‘Ribidires’ is a slinky smooth and effervescent track from Welsh band BOI with a gorgeous pace and delivery: all plonking pianos, razor-sharp guitars and layers of vocals and harmonies. With doo-wop backing vocals and a transfixing and memorable melody, it really stands out in a crowded field with its gentle ambulatory motion and shimmering tones.
Perfect, then, that the video we are proud to premiere on Backseat Mafia is an appropriate accompaniment: surreal, muted distorted images that flicker like a television with a fading aerial and imperfect connections. The opaque visuals match the mystery of the track: enigmatic and slightly haunting, with a viscous, restless element:
‘Ribidires’ comes off BOI’s forthcoming debut album entitled ‘Coron O Chwinc’ which will be released on 25 June via new Welsh label Recordiau Crwn. You can get the single and pre-order the album through the link below.
Keyboards/Allweddellau – Osian Gwynedd
Lead Vocals/Canwr – Rhodri Siôn
Guitar/Gitâr – Ifan Emlyn
Bass/Gitâr Fas – Heledd Mair Watkins
Drums/Drymiau – Dafydd Owen