is a band from Cardifff, Wales. Founded by the siblings Osian and Meilir Gwynedd, they are now a quintet that plays an odd mix of different styles in a language too obscure to understand.
All of my mates thought we were in Wayne’s World, and we practised the art of headbanging until our heads would nearly roll off!
In Manchester, 1993. They were at the peak of their power.
I got it as a gift eventually, and on vinyl! This record also takes me back to my childhood.
I used to listen to them all the time when I was 15, and fell in love for the first time.
I grew up listening to my parents cassettes/LP collection.
Something that will be written in about a hundred years!
I saw Johnny Cash play in Glastonbury years ago, and it's still one of the best festival gigs I've seen. It was still light, I didn't know much about him at the time, but from then on untill I die, his songs will always be special to me.
What a songwriter, what a song, what lyrics, what o voice.
Or stuff by Hot Chip, Run DMC and Daft Punk.
I bought the 7“ in Wrexham, North Wales.
It’s a Welsh programme for kids that used to be on called «Syr Wynff Aa Plwmsan». I loved it, and I still do! And everybody that knows the programme laughs when my phone rings.
Ohhh... where do I start??? «You'll Never Walk Alone» or «My Way».
(Placid Casual, 2000). It’s their only completely Welsh album. And it’s the most successful Welsh language album ever. It got even mentioned in Parliament by Paul Flynn and Elfyn Llwyd.
(Wren, 1972). The gofather if modern Welsh pop. He’s often referred to as the «Welsh Dylan» and has also been compared with Syd Barrett. His songs are mystical and kinda psychedelic. He’s still largely unknown outside of Wales, but here he is a national hero. He still can be found occasionally singing in certain pubs or hotels in Aberystwyth until late hours.
(Ankst, 1993). This experimental rock group was a favourite of John Peel. He recorded five sessions with them. They started out in the early 80’s, but split around 1995. Big influence on Super Fuffy Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.
(Sain Records, 1975). They were the Welsh Led Zeppelin in the 70’s. They existed from 1974 until 1980 and were huge with the rock crowd.
(Ankst, 1992). Mark Roberts (the singer) and Paul Jones went on to form Catatonia.
(ROIR, 1991). John Griffiths and Kevs Ford are the Welsh dub brothers extravaganza. They mix it all up and were the first to use Welsh lyrics in hiphop. Also heavily promoted by John Peel.
(Ankst, 1992). «Ffa Coffi Pawb» means « Everybody's Coffee Beans» in Welsh, but reads phonetically: «Fuck Off, Everyone». It was the first band of Gruff Rhys and Dafydd Ieuan, wo later formed SFA. Rhordri Puw from Gorky’s Zygotic Myci was also a member.
(Slacyr, 2004). Electro/pop magic from this young South Welsh band. They have a new album («Gavin») out now.
(Gorfennaf, 2007). Produced by famous Welsh musician David Wrench. This a top pop record! Mared Lenny decided at the end of last year to stop her project though.
(Ankst, 1992). This is the debut of GZM. It was originally released on 10" vinyl only. It was re-issued on CD later on with nine extra tracks. It is made up of a mixture of live, studio and home recordings. It’s just mad and exciting!