South Wales

Home Coming

Home Coming: Pontypridd

An intimate tour of one writer's home town, one drinking ground-slash-romantic landscape at a time.
Emma Garland
3.21.18
Interviews

The Film Writing Legendary Welsh Venue TJ's into Music History

Filmmaker Nathan Jennings on the history and influence of the Newport venue that hosted enough wild moments to fill a book.
Emma Garland
8.4.17
crime

Welsh Police Are Looking for a Giant Beer Bottle That Stole Two Pizzas

Will he have the bottle to hand himself in?
Phoebe Hurst
1.19.17
Premieres

Stream ESTRONS Blistering New EP ‘She’s Here Now’ in Full

We also had a chat with lead singer Tali Källström about South Wales, politics and screamo bollocks.
Emma Garland
11.3.16
Cheese

This Cheesemaker Is Aging Cheddar Down a 90-Metre Coal Mine

As Wales’ steelworks close, entrepreneurs are finding new uses for old industrial structures—including Susan Fiander-Woodhouse, who keeps 20-kilogram metal cases of cheese at the bottom of a Blaenafon mineshaft.
Johanna Derry
9.23.16
Photo

Striking Portraits of the Lost Young Men of South Wales

Daragh Soden spent the months ahead of the EU referendum hanging out with Newport's young men.
Daragh Soden
8.28.16
Italian

How the Welsh Valleys Ended Up with Surprisingly Authentic Italian Food

Thanks to waves of immigration from Italy in the early 19th century, Wales developed a strong Italian community with its own cafes and restaurants. “There used to be as many as five on the same street,” explains Cardiff University’s Bruna Chezzi.
Angela Hui
5.13.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Rich Welsh Guy Used Children's Gravestones to Decorate His Mansion

The gravestones belonged to three kids, aged 11 months to four years, and were used as patio stones and wall plaques.
Lauren Messman
8.19.15
fuck london

South Wales Was the New Seattle? Total Bollocks

Funeral For A Friend’s Matthew Davies-Kreye dissects the South Wales post-hardcore scene of the early 00s, and how the hype both galvanized it and tore it apart.
Matthew Davies-Kreye
6.5.15
News

A Woman Faked Having a Baby to Keep Her One-Night Stand Around

​Charmaine Wilson created a fake birth certificate, a fraudulent DNA test, and then "borrowed" a toddler from a friend in order to convince some guy she had slept with once to stay with her.
Arielle Pardes
12.2.14
Photo

Swansea Taxi Driver Mike Harvey Took These Amazing Photos of People In His Cab

I spoke to him about the project.
Jamie Clifton
11.19.14
News

The Man Behind Terry Pratchett's Suicide Documentary

Oscar Rickett
6.15.11