Late to the discussion but, I'm learning Welsh. Like Datblygu, SFA, John ac Alun, Bryn Fon, Brigyn, etc. My kids tell me I'm listening to Indie - sounds more like rock / folk rock to me (depends on the group - J&A can sound very country, look up Hei, Anita.)
rock music or the lack of it in welsh music
Love the list of English language Welsh bands from Christopher, and some great recommendations in this discussion.I was back in Wales on a road-trip last month and was lucky enough to catch a new Welsh rock band at Clwb Ifor Bach. Thought I'd share my thoughts on a couple of bands that I absolutely loved...The live music scene seems to start pretty early in Cardiff. I knew that the first of three bands on at Clwb Ifor Bach hit the stage at 8.15pm, but it was the other two bands I wanted to check out, so I had to arrive by 9.15pm for the second set of the evening. The venue is legendary in Wales and frequently breaks new Welsh talent. As I arrived, Warnings were taking to the stage. They're from Cardiff, and drew a packed crowd of local supporters. I guess their music is comparable to Stone Roses and an early Pearl Jam sound, with atmospheric songs and rousing choruses. I particularly liked When The Sun Goes Down and Second Light - - check out their music online: https://www.cinchsolution.com/what-happened-to-ilike/ . I loved their sound and think theyre likely to become very popular very quickly; hopefully well see them in American soon! The crowd actually thinned out a little as headliners The Gubbins came on. They hail from Aberdare, so another great new Welsh band to look out for. I thought they were pretty good too but, for me, Warnings were the highlight and seem to have amazing potential.
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