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Adwaith: Lan y Môr – track of the day

Today’s track of the day is from fast-rising Carmarthen sheroes, Adwaith – ‘Lan y Môr’, a fuzzy surf rock reimagining of the Cymraig folk song of the same name. (To save you Googling, it means ‘at the seaside’!)

Hollie Singer, the band’s guitarist and vocalist explains:

“The original inspiration for this song was the surf rock riff I came up with. We chose to use the lyrics to ‘Ar Lan y Môr’ as they fitted well with the vibe of the track. I’ve wanted to have a cover in the set for a little while now and this was so much fun to make completely our own”

The song was released 7 Feb especially for Welsh Music Day which we seem to have missed, ymddiheuriadau. But as Adwaith prove, every day is Welsh music day! The trio won the 2019 Welsh Music Prize and are heading off to SXSW next month, so expect to hear lots more from Adwaith this year.

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10 of the 12 acts chosen for Horizons 2018 are female

HORIZONS12ALLIN1Horizons is a unique showcase of new, independent contemporary music in Wales, supporting and promoting emerging Welsh music talent to wider audiences. Nearly 300 artists applied for a place on the project, which is now in its fourth year.

A diverse list of a dozen of the finest emerging acts from across Wales, this year’s Horizons intake is notable for featuring strong, unique female musicians with 10 of the 12 made up of female solo artists and acts featuring female members. All 12 artists have a unique contemporary sound covering musical genres from indie, reggae, rock, folk and blues.

The Horizons project will be bringing music to many festivals over summer 2018 starting with a launch show at this year’s  BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival in Swanseawhere Huw Stephens will showcase some of the acts live on BBC Radio Cymru. Tickets for the showcase are available from the Horizons website.

 The twelve selected Horizons artists are:

Adwaith Carmarthen trio craft brilliant bilingual songwriting; their recent single ‘Fel i Fod’ has been streamed over 100,000 times on Spotify.

Aleighcia Scott Cardiff based reggae singer with a unique style and vocals whose wowed crowds in Wales, UK and Jamaica.

Alffa  An exciting teenage two piece rock n roll band from Llanrug who are inspired by the blues.

Campfire Social A Llangollen collective whose exquisite knack for vocal harmonies and catchy instrumental textures earned them a slot at a Korean festival with Focus Wales last year.

CHROMA  Fearsome Pontypridd rock trio led by Katie Hall, one of the most charismatic frontwomen Wales has produced in quite some time and a band BBC Introducing booked for Reading and Leeds last summer.

Eadyth A unique young Welsh language electronic producer from Merthyr,  whose futuristic and empowering sound is influenced by urban, soul and electro.

Himalayas An incendiary rock four-piece from Cardiff, they have been delighting crowds at This Feeling gigs across the UK, and showcased at SXSW for BBC Introducing this March.

I See Rivers  A Tenby adopted female trio hailing originally from Norway crafting their own brand of awe-inspiring float folk. Through a studio in West Wales they found themselves drawn to and embraced by Wales.

Marged Welsh language cutting-edge pop star with evocative vocals and lyrics that chart self-discovery, she recently supported Katie B at a secret London show.

Nia Wyn  An incredible voice and songwriting talent from Conwy whose work encompasses folk, country and pop she recently worked with Paul Weller on new songs.

No Good Boyo Cwmbran four-piece whose rousing celtic folk-inspired sound has delighted crowds at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Lorient Festival, France.

The Pitchforks 


Check out the finalists on this playlist


adwaithIntroducing Adwaith – our new favourite menywod swnllyd (that’s Welsh loud women, in case you were wondering).

Signed to Cymru’s finest, Libertino Records, the all grrrl trio just released their debut double A-side single ‘Lipstick Cock’ (Red Lipstick) and ‘FEMME’, the former described as “a fully charged post punk anthem in the vain of The Slits at their most immediate,  an anthem celebrating youth, androgyny and love. The flipside ‘FEMME’ on the other hand could quite easily have been a long lost single on Postcard Records or Cherry Red Records from the mid-80s.”


The BBC are loving their Adwaith, quite rightly, playing them on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 6, and BBC Radio Cymru. Adwaith were introduced on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude festival as the most exciting band from Wales in decades and will finish the summer on the Gorwelion /Horizons stage at Festival No 6. In the middle of all this activity, Adwaith have managed to record their debut album, and their label Libertino believe its ‘creatively ground breaking and will stand as one of the important albums from Wales alongside the works of Gorky Zygotic Mynci, Super Furry Animals and Gwenno.’

We just missed out on booking Adwaith for LOUD WOMEN Fest, but we promise we’ll get them on a London stage pronto.