About Amped

Amped is a journalistic blog which was founded in 2009 at the University of Glamorgan by Jarrad as part of a Masters degree.

Amped is focused on the South Wales Rock scene, and encourages input from you!

If you would like to submit an article or a news story please contact Jarrad on:


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Jarrad 'Nöir' Owens - Editor/Reporter/Photographer/Videographer

Jarrad is a passionate music fan, a regular at gigs through the South Wales region and a former member of punk rockers Foreign Legion. He has an extensive knowledge of music old and new, and favourite bands include: Motley Crue, KISS, Manic Street Preachers, H.I.M, Motorhead, Tigertailz, Hardcore Superstar, The Misfits and The Sex Pistols.

Raychel 'Hellraiser' Harris - Reporter/Photographer

Raychel is an enthusiastic media student with a healthy appetite for music. She has a love for all things rock, her favourite bands include The Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Lostprophets, Wednesday 13, Paramore, Aiden, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana and The Rasmus.

Jade 'Killer' Kinsey - Reporter/Photographer

Jade 'Killer' Kinsey - Reporter/Photographer

Jade is a dedicated rock music fan and a keen journalism student. She’s a regular at gigs and can be spotted at Reading Festival every year. Her favourite bands include Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Billy Talent, Coheed and Cambria, Kids In Glass Houses, Placebo, Biffy Clyro, Three Days Grace and Tenacious D to name just a few.

Gigsniper - Photographer

Some people say he sleeps upside down like a bat, other say he appears on high value stamps in Sweden and his heart ticks like a watch… all we know is he’s called The Gigsniper, and he takes bloody good photos.



  1. Hey there,

    i’m in a band called JuggaNote n we are in Cardiff. Was hoping to get some sort of review from you guys but then noticed in your about section it says you are focusing on the rock scene. We aren’t a rock band (we do alternative hip hop) but many have told us we rock the f**k out.

    Anyway, we just had a new e.p. released and looking for some feedback on it. Let us know if you can help.


    Joe from the Note

  2. […] there ears are tuned, it seems apparent that the indie scene is still running very hot in terms of New South Wales’ contemporary music , and that people are living in a very pronounced post-punk world. The lessons of that great moment […]

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