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...Niterooms are wrapped up in computers and introspection. Their musical landscapes blur the lines between electronica, grime, r'n'b, hip hop, ambient and alternative music, imbuing their personal songwriting with a boundary-pushing, intriguing sound that shifts contemporary music into different places. The four tracks on Niterooms self-titled debut EP are an unmissable depiction of a swiftly emerging outfit already gathering strong praise, "...they're genuinely trying to do something different without it being a challenge ... it exists somehow, somewhere between grime, dream pop and...
Read MoreSongs Of Remembrance Hi from the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir, The choir has an exciting season ahead, performing two afternoon Remembrance concerts in November with the 15th Field Regimental Band, followed by five Sounds of Christmas concerts. Our choir toured the Normandy beaches last spring as part of WW1 Centenary events. The memories are fresh in our minds. For our first Remembrance concert on Sunday Nov.5th we sing at a new venue, Beth Israel Synagogue at Oak Street/West 28th Avenue in Vancouver, with entrance and free underground parking at 989 West 28thAvenue. On Nov.11th,...
Read More"Toying with instruments to create magic that quells the disenchantment - their escape is ours too. It's powerful stuff." Gigwise West Wales three-piece Ysgol Sul recently self-released their first collection of English language songs –“Eventide” to a warm reception. Today they release “Silhouette” available on Bandcamp now. The opening track from their EP it's an affecting song replete with a sense of yearning. Singer Iolo Jones's wistful sigh meditating upon an unfulfilled summer. Framed by exquisite jangling guitars, the evocative interplay between bass and drums: swelling to glorious...
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5 Oct 2017Hoult releases his debut single ‘Pharmacy’ on Friday 6th of October through Phwoar and Peace, it will be available on digital and streaming platforms. Hoult has the rare knack of sounding both dreamy and sharp at the same time. This, married with vital yet wistful song-writing, concocts his imaginative brand of guitar pop. ‘Pharmacy’ builds from an affecting intimacy into a song with a grand scale: possessing folk-tinged anthemic choruses reminiscent of Bombay Bicycle club and Frightened Rabbit and rippling with personal lyrics that tap into wider themes: “Pharmacy summarises the feeling...
Phil Wyman - @phil-wyman
28 Sep 2017MORE FROM 'Y TEITHIWR TWP' HERE Y Teithiwr Twp at Cwmdeithas Yr Iaith Gigs With 'Y Brodyr Magee' at the Welsh National Eisteddfod
Ceri Shaw - @ceri-shaw
27 Sep 2017West Wales three piece Ysgol Sul will be self-releasing their first collection of English language songs –“Eventide”- on 30/09/17. Brought together by a mutual love of the 90s underground, Iolo Jones (singer, guitarist), Llew Davies (drummer), Cian Owen (bass guitar), formed Ysgol Sul in 2014. Having released several singles and an EP called “Huno”, the band has managed to earn a cult following within the Welsh language scene. “Eventide” is a stark departure from the slacker and languor of their debut EP, and introduces a touch of darkness to the bands dreamy sound. The EP opens...
Ceri Shaw - @ceri-shaw
12 Sep 2017West Wales three piece Ysgol Sul will be self-releasing their first collection of English language songs –“Eventide”- on 30/09/17. Brought together by a mutual love of the 90s underground, Iolo Jones (singer, guitarist), Llew Davies (drummer), Cian Owen (bass guitar), formed Ysgol Sul in 2014. Having released several singles and an EP called “Huno”, the band has managed to earn a cult following within the Welsh language scene. “Eventide” is a stark departure from the slacker and languor of their debut EP, and introduces a touch of darkness to the bands dreamy sound. The EP opens...
AmeriCymru - @americymru
24 Jul 2017Adwaith release their new double A-sided single 'Femme/Lipstick Coch' through Libertinism Records on the 25th of August. Fast rising Carmarthen based female trio Adwaith unveil their brilliant new double A-side single 'Lipstick Coch' and 'FEMME' this summer. Vividly depicting their knack for melody and sound and their ability to create a direct emotional connection with the listener. Adwaith’s brand new double A-side single heralds a beginning of a new sound for the band. Whereas previously the band painted sounds with a palette of muted sombre colours Lipstick Coch and FEMME explode with...
Read MoreMORE FROM PAUL STEFFAN JONES: CLICK HERE September 1977. Elvis was dead and it was time to go back to school. I had done well in my “O” levels but I was in the grip of the music and attitude of punk rock and the possibility of not conforming to the expectations of the authority figures that seemed to increasingly surround me. I lived in the village of Llechryd, on the banks of the Teifi River in West Wales, a collection of two chapels, a church, a public house, a hotel, a post office, a primary school, a shop, and expanding local authority housing where my family home was located. I...
Read More5 CommentsHMS Morris are a Welsh Art-Pop group that delve into the wonky, odd-ball side of psychedelia, finding the balance between bold experimentalism without giving up accessibility. ‘Morbid Mind’ and ‘Arth’ showcase the range of the band’s songwriting, sailing from a White Denim–esque fluster to melodies reminiscent of traditional Welsh folk music.‘Morbid Mind’ explores the morbid curiosity that resides within all of us, that drives the popularity of ‘murderabilia’ and lies behind the rubbernecking instinct. The lure of the morbid can be explained as a noble desire to empathise with the...
album: Maiden Voyage
genre: Welsh American Acoustic
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