Earlier this month they released their latest LP, the six track, Tea Tree.
An album marked by harmonies which swim through the ears akin to a school of fish in ever changing shapes and flows leaving the listener enraptured by the hypnotic melodies. It is unsurprising that Only The Reign can regularly be caught in live performance with an ever growing audience and a delight they are able to find time to put together recorded material for those of us not within reach of their gigs.
By way of an introduction to a duo I look forward to hearing more from in short order – the second song on the album – I Am.
Their latest track, Dihoeni, is released tomorrow. Given the summer that is being enjoyed over here with mild temperatures and plenty of rain the warming breeze of the single makes a welcome entrance in to the room casting a rare shaft of sunlight.
Sŵnami are not attempting to break the mould in their given style of music, though do deliver a sound which has an alluring vibrancy that holds attention.
The Welsh alt-rock trio Adwaith are due to release an LP imminently.
In advance of the album a AA side single is due for release on the 25th of August.
Singing in both Welsh and English Adwaith transpose experiences of daily life facing both overt and and casual sexism with powerful rebuttal through their quietly laid compositions, which don’t seek to drive division, rather recognition of cohesion, laid to melodic laid-back tracks which weave their way in to the audience like an intravenous injection.
The Welsh melancholic-rock band Blind Beggar recently revealed their latest track.
Blind Beggar – Say It Like You Mean It
Regularly featured over the past year Say It Like You Mean It marks their first full studio recording.
It would be doing a disservice not to remark and give credit to Blind Beggar for their approach – as when stepping in to the Studio rather than reaching for every bell and whistle they could cram in to the track – Say It Like You Mean It is arguably their most stripped back song allowing the drifting sadness to wrest fluid from the tear ducts through the strength of its own writing structure, with the deep layering and emotional pull driven through the simple richness of all the elements.
With a sound that minds of ’60s brit-blues Rainbow Maniac fill the room with multi-layered, vaguely psychedelic, weaves of guitars that flow through high tempo bass and percussion from which the superlative vocal rounds out the output.
By way of an introduction to a band I aim to get back to later in the year – Going Out On My Own, which is the first of the four tracks on Rmep1 EP.