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Alternative new folk artists.

Blind River Scare

Original Americana-tinged, fiddle-laced, bitter-sweet songs within a laid-back rock template.

Broken Sleep

Ambient/trip hop/indie, sounding similar to Portishead, Zero7, Jeff Buckley and The Verve.


Previously known as The Benjamins, Wrexham-based rockers combining graceful Buckley-esque vocals with raunchy, melodic riffs, they invoke an intensity reminiscent of Led Zeppelin

Celtic Pride

Rock covers band from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, playing covers by Thin Lizzy, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Free, Bad Company and many more.

The Chunk

Alternative / Rock : they are influenced by poverty and politics of the world, and try to deliver a message through their lyrics. This link is to their page on the PureVolume site.


North-Wales-based band, melodic pop-rock and funk.

Hamish McDoodle & KickingKelticKaosKrew

a.k.a. Goat Industries. Links to bands' MP3 files, plus info. on Eryri bagpipes, Diesel engine veg. oil conversion and other useful stuff.

Gorky's Zygotic Mwnci

Strange but beautiful!

It's Jo and Danny

“File next to Primal Scream's ‘Loaded’, Beth Orton's ‘Central Reservation’ and Gomez's ‘It's On’, that section in your record collection where dancefloor appreciation is re-appropriated as floating folk to feed your soul.” i.D.

The Loosehounds

A unique blend of roots, folk and rock with an emphasis on good songs and barn-storming live performance.

Martyn Joseph

He has a reputation onstage as a raconteur, extemporizing lyrics to fit every occasion; his songs have always been infected with a discreet but defiant god bothering, music more interested in the forgotten than the remembered, the way things might be rather than the way they have become.

Llwybr Llaethog

“...future echoes of the emerging digital hardcore sound as well as the obvious acid house and dub legacy”. One of our longest running and most original bands, on top form on 2001's ‘Stwff’ CD.


The musical phenomenon that is 'Melys' started out life in the picturesque town of Betws-y-Coed in North Wales.

Murray The Hump

The band are best described as Robbie Williams on the piss with Heffner.

Jeb Loy Nichols

“Jeb Loy Nichols sounds like the Al Green of Jamaica, the Peter Tosh of Tupelo,[and] the Merle Haggard of the British hip-hop scene.” - and he lives in mid-Wales.

1000 Tragic Words

Rock / Emo / Punk : 1000 Tragic Words is a band of four school mates, 2 of them being brothers. At the moment, they are doing all their recordings at home with a home studio setup. This link is to their page on the PureVolume site.

Picture Frame Seduction

Punk Rock band formed in Haverfordwest in 1978 - and still going strong!


South Wales 4-piece melodic rock band

Smoke Like A Fish

Newtown's / UK's top punky-ska band? Some of us think so! They have been gigging consistently for many years, and if you don't know what you are missing, don't miss them again.

Sound Waves

An astonishing mixture of haunting musical textures with compelling African-inspired grooves. Everything is improvised so nothing is quite what you expect - and nothing is quite what we expect.

Staedtler & Waldorf

The brains (it's tempting, but no, I won't say anything...! ed.) behind Staedler and Waldorf meld the auditory stimuli of pulsing breakbeats, dark synths, tribal rhythms and addictive vocals with a stage show featuring beautiful, sensuous dancers and awe inspiring laser lighting.

The Stereophonics


Super Furry Animals

Visit this site if you think your Furry enough.


3 piece band from South Wales, comprising of drummer, bassist/guitarist and guitarist/vocalist.

Walker Nash

Song-based acoustic act from Rhayader; singer/songwriters above all else, predominantly performing their own music, but also stamping their unique mark on some carefully chosen standards.

The links below are to other sites that cover a range of Welsh musicians.

Cerdd Ystwyth Music

Shop based in Aberystwyth, selling sheet music, CDs, tapes and instruments - very good 'links' section to mid-Wales musicians and bands.

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