Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Welsh Wednesday #4

Spin That Girl Around by Euros Childs

Freshwater East is a coastal village in one of the most popular tourist areas in Wales. It sits in one of the southernmost parts of Pembrokeshire in the far west of the country. It is a beautiful part of the world.

The most famous export of Freshwater East is a singer-songwriter who fronted one of Wales’ most popular bands in the 90s. Euros (pronounced Air-oss) Childs, one-time frontman of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, the band with the silliest name in rock, has a prolific history as a solo artist, knocking out no fewer than nine albums since 2006. Add to that two live albums and another three as a member of Jonny, Cousins and Short & Curlies, and you begin to realise just what a hard working chap he is.

While not all Euros’ work will appeal to everyone (2010’s ‘Face Dripping’, for instance, is probably best avoided by most), he does tend to come up with some real solid gems. Spin That Girl Around was originally recorded for Marc Riley’s show on BBC 6Music in 2009 and became the show’s most requested session track. Childs, however, didn’t record or release the song until 2011’s album ‘Ends’. A new recording of it was made for a single the following year, and it is this version that I regard as the definitive one.

It’s worth noting that all of Euros Childs’ solo releases and collaborative albums are available to download FOR FREE from his website. You can, of course, donate voluntarily or buy CDs.



  1. Shirley Bassey next week? Llwybr Llaethog?

  2. Neither next week, but one of those is on my list. The other isn't. You'll have to wait to find out... ;-)