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    Creative Supervisors (clockwise from top left): SZWÉ, Lily Beau, Minas and Monique B play   /  Applications are now open for new music industry project, Honey Sessions , which launches this summer to educate, mentor and inspire young songwriters, artists and producers aged 16-26 who create Hip Hop, Rap, Grime, R’n’B and Pop Music in Wales. Applications close on 31st July. The ‘Honey Sessions’ will take place throughout August 2021, and will provide a unique opportunity for five young artists and five producers to work together to...

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    ‘Balafô Douma’  yw’r sengl gyntaf oddi ar  ‘Aros I Fi Yna ’ EP cyntaf  N’famady Kouyaté . Yn wreiddiol o Guinea Conakry, mae cerddoriaeth N’famady wedi ei wreiddio yn nhraddodiadau Mandingue ei famwlad yng Ngorllewin Affrica, gyda dehongliadau newydd o fywyd ac egni yn deillio o ddylanwadau indi, pop a jazz ei gartref newydd yng Nghymru. Cyfieithiad Cymraeg y teitl yw ‘mae’n wych cael chwarae’r balafon’, ac mae’n cynrychioli taith gerddorol N’famady, o bŵer a chryfder ei etifeddiaeth deuluol (cafodd ei ddysgu sut i chwarae’r balofon, sef xylophone traddodiadol Affricanaidd, yn blentyn)...

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    LLEUWEN releases 'RHOSOD' on Label Eg “My roses are fragile, and come with thorns. . . ” Here is a line from 'RHOSOD' (Roses) written, composed, recorded and performed by Lleuwen Steffan in her home in Brittany. Lockdown has been a time of home recordings. She usually composes her songs with guitar, and used most of her lockdown time to learn something she always wanted – the piano. All her gigs were cancelled mid-tour in 2020 so she had the time. Nothing beats real connection, so when she was given the opportunity to work with producer Erin Costelo, Lleuwen seized the opportunity....

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    'Wave Upon Wave', the latest single by North Wales singer / songwriter Eve Goodman is an exploration of the healing power of the sea. Its lilting, rolling melody is one part ‘Bryter Layter’ Nick Drake, early 70s golden period Sandy Denny and the other Eve’s captivating and unflinching musical honesty. 'Wave Upon Wave'’s emotive heart balances the songs questioning yearning with the need for comfort …… the comfort of being carried along the waves towards an awaiting shore. Eve explains the origin of the song: "I wrote the vocal parts in one sitting, and never changed them. In...

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    Led by Welsh-native producer and vocalist Ryan A. James, Man Without Country incorporates modern electronic precision with a love of timeless melodies, and an emphasis on lyrics that cannot be compared to many of his peers. MWC first emerged in 2007, originally as a duo alongside Tomas Greenhalf. The pair produced two acclaimed studio albums - the confrontational Foe (2012) and the maximalist Maximum Entropy (2015) under Cooperative Music(Universal / PIAS). After parting ways the project resurfaced in late 2017, essentially as a solo act. In 2018, and following a successful...

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    Cardiff Psych Rock phenomena 'No Thee No Ess' are poised to release their first brand new single from anticipated new 'Dimmer Switch' album out via Surk Recordings this September. 'Chorus' is the first to be lifted from the new LP and will be released on Friday 16th July. No Thee No Ess is a collaboration between Paul Battenbough (The Cosmic Array, King of Despair) and Andy Fung (Derrero, Cymbient). The two musical and visual artists first met whilst working in the kitchen of a Cardiff arts centre and bonded through a shared love of The Beach Boys, Neil Young, and West Coast...

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    Led by Welsh-native producer and vocalist Ryan A. James, Man Without Country incorporates modern electronic precision with a love of timeless melodies, and an emphasis on lyrics that cannot be compared to many of his peers. MWC first emerged in 2007, originally as a duo alongside Tomas Greenhalf. The pair produced two acclaimed studio albums - the confrontational Foe (2012) and the maximalist Maximum Entropy (2015) under Cooperative Music(Universal / PIAS). After parting ways the project resurfaced in late 2017, essentially as a solo act. In 2018, and following a successful...

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    2 any 1 by Via Fantastica viA fAntAsticA  shares new single   'Stomp Stomp'  a playful pulsing electro pop track, with snaking synth motifs and proto techno rhythms, its lifted from the album  '2 any 1'  released earlier this year. viA fAntAsticA is J.T. and Gaia de Voxx on a DIY synth pop journey. J.T. is Justin Toland, erstwhile purveyor of loops and found sound on Recordiau Peski and self-released cassettes under the name  Location Baked.  Gaia de Voxx is his droid vocalist.  2 any 1 is the debut album by viA fAntAsticA. It’s about songs, tunes, accessibility, reaching...

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    Welsh Alt-Rock band 'BOI' are all set to release their brand new debut album entitled 'Coron O Chwinc' via new Welsh independent label 'Recordiau Crwn' on Friday 25th June 2021. BOI have been playlisted several times on  BBC Radio Cymru  since releasing their first single back in April, and have had heavy radio support from  Adam Walton ,  Rhys Mwyn ,  Lisa Gwilym ,  Huw Stephens ,  Sian Eleri on  BBC Radio ,  Artrocker Radio ,  WFMU ,  KX FM ,  Bombshell Radio  and  CISM FM Montreal. ‘BOI’ create a big, melodic, unapologetically drum and guitar driven sound, with lyrics and melodies...

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    John MOuse will release new single “When Wales Play Away” on Friday 4th June. This is John’s unofficial release for the Wales Football team at the delayed Euro2020 tournament. Returning to the theme of Football, When Wales Play Away is inspired by the Wales travelling fans, known as The Red Wall/Y Wal Goch, which he experienced for the first time while playing to a sold out show in Budapest during the qualifying campaign for this tournament. The tracks nostalgic guitar driven sound is a return to previous John MOuse albums and football themed songs, such as “I Was a Goalkeeper” and...

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