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    West 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...

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    Adwaith 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...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Straight Out of Nowhere and Back Again


    MORE 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...

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    HMS 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...

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    Ceri Shaw

    COTTON WOLF: LIFE IN ANALOGUE


    Following the critical success of their three remarkable EPs, Moxa, Cloud City and Catapelt, the union of Welsh ‘Super Producer’ Llion Robertson and classically-trained composer Seb Goldfinch as pioneering musical duo, Cotton Wolf bears the fruit of their debut, full length release. Their nine-track album, Life In Analogue, is released on 28th April by Bubblewrap Collective both digitally and on vinyl. The pair’s return comes after two years of painstaking studio preparation, setting the dials for further public recognition after their 2015 release, ‘Moxa’, gained repeated radio play on...

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    MORE ON ANI GLASS HERE AmeriCymru: Hi Ani and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. I think many people will be excited by the impending release of your EP. Care to introduce "Ffrwydrad Tawel" for our readers? Ani: ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’ is named after one of Wales’ leading contemporary artists Ivor Davies' major exhibition Silent Explosion/Ffrwydrad Tawel held at National Museum Cardiff in 2016. Ivor's use of colours and the Welsh language to express international dilemmas and frustrations really resonated with me and his work, not only visually, really inspired me. I had spent a few...

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    Today sees the release of the single 'Running Man', the second official release by teenage singer-songwriter Kieran Marsh of Newport, Gwent. The 16 year old was recently crowned 2017 champion of Capital FM's competition to uncover the rising stars of Welsh music. The Spotlight competition in conjunction with SSE on Capital Radio South Wales was won by Kieran after he competed in a live final in front of a panel of expert judges at the SSE Stadium in Cardiff. 'Running Man', together with another one of Kieran's original songs 'Keeper', is a two track catchy pop single released on the Tarw...

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    READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH ANI GLASS HERE Artist: Ani GlassTitle of EP: 'Ffrwydrad Tawel'Release Date: 21.04.17 via Recordiau Neb "Ffrwydrad Tawel - Through the echoes of lost industries, communities and language there is hope. Always hope." ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’ is named after one of Wales’ leading contemporary artists Ivor Davies' major exhibition Silent Explosion/Ffrwydrad Tawel held at National Museum Cardiff in 2016. Ani Glass was inspired by his use and mix of the Welsh language, bleak colours and destruction to reflect society in Wales and was later invited to perform with him at...

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    Allen-Ramshaw , a newly formed country duo comprised of Wayne Allen and Nick Ramshaw, will release a debut single this Tuesday, February 28. Entitled ‘Never To Return ,’ the dynamic new release chronicles a story of love gone awry. This first entry in the collaboration’s catalog also exhibits the two performer’s raw chemistry and prowess. Prior to forming Allen-Ramshaw, the two musicians had previously met in London and performed together in various outfits. Their new endeavor is the fruit of them now writing and recording as a duo. Ramshaw, an outstanding classically trained musician and...

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    AmeriCymru: How did Estron come to be formed? John: We're basically a family and friends band - I've been doing stuff with my daughters, Micky and Danny ever since they were quite small but in 2012 we started playing with Holly Robinson, a really talented and well known fiddler here in Pembrokeshire, and coined the name Estron for the band. Jess Ward joined us with her harp two years later. I suppose the band really got going after Micky and Danny moved on from the instruments they'd learned at school to things they wanted to play for themselves. Micky learned clarinet to begin with but...

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    Easy to hang


    album:
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    tywyllwch ddu

    tywyllwch ddu


    album:
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    Stumpie Set

    Stumpie Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Kelly Anne Set

    Kelly Anne Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Suo Gan, Queen of the Rushes
    Mermaid Set

    Mermaid Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Big mon Set

    Big mon Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Llwyn Onn

    Llwyn Onn


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Bear Dance Set

    Bear Dance Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Afon Afan

    Afon Afan


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Y Deryn Pur

    Y Deryn Pur


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Water Kelpie

    Water Kelpie


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    St. Augustine

    St. Augustine


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Waterfowl Set

    Waterfowl Set


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Kevin Goes to Town

    Kevin Goes to Town


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Cwrw Da

    Cwrw Da


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Can Merthyr

    Can Merthyr


    album: Queen of the Rushes/Brenhines y Brwyn
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Jingle Bells/Deck the Halls on the Welsh pipes
    A Child's Christmas in Wales (Selection)
    Fernhill

    Fernhill


    album: The First 1500 Years of Welsh Poetry
    genre: Spoken word with music
    Ton Alarch/ Swan Song

    Ton Alarch/ Swan Song


    album: Maiden Voyage
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Mawl a Marwnad Afan/In praise and Lamentation for Afan
    Aberdaron

    Aberdaron


    album: By Land or by Sea
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Shanti Cymreig/Welsh Shanty

    Shanti Cymreig/Welsh Shanty


    album: Tethered to the foam
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Island in the Sun

    Island in the Sun


    album: Tethered to the foam
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    The Grangetown Whale

    The Grangetown Whale


    album: Tethered to the foam
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Si Hei Lw

    Si Hei Lw


    album: The Carol-Singing Sea
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Ar Gyfer Heddiw'r Bore

    Ar Gyfer Heddiw'r Bore


    album: The Carol-Singing Sea
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    Angels From the Realms of Glory

    Angels From the Realms of Glory


    album: The Carol-Singing Sea
    genre: Welsh American Acoustic
    First Branch of the Mabinogi Live