An Ode to Videos

This is an extremely lazy post, but one I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Ochr 1 provides a constant stream of videos for our viewing pleasure. We thank them kindly for this service. These songs are all great, and made even more enjoyable thanks to the added visual element.

Dyma bostyn hynod ddiog, a ‘dw i’n ymddiheuro am hynny, ond mae’n un ‘dw i wedi bod yn meddwl wneud ers tro. Hoffwn ddiolch o galon i Ochr 1 am wneud fidios cerddoriaeth mor gyson a mor safonnol, petai genai het, mi fyswn yn ei dynnu. Dyma gerddoriaeth hyfryd, i wylio ac i wrando.

Huw M.- Swn y Galon Fach yn Torri

Palenco- Actorion

Yr Ods- Hiroes i’r Drefn

Carcharorion- Sais

Swnami- Trwmgwsg

Aled Rheon- Hawdd

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Swnami

Swnami’s new album came out last month. As you’d expect, it has some extremely infectious guitar pop which you can sample below, however I would recommend buying the whole thing here, because then you won’t be missing out on my two faves, the darker and more intense, Cysur Cyffur and Mabeso. Enjoy.

Ymddiheuriadau i hogia Swnami, o’ni yn meddwl bo fi WEDI rhannu fy mrwdfrydedd am yr albym yma yn ol ym mis Awst. Mae’n debyg bod y rhan fwyaf ohonoch chi wedi eu gweld nhw’n chwarae dros yr haf, ac yn sicr mi fyddwch chi wedi eu clywed nhw ar y radio. Mae’r albym yn mynd i blesio cefnogwyr brwd y band gyda nifer o ganeuon cyfarwydd (Magnet, Gwenwyn), ond mae ‘na ambell gan ddwysach sy’n cadw diddordeb ffans newydd (Cysur Cyffur, Mabeso). Da iawn wir. Mi allwch chi brynun’r albym cyfa yn fan hyn, a mi fyswn i’n argymell gwneud hynny.

Refugee Rock

An amazing track list for a worthy cause.

1. Frisbee – Super Furry Animals

2. New Loafers – 60ft Dolls

3. Roll On Up – Houdini Dax

4. You Taught Me – The Joy Formidable

5. Thinking Out Loud – Amy Wadge

6. 5c Cotton 40c Beef – Cian Ciaran

7. Graves – Climbing Trees

8. Devastation – Pale Blue Dots

9. The Surgeon – Euros Childs

10. Sbia ar y Seren – Georgia Ruth

11. Lines & Angles – Ellie Makes Music

12. Vast – Gulp

13. Chwyldro (R.Seiliog remix) – Gwenno

14. You’re My Star (Live) – Stereophonics

15. Miller (Live at The Gate) – Zervas & Pepper

16. Caer O Feddyliau – Kizzy Crawford

17. Refugees In The West World – Mike Peters

18. Box – Charlotte Church

19. Hippos – Cerys Matthews

20. Lost Tribes (Tomas Barford Remix) – Gruff Rhys

21. Alcohol Kiss – Trampolene

22. Goldrush (Acoustic) – Paper Aeroplanes

23. Guillotine (featuring Lillian Todd) – Sion Russell Jones

24. Rhodd – Iwan Rheon and Aled Rheon

25. Safe In Place – Grant Nicholas

26. Liberty Rd – The Earth

27. No Borders – Zefur Wolves

28. Redesign – Jayce Lewis and Gary Numan

29. Molly (Acoustic) – The People The Poet

30. William’s Last Words (Underworld mix r37br11) – Manic Street Preachers

Yr Ods- Ble’r Aeth yr Haul

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Sengl Newydd yr Ods, mi fydd hon allan ddiwedd mis Awst ar IKACHING. Cafodd y label ei henwi yn Label yr Wythnos gan gylchgrawn NME yn ddiweddar- grêt gweld eu gwaith caled yn cael cydnabyddiaeth. Yr Ods fydd yn cloi’r noson ar faes yr Eisteddfod nos Sadwrn hefyd…yn syth ar ôl Yws Gwynedd. Da.

Yr Ods’ new single will be out at the end of August on IKACHING Records, who were recently named Label of the Week by the NME. After a quiet spell, the boys will be headlining the festivities on the last night of the Eisteddfod in Meifod next week. More to come on this before too long.

Ani Glass

Ani Saunders of The Lovely Wars and The Pipettes is reincarnated as Ani Glass with some awesome new tunes. Ffôl is available to download, as well as Little Things on her bandcamp. Link below. 👸🏽
Yr hyfryd Ani Saunders yn ôl dan enw newydd, Ani Glass. Mae Ffôl a’i sengl arall Little Things ar gael i’w lawrlwytho ar bandcamp Ani, isod. Mwynhewch. 💁🏽

Palenco

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I’ve just bought the new Palenco album and it’s wonderful. Track 8, Actorion, is my standout track, but you’ll have to buy the whole thing to hear it. You can buy it in all good (Welsh) record shops and here, on IKACHING’s website.

Here’s a taster:

Yr Ods’ Griff Lynch

Yr Ods have been quiet recently, although their headline gig at the Eisteddfod next month is eagerly awaited. In the mean time, feast your ears on frontman Griff Lynch’s solo offerings. Sneakily posted on soundcloud last week, these new tracks have the familiar Ods combination of pointed lyrics and poppy sound…. but a little grumpier. An accolade with which Griff would be quite happy, I imagine. What do you think?

Wrth edrych ymlaen at gig fawr yr Ods ar faes yr Eisteddfod ym Meifod fis nesa, mae hwn yn damed i aros pryd. Dyma ganeuon cafodd eu postio ar soundcloud Griff Lynch, y prif leisydd, yn ddiweddar. Os ‘da chi’n nabod Griff, a mae lot ohonoch chi yn, newch chi adnabod geiriau pigog yr Ods, y swn popi melys yna mae nhw’n wneud mor arbennig…. a mae cymeriad dyn blin mwyaf hoffus Cymru i’w glywed yn glir yn y ddwy gan isod. Be ‘da chi’n feddwl?

Gwyll Arall

We’re going on a magical journey….from the mean streets of Cardiff to the even meaner streets of Caernarfon. This festival has grown from a tiny event a few years back to a great line-up in an amazing setting.

Highlights include Geraint Jarman, Meic Stevens and Nesdi Jones with a full bhangra band and Carcharorion in Caernarfon castle on Saturday night. Don’t miss another chance to see the Bur Hoff Bau film either, it’s good.

Esgus eitha da i heglu hi am adra… mae’r nos Sadwrn yn y castall yn mynd i fod yn noson i’w chofio wrth i Carcharorion a Meic Stevens rannu llwyfan gyda Nesdi Jones a’i band bhangra a Geraint Jarman. A manteisiwch ar y cyfle i weld y Bur Hoff Bau, os nad ydych chi wedi gwneud hynny’n barod.

Am fwy o wybodaeth, ac i weld y rhaglen yn ei gyfanrwydd, cliciwch ar y poster isod.

For more information, and to see the full programme of events, click on the poster below.

Gwyl Arall, Caernarfon

Gwyl Arall, Caernarfon

Tree of Wolves

Here is a new band to Juxtapozed, Tree of Wolves. Tom Robinson from 6 music described them as, “Highly promising… A snare-driven rhythm track that crackles with energy topped by yearning vocals that carry absolute conviction”.

They’re a 5 piece band from Carmarthen comprising Aled Thomas, Gruffydd Wyn Owen, Mark Howells, Ray Thomas and Charli Bicknell. This is a ‘preface’ to the band’s forthcoming EP, Sleepwalking. Check out Shapes, below, or head to their soundcloud for further listening.

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