One of our favourite new bands of recent years, we clearly aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed the brilliance of South Wales-trio Adwaith. Their acclaimed debut album, Melyn, drew near universal critical acclaim, culminating in the band winning last year’s Welsh Music Prize. The band have wasted no time in following up on Melyn’s success, releasing a series of new tracks that hint at where their fascinating music is headed next.
Describing Adwaith’s sound is a difficult task, each track is equally likely to be a slice of perfect indiepop, an ethereal soundscape or a swampy blast of ravey psychedelica. With an eclectic, magpie-like approach to songwriting, Adwaith manage to create a sound entirely their own, and one that looks set to propel them as far as their ambition and imagination can take them. More than just the future of Welsh-music, Adwaith might just be the future of music as we know it.
Rose Tiger is the brainchild of Wendy Kilmman, after spending years recording and touring with the likes of Nouvelle Vague and Jehnny Beth, Wendy decided to venture out into a project entirely of his own. The debut Rose Tiger EP, From Top to Bottom, emerged back in 2017, and was followed up last year with a brand new EP, Role Playing Game, and most recently the wonderful single, A Million Hearts.
Rose Tiger set out with the aim of combining Wendy’s twin passions, music and video games. Taking influence from Japanese composers such as Nobuo Uematsu, as well as a host of pop-histories more intriguing characters, the result is an ambitious fusion of new wave and 1970’s folk. With an expanded three-piece live band, don’t miss Rose Tiger’s intriguing musical visions coming to life.