Just bought myself a present from peski.
Y Pencadlys, ‘Mae Pawb yn Haeddu Glaw yn Waeth na fi’ (Everyone Deserves Rain More than I Do).
I hear there’s an album on the way and judging by the rapturous applause after Y Pencadlys’ set at Sŵn festival it will be v.well received. I’m excited.
Last week I reviewed R.Seiliog’s mini album on Lisa Gwilym’s weekly show on Radio Cymru. I Gushed rather unashamed and compared it to a psychedelic recurring nightmare I have had since childhood. In hindsight, an aspect to my personality that probably didn’t need to be broadcast. Now you know, I’m haunted. Oh, I digress.
Here is a nice video from said transcendental album from Turnstile music.
A new album on the way and a headline set at #plaidconf Kizzy Crawford is getting big. I recently saw her at a Cwpwrdd Nansi gig and she stole the show. Now she has a violin too. Here is a shrine to her.
I must admit, I haven’t given these guys enough credit. While I wasn’t really looking, all over the country these boys got good.
Day 3 of my birthday celebrations.
Oh boy, this looks fun. Transport yourself to the Sŵn weekend…Saturday feast your eyes, ears, minds and hearts on this.
From one till one at Jacobs Market you can enjoy art, film and theatre as well as LOADS of music. Cardiff’s own Not Too Tame will be performing, a film by Eryl Prys Jones will be shown and art will be provided by BIT Studios and Kim Fielding.
Cam o’r Tywyllwch Stage
2300 Y Pencadlys
2200 Llion Swyd
1900 Macho City
1800 Jemma Roper
1700 Dau Cefn
0015 Plyci (live set)
1500 David Mysterious
1430 Côr Cochion
DJs: Ashli Spillers, Joy Collective, Cam o’r Tywyllwch
Looks great. Good one Peski!
Hi again. Welcome to day two of the Juxtapozed Birthday Bash. I hope you’re enjoying this as much as I am!
Today we’re going to talk about a really exciting 12 inch vinyl compilation curated Nyth.
We can look forward to special tracks by:
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Afal Drwg Efa
O’r Nyth will be officially launched on Saturday October 19th from 3 o’ clock, as part of Sŵn Festival.
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
I’ll see ya there.
In the meantime you can pre order from nyth.net or sadwrn.com.
This week Juxtapozed is a year old. To celebrate, there will be a post every day.
In other news, these are Llwybr Llaethog…who you’ll be glad to know will be at Sŵn festival this month.
Ani Saunders from The Lovely Wars is responsible for the picture. ‘Young Love’, their EP is out now.
Festival No 6 is my favourite festival ever.
The second year of this special event built on the enormously successful debut and provided further evidence of its well-deserved place on every self-respecting fezzy-lover’s calendar.
The Clough stage was the focus of the Welsh music scene. It was great to see such a varied feast provided by the nice people at Sŵn, Nyth and Gwyl Gwydir.
Here are some of my highlights.
On Friday night I caught Yr Ods who kicked off their September toury thing which will take them to Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach this Saturday (with Gwenno and Y Pencadlys- see ya there). You can also catch them in Aberystwyth and Llanelli next week, before they play the George Tavern in London on Saturday 28th September. Their album, Llithro, is available to order on VINYL on www.sadwrn.com now.
Geraint Jarman proved that cool is timeless- packing the tent with a mixed crowd, those that were there first time round and less seasoned fans. After a Summer of gigging he treated us to a full set- all the classics and the more recent tracks off Brecwast Astronôt. DAL DY DIR!
My all-consuming hangover was relieved by R.Seiliog on Saturday. They just get better and better.
The biggest crowd I saw outside the main arena was for the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir in the Central Piazza. If you haven’t seen the video, you really should.
Sunday morning I was expecting to wake up in Oz as the wind roared past the tent but amazingly the tempest subsided. By the time Gwenno played on the Clough stage it was actually quite sunny. I loved her and I love her new material. Na’i ddim anghofio bod fy nghalon yn y chwyldro.
Sorry, I’ve gone on a bit. Needless to say it was an awesome weekend. Diolch Portmeirion for giving us such a special place. Thank you for the welcome and theeenx Festival No 6 for such a posh festival. It’s right up my street.
This article by Cai Trefor for Clash Magazine is far superior.