Celebrating the Artists behind the Welsh Language Music Scene: Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) at Ara Deg

Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) handbook front/back cover Words by Melanie Xulu From the 25th to 28th August, music and arts festival Ara Deg takes place at Neuadd Ogwen, a community arts centre in Bethesda, on the edge of Snowdonia in North Wales. Curated by Gruff Rhys, the festival is a celebration of music … Continue reading Celebrating the Artists behind the Welsh Language Music Scene: Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) at Ara Deg

Band to watch: Melin Melyn

Words by Melanie Xulu Welsh wizards Melin Melyn have caught our attention with their eye-catching artwork and Gorky's-esque neo-psych and folk sounds. Switching frequently from Welsh to English (sometimes mid-song) their tracks are filled with oddball humour and general charming nonsense... in that effortless Syd Barrett way. Melin Melyn are quickly gaining momentum as a … Continue reading Band to watch: Melin Melyn