Despite their unerring ability to sonically pulverise your eardrums, Right Hand Left Hand are a two-piece band. Comprising Andrew Plain (drums/guitars) and Rhodri Viney (guitars/ vocals/ drums) from Cardiff Wales. 2 members playing 2 guitars, 2 drum kits, centred around a loop station.
Being described as being a mix of Bjork and Kate Bush may seem absurd for some artists, but Heledd Watkins, the lead of Cardiff's HMS Morris, demands attention with her “Pulsing, brooding, decadent and ornate cinematic electro pop” and an arrestingly captivating voice.
Cotton Wolf brings together the Welsh ‘super producer’ Llion Robertson and classically-trained composer Seb Goldfinch. Embracing the conflicts between man and machine in an ever-digitising world, the duo create epic soundscapes with minimalist vocals. With themes engaging with the connection and disconnection found in our interactions with technology, the electronic backdrops are mediated through the pair’s deft, warming and human approach to production.
My Name Is Ian creates beautiful, heartbreaking anti-garage awesomeness. Specific, prolific and terrific, he has said he is influenced by “the animals of farthing wood” and losing the love of his life.
Quiet Maurader's alt folk stylings are both amusing and disturbing. This is one for fans of using kitchen utensils as musical instruments. Their music veers between synthscapes, pop-folk balladry, post-ironic show tunes and shuffling indie-rock. Intertwining the complex high-concepts and broad instrumentation of Arcade Fire, with the warm, spiky melodicism of The Wave Pictures and the wide-eyed, quick-witted lyricism of Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band).
An addictive blend of soul, jazz, folk and hip-hop, influenced by the melancholy beauty of the Anne Briggs, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell songs found in her mother's record collection. She is a highly talented harpist too.
Raised bilingually in Aberystwyth, Wales, Georgia’s haunting voice has earned her favourable comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late 60s. Her unusual harp playing was inspired more by the guitar on Bert Jansch, Meic Stevens and old folk revivalist records than by the classical method she was taught as a child.
She has performed at Glastonbury, Green Man Festival, SWN and several other festivals
Inspired by nearly forgotten traditional Welsh songs and the music of the 60s folk revival The Gentle Good create intricate yet beautiful modern folk music tinted with psychedelic edges. Based around the song-writing of Gareth Bonello, Cardiff's The Gentle Good enchant audiences with a spell of beautiful melodies and dark stories.
A Cardiff/Bristol band based around the 1970s folk and blues styled confessional songs of Ivan Moult. Callum Duggan - double bass and vocals, Richard Chitty - drums and Ivan Moult - guitars and vocals.