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Team Member: Jolene Hughes

I'm Jolene from a small town called Pontypridd. I'm currently a reviewer and news writer at AltCorner. I also enjoy photography and a wide variety of music that ranges from Queen to Wednesday 13 to Miley Cyrus

Jolene Hughes's Articles:

Combichrist – This Is Where Death Begins

Combichrist are an industrial metal band who were formed in 2003 by frontman Andy LaPlegua. Over the years the band have released many albums, This is where death begins is the bands eighth release.

Hellyeah – Unden!able

Hellyeah were formed in 2006. Undeniable is the bands fifth release and what a release it is. Undeniable is an album full of heavy guitar riffs with outstanding drums accompanied by a good rhythm and quality of vocals. An album that fans of all forms of metal will love.

Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Over the years Lacuna Coil have really developed their talents, and Delirium is their heaviest to date. However, the change in line up could have been a factor in the musical change but it could also be that they are still growing as people and artists and want to try other forms.

Issues @ Y Plas 24/05/2016

When headliners, Issues took to the stage, the room erupted into raucous applause, whistles and screams from the many adoring fans...

Valleys Soundfest 2016

Valleys Soundfest is an alternative music festival that is held by students on the Music Technology course at Coleg Y Cymoedd. Each year the festival benefits a chosen charity, the past couple of years it has been the charity Love Hope Strength Foundation UK. The festival showcases up and coming artists, both locally and nationally as well as college bands.

The People The Poet @ Undertone 14/05/16

Although small, tonight went well. It is nice to see a packed club, showing that people still enjoy actual live bands. All acts were outstanding. The People The Poet, The Broadcasts and Vince James all showed that true talent really does still exist.

Sixx A.M. – Prayers for the Damned Vol 1

Sixx A.M is the brainchild of former Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx. Prayers of the Damned Vol 1 is a breath of fresh air in a music world that is full of the same and if you are looking for a straight up rock album this is the place to start.

My Enemies and I Release “Toxic” Music Video

The five piece, who are currently on tour with New Years Day, have recently released their music video for Toxic, which is taken from their Sick World EP, that is out now!

Old Wounds release “Heaven is a memory” video

Old wounds have recently premiered their new music video through the Vans Warped tour website, for the song "Heaven is a Memory" that is taken from their new album "The Suffering Spirit".

The People The Poet – Paradise Closed

The EP is a fantastic release from the 4 piece. Following on from the storytelling of The Narrator, Paradise Closed, is another indie infused belter that showcases the lyrical and musical talent The People The Poet possess.

Climbing Trees/The People The Poet/Peasants King @ The Muni 2/4/16

Tonight marks the reopening of The Muni Arts Centre as a music venue. The Venue has not hosted a gig for two years (the last being The Blackout in 2014 which also featured Peasants King and The People The Poet).

Vampires Everywhere – Ritual

The album has a very DIY feel to it. It’s a feeling that very often gets lost with bands as they develop but Vampires Everywhere have stayed true to themselves and the hard work that has gone into the album can be felt throughout. It is a tremendous collection of dark, gritty and emotionally challenged rock songs that will be loved be new and old fans.

Dethias – Red Cross Fundraiser @ Clwb Y Bont 25/03/16

In the backstreets of Pontypridd town centre lies Clwb Y Bont, currently the only venue that has live music. It's a small, quaint place that pays homage to its Welsh heritage with not only its name but also the multiple paintings that adorn the inside...

Diamond Days release ‘People Change’ video

The up and coming four piece band that compromises of vocalist/guitarist Alex Fearn, guitarist Tom Shepherd, bassist Tom Jack Jackson and drummer Mark Highdale.

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