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Swn Festival 2013
@ Various Venues, Cardiff
Featuring: Mr Huw, Nai Harvest, Neil Yates 5 Countries Trio, Nick Mulvey, Night Engine, Olympians, Osian Howells, Paint Happy, Palomino Party, Peggy Sue, Playlounge, Plu, Plyci, Radio Rhydd, Radstewart, Rhodri Books, Right Hand Left Hand, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Saturday's Kids
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Swn Festival 2013: Mr Huw + Nai Harvest + Neil Yates 5 Countries Trio + Nick Mulvey + Night Engine + Olympians + Osian Howells + Paint Happy + Palomino Party + Peggy Sue + Playlounge + Plu + Plyci + Radio Rhydd + Radstewart + Rhodri Books + Right Hand Left Hand + Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson + Saturday's Kids
Swn Festival 2013 will be hosted across various venues in and around the centre of Cardiff, including - 10 Feet Tall, Buffalo, Cardiff University Students' Union - Great Hall, Cardiff University Students' Union – Solus, Chapter, Clwb Ifor Bach, Four Bars @ Dempseys, Fuel, GLAM, Globe, Gwdihw, Jacob's Market, O'Neills - St Mary Street, O'Neills - Trinity Street, Sherman Cymru, St John's Church, Canton, Angel Hotel, The Moon Club, Undertone.
Recording material in his north Walian cave since 2007, nonconformist Mr Huw (Huw Owen) delves into places the deepest, darkest imagination wouldn't dare go.
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Nick Mulvey is key founding member of Portico Quartet, touring the world with them and picking up a wealth of international acclaim, including a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their debut album 'Knee-deep In The North Sea'.
Nick creates beautiful music inspired from around the world, with a particular focus on Africa and Congolese guitar styles. Drawing from a range of influences and experiences from Congolese 'soukous' and Malian blues to Flamenco and minimalism, his is a rare cross-cultural musical expression that blends both song and groove.
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Night Engine formed in January 2012. In October 2012 they uploaded a track of theirs called 'I'll Make It Worth Your While' to Soundcloud. In that same month, and with a host of sites linking to the track and running intro pieces on the band, they played their debut London show at the Sebright Arms. It was a total sell out and prompted Louder Than War to note that "Infallibly perfect bands don't come around every day" by way of explanation.
Even the Americans seemed to want to be in at the beginning with MTVHive.com declaring "This band is pretty awesome". A single of the week on The Guardian music podcast and the bold assertion that "this is a swaggering, sexy hit waiting to happen" made sure that, if you missed it, Night Engine were very firmly in the ones to watch category for 2013.
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Olympians are four strapping young men from Norwich who play exhilarating sing-along math pop. Risen from the ashes of a more punnily named former incarnation, they are now Daniel (guitar keyboard), Christopher (bass), Edward (drums) and Benjamin (guitar, keyboard and trumpet). Their sound has moved from twiddly guitar-pop to brass-infused synth-drenched megatunes, exploring everything from drones to barbershop harmonies along the way.
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Brighton's Peggy Sue makes music which reflects that of Coco Rosie, Joanna Newsom and Antony And The Johnsons. Think 1920s rhythms, haunting vocals and gently twisting melodies, drawing the listener in slowly but surely.
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