Junior Bill – The Butetown RATS – Audio

The Wales based roots quintet Junior Bill release the live recorded LP Above Your Station on the 23rd of October.

Junior Bill - photo by Gareth Edwards

Junior Bill – photo by Gareth Edwards

Bringing a warm humour to their baleful glance at the world around Junior Bill deliver music that is steeped in ska, reggae and Latin, which is best heard in company with others as they spread a warmth through the room.

From the forthcoming album The Butetown RATS.

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Only The Reign – I Am – Audio

Only The Reign is a Welsh acoustic-folk duo.

Only The Reign

Only The Reign

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.

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Tea Tree – EP – Only The Reign is available on iTunes.*

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Estrons – Glasgow Kisses – Single Review

The Wales based rockers Estrons released the single Glasgow Kisses on the 10th.

Estrons - Photo by Steve Glashier

Estrons – Photo by Steve Glashier

With the bitter-sweet scent of curdled milk dividing between curds and whey turning to cottage cheese in Glasgow KissEstrons deliver a feisty track that bursts through the speakers in clumping slugs of coagulate that gives the song a stop start impression in which the listener becomes immersed as the punching pulses surge in and out of the ears.

It is always a pleasure to return to the quartet who are always best heard with plenty of space in which to thrash as the music flies through the room in moody temper.

Glasgow Kisses – Estrons is available on iTunes.*

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Sŵnami – Dihoeni – Audio

Sŵnami is a Welsh indie-dance outfit.

Sŵnami

Sŵnami

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.

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Adwaith – Lipstick Coch – Audio

The Welsh alt-rock trio Adwaith are due to release an LP imminently.

Adwaith

Adwaith

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.

By way of an introduction Lipstick Coch.

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