Martin Leamon and Sille Ilves formed their unique Welsh – Estonian collaboration shortly after the 2001 Viljandi Folkmusic Festival. Since then they have developed a truly original fusion of two different musical cultures, rooted in tradition yet thoroughly modern, they create timeless music. Sild website http://www.sildmusic.com
Formed in 1947 primarily to compete at the newly formed Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the choir has a history to be proud of. Throughout its sixty years of existence “The Fron” has achieved regular competition success both in Britain and abroad. Success on the competition stage include wins at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, BBC choir of the Year to name but a few, and it has gained international wins at festivals in Germany, Athens and Malta. They have had concert tours in Canada, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Cyprus.
HEHFU is an alternative indie pop project created February 2010 in Caerphilly, South Wales. HEHFU's music is written and recorded by Bradley Clarke in his bedroom. Tom Archibald plays bass in HEHFU's live line-up. HEHFU's first album release 'Music for my Broken Ears' can be purchased or downloaded from http://bleedinggoldrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bg005-music-for-my-broken-ears. 'While there are many bands and artists whose music I love very much (and more appearing all the time
Kilnaboy were formed in February of 2004 in Cardiff and is made up of 1 lovely lady and 6 rampant lads. Their mission in life is to spread love through dirty, filthy folkery music with the aim of planting a few seeds of love on the way. They bring Punk and Folk music together in a way you could never imagine, and it is gaurenteed to have you out of your seat, getting jiggy and shaking your legs around with groups of people you've probably never even met before! http://www.kilnaboy.co.uk
Drafts are a four piece indie-rock group based in South Wales, formed predominantly by students of the Creative Sound and Music degree at the University of Wales, Newport. Drafts have taken influences from a variety of artists, most notably Biffy Clyro, Foals, Minus the Bear, Maple State and many more...
They have shared a stage with the likes of Dirty Goods, Hold Your Horse Is, Shoes And Socks Off, Mike Fantastic, Boys With X-Ray Eyes, Escape To Sea, The Dead Beggars Club, Straight Lines, Town, Hit Or Miss, We're No Heroes and many more...
nfo_Cifon produces and composes Electro with abstract arrangements, pointing to a diverse range of influences. These are highlighted by an amalgam of styles, manifesting as angular, layered tones and rhythms, composed to have maximum impact in any environment. Characteristically Info_Cifon's arrangements are constructed from Modular foundations then built up with other forms of synthesis and distinctive programming techniques. Fundamentally, the various styles are tonal metaphors of a disdain for global institutions, govenments and diplomats with their own vested interests.
Neon Neon is a collaboration between the artists Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys. They first worked together on Boom Bip's Blue Eyed in the Red Room album, released in 2005. Their debut album, Stainless Style was released on March 18th, 2008 through Lex Records. Their first single Trick for Treat is also out, and can be heard on their myspace page. The album "Stainless Style" was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize.
Moon Ate the Dark is the shadowy moniker of Welsh pianist Anna Rose Carter and Canadian producer Christopher Bailey. Between them, the two London-based transplants make a soundtrack to longing, memory and displacement and inject fresh life into the solo piano subgenre.
Scuzzy noise-rock threepiece featuring ex-members of mclusky and Jarcrew. Welsh noise-rock trio mclusky was one of the bright spots in the British indie scene's post-Britpop hangover, forming in 1999 and releasing three appealingly noisy albums before splitting in January 2005. During the same period, Welsh electro-punks Jarcrew released two albums before also splitting in early 2005, reportedly due to the drummer finding religion.
Goldie Lookin' Chain* - often referred to as 'GLC' or 'The Chain' - is a group of Welsh rappers that produce humorous and satirical hip-hop music. The group's first album, "Don't Blame The Chain", was released on CD-R in 2001, although their first single "Half Man Half Machine / Self Suicide" wasn't released until April 2004. Since then, singles have included their breakthrough hit "Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do", pub singalong "Your Mother ('s Got A Penis)", Welsh Valentine serenade "You Knows I Loves You", "Your Missus Is A Nutter" and "R'n'B".