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Mike Griffiths

I'm a broadcast journalist, based in Cardiff. You can find me on Twitter - @mrmikegriffiths
Mike Griffiths has written 3 posts for ITV Wales blog

“I don’t want to expand my audience. I want to refine it!” – an interview with Kristin Hersh

It’s hard to think of another band quite like Throwing Muses. Fronted by guitarist/singer Kristin Hersh, the Boston quartet released a series of brilliantly mercurial albums from 1986 onwards. The lineup went through a few changes, most notably with guitarist Tanya Donelly leaving in 1991. Today, the Muses remain a trio, with the band’s former roadie, Bernard … Continue reading

Salem, songwriting and learning to sing – an interview with Art Brut frontman, Eddie Argos

It’s always a pleasure to watch Art Brut perform. Once described as “Stephen Fry fronting Guns N’ Roses”, the band is touring in support of their latest album ‘Brilliant Tragic!’, which saw them team up with Pixies legend Frank Black on production duties. There’s a lot to like about the songs, but Argos’ sardonic, heart on sleeve … Continue reading

“You can be angry and have fun!” – Pris interview

With perfect pop, DIY videos, and a wonderfully brash Twitter account to their name, Pris have already picked up quite a following. Formed little over a year ago, they’re no strangers to Wales, playing one of their earliest shows supporting the Manic Street Preachers in Newport last year. The foyer of their hotel is shabby as … Continue reading

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