So I guess this is just a thread to collate all things Welsh, new or old. Maybe not the more obvious stuff but there are no rules, post your favourite stuff - just leave the Tom Jones jokes, it’s a bit tired and overdone I think
I didn’t want to post too much and there are definitely gaps in my knowledge (not really up on the harsher noisier side of things so if you are, please get involved)
@avery beat me to them in the music league, but I love Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard. Yes, the name sounds like it’s come out of a random stoner rock /doom metal lyrics generator, but they have an original take on those two genres, which is something very hard to come by. Basically, great big monolithic slabs of riff married to Radiophonic Workshop / Hawkwind style 70s electronica and angelic soprano vocals instead of the usual cookie monster growls. Like watching Headbangers Ball on Skaro, and then your big sister comes home and puts on her Cocteau Twins tape:
Awesome - thanks for setting this up Richie. I should probably summon @colossalhorse to the thread too.
In work right now and busy this evening, but I’ve got an absolute load of underground electronic stuff to shout about. Might put a little playlist together and write some stuff when I have time later in the week.
Do I count as an Englishman exiled in Barry? No idea but there’s some amazing music being made in Wales atm and I’d be honoured to be associated with it.
I’ll let you big up all the electronic lot, when I have a free moment there’s some doom/psych/noise rock I should give a shout out to. I’ll just post an Obey Cobra vid in the meantime. Amazing genre fluid psych rock band - I think they were planning a hiatus from playing live pre-lockdown, hoping when venues open up they’ll have changed their mind.
Ah that’s a shame re Baboo’s set! Can’t say that I know too much about him either but the Group Listening album is really worth a shot, much calmer than some of the frenetic moments you hear on Reward.
I was then gonna mentioned Ed Dowie who also features on that EP but it turns out that he’s from Dorset.