTIST: Kehlani

By Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

ALBUM REVIEW: SATURATION III – BROCKHAMPTON (2017)

by Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

FEATURED ARTIST: Yabadum By Emma Markman Morris

This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste through an...

The rise of RISE – How Drum ‘N’ Bass exploded in...

by Fin Hardie Rise Swansea is the events team responsible for the smashing of huge Drum ‘N’ Bass events recently in the city. I ask...

ALBUM REVIEW: Ctrl – SZA (2017)

By Emma Markman Morris This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music...

Astroid boys – interview

The way you fuse punk and grime together produces a very fresh and interesting style, how do you manage to bring it all together? I...

Morrissey: ‘Low in High School’ – Album review

The name ‘Morrissey’ holds various connotations: the vegetarian, the pessimist, the frontman of one of the most influential Manchester bands of our time. A...

Little Mix – Glory Days tour

By Emily Hazell X-Factor winners Little Mix, one of the biggest girl groups in the world, returned to Cardiff in October for two sold out...

18 songs turning 10 in 2018

By: Emily Maybanks I think that nothing makes you feel older than realising that certain songs have been around for more than 10 years. Songs...

Emily’s five favourite festive tunes

By: Emily Maybanks With less than 20 days to go until ‘the big day’, I thought I would share my five favourite Christmas songs, including...

Swansea’s club scene

by Fin Hardie Swansea may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of ground-breaking music events, but the scene has been...

Interview: Michael Malarkey

by Sarah Harris To millions of vampire fanatics around the globe Michael Malarkey is first and foremost Enzo, the uber-charming bloodsucker and fan-favourite on hit...

Review: London Grammar

by Will Barnston Recently I ventured all the way from Swansea up to Edinburgh as I had tickets for one of my all-time favourite bands,...

Review: King Nun

by Erin Allwood King Nun are a London four-piece alternative rock band currently on the rise with increasing demand on the indie scene. Having toured...

World Gone Mad

By Emily Maybanks Talking about how I feel about the new Bastille single called ‘World Gone Mad’, which was released on Thursday 9th November 2017,...

Emily talks about Il Divo

  Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover group. There’s Sébastien Izambard who is a French singer-songwriter; Baritone, Carlos Marìn from Spain; Tenor, Urs Bühler...

Wild World – Interpretations of 8 Bastille songs

By Emily Maybanks Talking about my interpretations of eight of my favourite Bastille songs, including Glory - the lyrics of which inspired a piece of...

The Script: Freedom Child – Important Messages

By Emily Maybanks Irish pop-rock trio The Script have returned with their fifth studio album called Freedom Child which was released on 1st September 2017....

Review: Abba Forever

By Carys Svendsen Now I know what you’re thinking: how could there possibly be a review for a tribute act for one of the most...

Swansea Fringe: The Preview Review

By Rory James The Swansea Fringe Festival cometh, and it promises to showcase talented performers, poets, musicians and comedians, all from the local area. The...

Preview: ABBA Forever @ Swansea Grand Theatre, 7th September

By Carys Svendsen ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows. It’s enjoyed by  theatre audiences from...

Wolf Alice interview

Xtreme radio's Alex Evans speaks to Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice ahead of their show at the Muni Arts Centre. Alex: How...

Xtreme interview with Charli XCX

By Kiera Jones Kiera: Hi, I’m with Charli XCX. Say hi! Charli XCX: Hello K: You’ve just done a fantastic set at Summer ball. How was it?...

Biorhythms with Ballmann: A BBC Radio 6 Interview

Our Music Editor Harry Ballmann was given the opportunity to take part in a radio interview on BBC6 Music with presenter Lauren Laverne, speaking...

Music Reviews: May

By Harry Ballmann Alt J: Relaxer Alternative art-indie trio prove as enigmatic as ever, boasting a musical collective;  surprising their audience with an array of...

Drunken Glory: Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Glory’ by Bastille

By Emily Maybanks We’re lying with our backs against the solid, cold pavement; our heads against the curb, dangerously close to the road. The velvety...

Summer Ball ’17

By Harry Ballmann Swansea Summer Balls understandably aspire better the previous year, and the 2017 ball proves no exception. With a host of live performances,...

Five fantastic reasons to volunteer at a festival this summer

By Emily Maybanks As someone who had never stepped foot into a music festival before 2015, when I spontaneously applied to work at Reading Festival...

Bonobo: Migration

By Harry Ballmann Migration, n.: The action of passing from place to place, of passing into a new condition or form. Of a person or...

Semper Femina: Laura Marling

By Nathan Lloyd It’s hard not to be bewitched by the soulful timbre of Laura Marling’s voice which swells to fill every corner of the...

March music reviews

The XX I See You An album with such high levels of anticipation is always in danger of leaving us unsatisfied. Sitting with this album for...

The vinyl revival

By Harry Ballmann I’m going make the case for vinyl and it’s pure procedural brilliance. It is a package. It is a ceremony. It is...

The Space Oddity: A reflection a year on from the death...

By Harry Ballmann 10th January, 2016. The exact day that light slowly bled into the darkness. The enigmatic king of pop was lost into space,...

Interview: Fickle Friends

  By Ffion White Two years after dropping their debut track ‘Swim’ online, Fickle Friends are taking the music world by storm. I caught up with...

Review & interview: Vant @ Hoyfest

By Alex Evans VANT headlined Hoyfest at the Gates Art centre in Cardiff, on Saturday 19th November and brought their trademark energy to their show. VANT...

Pixies at The Motorpoint: An undeniably indie affair

The Pixies shouldn’t be seen as little creatures with wings, rather, a formidable indie rock band who essentially define the kind of garage rock...

RY X interview

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann spoke to the rising contemporary downtempo singer songwriter RY X on his upcoming tour, the art of being succinct and playing...

the secrets of simplicity

‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ by Pete Doherty Turning up to Clouds Hill Recordings studio unannounced is only really going work if you carry as much talent and musical...

interview: local natives

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann caught up with Local Native’s lead singer Taylor Rice, talking about coming of age and what it is to make music. Do...

Interview: RY X

Waterfront’s Harry Ballmann speaks to the rising contemporary downtempo singer songwriter RY X on his upcoming tour, the art of being succinct and playing...

Leonard Cohen dies, aged 82

It pains me deeply to report the death of musician, novelist and poet, Leonard Cohen. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home...

Album review: Head Carrier by The Pixies

By Daniel Coleman Head Carrier is evidence that bands are able to produce quality albums long past ‘their prime’ Returning with an album of catchy...

Interview: Eats everything

Eats has established himself as one of the most professional and internationally accepted DJs to rise from the UK, arguably since Fatboy Slim and...

Music reviews November 2016

Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine - 9/10 The Divine Feminine will certainly help to establish Mac Miller as an intelligent and popular musician. Already, the likes...

Interview: You Me At Six

Waterfront editor Declan Murphy sat down with Josh Franceschi from You Me At Six ahead of their Swansea gig in Brangwyn Hall. Here’s what...

Jess Glynne at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Jess Glynne’s fame began with her feature vocals on tracks by Clean Bandit, Tinie Tempah and Route 94. Rather Be with Clean Bandit was...

ALBUM REVIEW: KANO MADE IN THE MANOR

By Jack Spencer Kano’s latest album is his fifth, marking a little over 10 years since he released his début album Home Sweet Home back...

BLOC PARTY: HYMNS

By Jack Spencer Bloc Party Discuss new album Hymns ahead of their forthcoming tour How does your new album HYMNS differ from your previous releases? Has...