The EP was recorded at the idyllic Giant Wafer Studios, Powys, with renowned Cardiff-based producer Charlie Francis (who has worked with bands such as REM, Sweet Baboo, The Noisettes, Future of the Left). It was mastered in Oxford by Tim Turan of Turan Audio.
It will be available to buy at the live gigs and HERE after release on 03/04/2014
I am almost deliriously happy – working with such a pro producer helped turn my sonic ideals into reality. I think my favourite is No.4 ‘I Chwerthin’, but I love them all, especially the Tom Waits-esque percussion on ‘Criwch Ddim’ (which involved a bucket and a radiator), the layered vocals in ‘Two Wild Birds’, the intensity of ‘La La Low’, plus of course, Noel’s impelling drums and double-bass throughout. Hope you enjoy x
I met with my mentor, Alan James (Hold Tight Artist Management) as part of the ACW project. He is a first-rate manager and I’m seriously honoured that he has agreed to mentor me. He represents Mercury Prize Nominee Sam Lee, amongst other impressive distinctions and has a wealth of experience. We discussed WOMEX and worked on plans for 2014 (very exciting).
An enormously exciting two-day session in the idyllic Giant Wafer Studio, Powys. As part of the ACW project I was able to bring the masterful producer Charlie Francis on board as a mentor and the whole experience was beyond our … Continue reading →
EP cover: after a lot of cutting-out our magical-mysterious paper theatre came to life with LED fairy-lights and torches. To take the photo, the exposure length was about a minute, so we used a spotlight made by shining a torch … Continue reading →
We launched into an art project that started with this night-time photo-shoot with our fabulous photographer friend Drew Shergold. I love the artist Cindy Sherman’s series ‘untitled film stills’ and wanted to create something of that drama, so we used … Continue reading →
A lot has been happening recently and it’s been very exciting. At the end of September I had the news that I’ve been successful with an Art Council of Wales (ACW) grant for developing my music. Thank you, diolch o galon Arts Council of Wales!! Noel and I have been busy bees since then and enjoying every moment.