Heck may have gone the way of Roper’s previous band Sammo Hung but Jemma still spews out music like a brilliant music-spewing machine. As well as holding down DJ duties at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach as part of the terrifyingly cool Vinyl Vendettas crew, recent J.R. solo gigs have been icily great affairs, with a couple of reviews on this site to prove it, ye doubters.

www.myspace.com/jemmaroper

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Recorded music highlights of 2010:

Factory Floor “Lying” 7″
Abe Vigoda “Dreaming Of My Love”
No Age “Everything In Between” LP
Flight “The Lead Riders” LP
The Fall “Bury” 7″
Liars “Sisterworld” LP

Live music highlights of 2010:

1. GRINDERMAN – LONDON CORONET
2. HOT CHIP/ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – CIA
3. GRUFF RHYS/H.HAWKLINE – BBC XMAS PARTY
4. HEALTH – CLWB IFOR BACH
5. LIARS – BIG CHILL FESTIVAL
6. PHOENIX – READING FESTIVAL
7. THESE NEW PURITANS – LATITUDE FESTIVAL
8. CATE LE BON/ISLET – HAY ON WYE FESTIVAL
9. TEETH – BUFFALO
10. ABE VIGODA – BUFFALO

2010 was… an angry forest with kind branches.

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