‘Being a part of the DIY scene has been so important in feeling connected to other artists and such a lovely way to meet great people from all over the place,’ says Faye Roger of Rosehip Teahouse.
They may have formed only last year, but Cardiff’s Bodyhacker are searing themselves on the minds of all who hear them.
Swn Festival has announced Barod, a new artist development programme for artists and the music industry in Wales.
Calling all Welsh artists - Swn is offering new training, advice and practical support sessions for new and emerging songwriters and musicians.
Not many bands have played a gig in the scholarly environs of a library but then Patterns aren’t like many other bands. This four piece concoct articulate dream pop which has seen them perform at the likes of Swn and Bestival as well as John Rylands library in Manchester where the band first got together. After some well received singles, the group are gearing up for the release of their debut album Waking Lines in the new year.
Welsh music showcase Swn is launching a radio station to accompany the four-day event in Cardiff this autumn.
Swn Festival, now in its sixth year, has just announced the first 80 live acts due to play at the four-day showcase.
Today there are more opportunities than ever to showcase your music internationally. A myriad of different events such as The Great Escape, Popkomm, Womex, Transmusicales, Eurosonic, GoNorth and CMJ bring A&R, live agents, promoters, bloggers, broadcasters and journalists together in one place, to feast their eyes and ears on the finest new music on the planet. There is however a behemoth that straddles the globe and eclipses them all – South by South West (SXSW).
Congratulations to Gruff Rhys, winner of the inaugural Welsh Music Prize.