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HMS MORRIS are a rather fine art-rock collective operating out of the Welsh capital; the project of former Emmy the Great bassist Heledd Watkins, they’ve since developed a whole ethos, aesthetic, sweetly harmonious life of their own. Following the release of two pre-covid era singles, “Babanod” and “Poetry”, they’ve dusted off the rime of lockdown and …

YOU MAY not have taken a dive into an El Goodo album; that, I’m afraid, may be a flaw entirely laid at your own door. OK, they don’t work to a Tin Pan Alley rhythm – there’s only been three albums since their eponymous debut for Super Furries’ Placid Casual imprint in 2005, the most …

COMING at you out of the Welsh capital Cardiff, Keys are a quintet who, we can glean from their photograph, love a pair of shades. A listen to their new digital-only release Home Schooling, which is out on August 21st, will also show that behind those tinted lenses there are ten eyes with an absolute …

TAKE one absolute legend of experimental pop music, Carmarthenshire-born John Cale, who needs no introduction in these pages, a career of absolute wonder and collaboration under his belt, never content to rest on his admittedly fine laurels; then add his creative perceptivity to that of Flintshire’s Kelly Lee Owens who, like no one else with …

QUIETLY working to their own, slower calendar in the Vale of Neath since the 20th flipped to the 21st, Wales’s El Goodo offer up pebbles of psych-folk-country goodness for anyone who steps through their door. We should trust their hospitality. Take that name. Yes, of course it namechecks Big Star. How can we not be …

HERE’S a cocktail recipe for a fine and refreshing musical draught.  Take Louisa Roach, better known for her political-mod pop alter-ego She Drew The Gun, which she retired on the back of a final tour last year. Now mix her voice well through megaphone effects, and trickle in the squelchy electronic nous of a Super …

With a spectral guitar intro and the yearning vocals, Kidsmoke’s new single ‘The Bluest You’ is a dreamy smooth pleasure of the highest degree. There is a celestial shimmer to the song – it shines and sparkles while simultaneously creating an air of pastoral melancholia. An air that clearly reflects its lyrical themes, of which …

Yr Eira have just released a delightful, thoughtful and dreamy single in the form of ‘Middle of Nowhere’ off their forthcoming album ‘Map Meddwl’ out on 15 May 2020 through I KA CHING. Beneath the hazy shimmering feel is a message where freedom from romantic entanglements is interweaved with a subtext of Welsh independence. Do …

Forged where land meets estuary waters and the city screams just a stone’s throw from nature, plugged-in Cardiff-based singer-songwriter Carw foretells the majesty of his summer debut album with the single, LANTERNS, released on BLINC Records on Friday 25 May 2018. Carw, Welsh for ‘deer’, opens the door on a determinedly focused, self-initiated and largely …

North West trio The Mu-Tones are to release their debut single ‘Slab City Records’ on June 30th through Ugly Man Records and is an ode to a forgotten area of the US “Its an area in America not even on the map, run by solar power, apparently they have gigs on there, it’s something I’d …