“Bold, charismatic and a flamboyant powerhouse” Becky and the Bands
“A true pop star in the making!” Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales
FFO: SHAME, The Chats, FIDLAR, Bandicoot
Mr. Bewlay unleashes his brand new indie garage post-punk banger ‘Live Laugh Love’ on SWND Records on Friday 20th May via all major digital distributors and you can pre-save/pre-order HERE.
The Cardiff based musician steps out of his previous neo-glam sound with a bold new direction of frantic indie garage post-punk that refuses to take itself too seriously. Reclaiming the phrase ‘Live. Laugh....
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"Emotive And Powerful" - KILLING MOON "brooding slice of atmospheric electronica oozing with sonically dark twists" - CLOUT
“Absolutely outstanding… a dawning of a significant talent.” - Adam Walton, BBC "dark, blooding slice of ambient pop" - Fortitude Magazine "powerfully emotive and anthemic" - Music Blog Wales
Today see's the release of Alt-pop Artist LUIANNA‘s highly anticipated debut EP 'SKIA'. Sounding akin to the likes of BANKS and The xx , LUIANNA shares new single; ‘Heroin’ a dark, blooding slice of ambient pop that packs an...
Our fibber whose art is craven
furloughed be thy fame
thy Brexit done
broke times to come
in Neath as it is in Devon
give us this day our daily dread
and forgive us our trust issues
as we forgive them that are classist against us
and lead us not into inflation
but deliver us from shortage
for thine is the kidding
the poorer and the gory
together or severed
North Wales Psychedelic rock band 'Holy Coves' announce brand new 'Druids And Bards' 24 Date UK Tour and are set to release brand new 'Desert Storm' single which on Friday 29th of April via prolific North Wales Label 'Yr Wyddfa Records'. Dropping swiftly into the slip-stream and following on from the successful 'The Hurt Within' which was released last month, 'Desert Storm' sets the psych mood with droney riffs, hazy vocals on an epic musical landscape. Lead by Welsh Singer-Songwriter Scott Marsden , 'Holy Coves' find themselves crossing an unseen threshold on a...
Our felon who has paid his fine
allowed is thy shame
the playing dumb
your japes undone
unearth untruths so uneven
give us this day your daily lie
and forgive us our press passes
as we forgive those that press pass against us
and lead us not into Trump nation
but deliver us from Priti
for thine is the comedown
the sour and the sorry
never so clever
Americymru: Hi Scott and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. How did the band come by its name?
Scott: Hey Ceri, thanks for having me. I grew up on the Holy Island of Anglesey. We have some of the best beaches here. Coves just really fit with Holy. Coves happens to be an old cockney slang word for geezers or criminals! We liked the idea of Holy before the Coves. The irony!! Americymru: How would you characterise your sound?
Scott: People call us psych, grunge, garage, indie. I just call us a rock band. Americymru: Where in Wales is the band based?
South Wales based Americana/Folk singer-songwriter AhGeeBe returns today with his second single Adain Ystlum (Batwing) released via Clwb Music. Relying heavily on instrumentation rather than lyrics, the single is still finessed with a beautifully soft Welsh language poem dedicated to a Bat soaring in the early evening sky.
"Oh that is very filmic isn't it?"
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio Wales
Adain Ystlum (Batwing) offers something a little different compared to AhGeeBe's debut, while first outing Cocoona offered the opportunity to sing-along, this second single allows...
AmeriCymru: Hi Tywysog Llywelyn and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to tell us a little about the genealogical background to your claim and title?
Llywelyn: Hello Ceri, and thank you for the opportunity and for what you have done with AmeriCymru. I recognize the duality of national identity and ethnic identity. AmeriCymru has done wonderful things for Welsh-Americans and the preservation of Cymraeg in the United States.
Yes, I would be glad to expand on this for you. I wish more people would take notice of what I am doing...
Searching for Songs
Hi my name is Chris Jones, I'm a traditional folk singer and musician from Wales. A member here on Americymru who is interested in the Welsh musical history and heritage of America. I suppose I'm doing the opposite to Welsh Americans who investigate their Welsh ancestry. My project is the reverse as I'm particularly interested in investigating Welsh folk music that would have been taken to America by the ancestors of today's Welsh Americans and rediscovering (hopefully) sources that still exist-particularly those that remain undiscovered, uncatalogued and...
MORE FROM 'Y TEITHIWR TWP' HERE
I am an obnoxious Cymrophile. Everyone I know knows that I am obsessed with all things Welsh. Over the last dozen years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Wales. It has always been in month to six-week increments. There are dragons all over my apartment. The lilting noises of that beautiful singsong language regularly float out my windows in blaring BBC Radio Cymru programs and online Welsh Lessons. But now, I am packing the dragons away, and moving out. I have four days left to accomplish this task, because I am becoming...
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ABOUT THE CLASS
The new term will start on the week beginning the week of April 4, 2022. This course is offered in two-month terms. There are two class times available: a class for Beginning students and an Intermediate class.
This class is delivered in an invitation-only video conference on Google Hangouts. Materials and written discussion are on an invitation-only group here on AmeriCymru. To engage in the class, you must have an internet connection sufficient to engage in a Hangout, a gmail account,...
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A hill river in spate
in its pomp
its waterfalls are thunder
to its name
the call and response
of precipitation and gradient
the fall they call “snow”
is a curtain of moving water
frothing and seeming to boil
and the history
of the torrent
and all its previous versions
volumes speeds and force
have left on the bank
the size and shapes
of loaves of bread
roots are exposed
Read our interviews with author Rhys Hughes here and here
In this collection of bizarre tales from the Welsh master of the absurd we are introduced to a Professor with a small class and an unusual subject matter. Rhys explains thusly:
There are few students in my class. When one considers what the subject is, this isn’t surprising. I teach myself.
In other words, I impart to my students facts and fancies based on my life and ideas. It’s the least popular class in the university and I doubt it will be funded for another term.
As a homework...
Click here to read or interview with Matthew G. Rees
BUY 'KEYHOLE' HERE
...the unknown world is in truth, about us everywhere, everywhere near to our feet, the thinnest veil separates us from it, the door in the wall of the next street communicates with it.
'The London Adventure', Arthur Machen
... I saw a star shining over our valley, a keyholeful of light, telling me I was home.
'The Water Music & Other Stories', Glyn Jones
It is always a pleasure to welcome a major talent to the Welsh literary scene and 'Keyhole', by Matthew...
Hi all, Beryl Richards here.. As you know I live in South Wales, in the heavily industrialised town of Port Talbot. I have long been interested in Welsh history, but the early Bronze and Iron age, I sort of dismissed as being a 'long way off' and probably not relevant to me or where I live. I had seen pictures of iron a forts or enclosures but in no way were they associated in my mind with smokey ol' Port Talbot. Which in a roundabout way brings me to the subject of my new novel which has a working title of 'The Mountain', and the thought process which led to writing it.
MORE PHOTOS OF ELSA SPENCER HERE
Many thanks to guest blogger David Dell for the article below about his aunt Elsa Spencer, "The Worlds' Premiere Parachutist" and for the superb pictures which are from plate photographs and have never been published before. You can buy David's latest book here:- Jack Swan: The Time Travel Disasters dgdfg
Cardiff, August 1919. Elsa Spencer getting ready to ascend from Sophia Gardens.
Ernest Thompson Willows had the title "The Father of British Airships" and Elsa Spencer, enjoyed the title "The Worlds' Premiere...
On my return trip from the West Coast Eisteddfod in L.A. in 2011 I was able to break my journey in Hornbrook, CA and take some pictures of John Rees's grave and final resting place. Given that we know he was a stonemason in his youth, did he perhaps make it himself? Certainly it is one of the finest and best preserved monuments in the cemetary.
John Rees ( aka Jack the Fifer ) is topical because today ( Nov 4th ) is the anniversary of the ill-fated Chartist march on Newport in which he played a leading role..
The debate as to whether violence can be a legitimate...