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Softly Softly Catchy Monkey

- Monday, 11 August 2014. to read...
Gathering acts from all around the country and indeed Europe, it scowers to find some of the freshest sounds. As I'm a Welsh gal at the moment, due to doing a University degree right here in the capital of Cardiff, lets take a look at some of the Welsh Talent they have in their midst.


So let's take a look at this fella from North Wales. Well what immediately jumps out to the listener is the interesting vocals which sound very similar to those of Mr James Taylor which is always a great start, Take a listen to 'Blackbird and the Magpie' and you'll see. Beginning back in 2007 where he co-wrote a song for 'The Song For Wales' competition and placing first in the songwriters section and second in the overall competition, pretty cool eh. He's pretty skilled in the welsh music world too as he's managed to gain two BBC Radio Cymru Awards for 'Best Male Artist'. Well deserved as well, Al's songwriting is brilliant and has a real 70s influence. Definite easy listening with tracks like 'Make A Little Room', and an album worth of meldoic tunes on his newest release 'Battles', it's definitely worth a check out for some lovely acoustic and well thought out lyrical tracks.


Now these guys have a really cool vibe indeed! They have a this rock and roll indie sound going on that sounds really quite unique. Their song 'Shake It Up' has a really cool Black Keys feel and is a definite tune, along with tracks like 'Wade In The Water' I am absolutely loving the sound of these guys! Their debut album released back in 2011 'Bitten By Wolves' gathered lots of recognition from the likes of Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2. Watch them go eh, and no doubt they will be catching lots of attention from their brand new single 'Hard Habit To Crack' released on the 4th of August.


Having recently reached the earwaves of See Monkey Songs and signed to the label,  and being BBC Radio Wale's 'Artist Of The Week' with their first single 'Fires'. They are looking at big things. After this they have been on fire indeed, recording their first EP with established singer/songwriter Amy Wadge and currently are waiting on their very first music video which they have very recently filmed. Exciting times ahead for these guys! The newest singles 'Stay' and 'Bones'  off their forthcoming EP are out now. Very similar to the likes of the Civil Wars, they are a harmonizing duo with some well thought out tracks. Go check em' out.


Just 18 and a bilingual talented songstress. oosing with interesting vibes to her music, she fuses Welsh folk with the likes of funk, soul and Jazz, whilst doing some pretty impressive harmonization. Even for a non Welsh speaker her music is easily listenable and you can admire the talent she effortlessly exudes. Tracks like 'Caer O Feddyliau' and brand new single 'Golden Brown' are definitely tracks to check out. Also why not take a listen to her EP 'Temporary Zone'. Definitely worth a listen.

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