ADWAITH – ” Lan y Môr “

Posted: February 17, 2020 in MUSIC
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Carmarthen’s own Welsh Music Prize winning wonders, Adwaith. The post-punk trio took time out from working on their second album and a hectic touring schedule (including an upcoming date in Russia of all places!), to release their re-interpretation of the Welsh folk-song, Ar Lan y Môr, translating as On The Waterfront.

If the lyrics are traditional folk, the music couldn’t be much further removed, building around surfy-guitars and a delightfully fuzzy bass line, which, without accusing anyone of plagiarism, could have been lifted straight from Belle And Sebastian’s brilliantly trippy number, Legal Man. Like all the best cover versions, Adwaith take something they love and make it entirely their own; proudly Welsh, defiantly creative, and, as they always are, utterly wonderful.

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Lan y Môr is out now via Libertino Records.

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