Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Welsh Wednesday #87

Graves by Climbing Trees

Those who enjoy CC's Americana posts will probably love today's offering from the South Wales valleys. Climbing Trees hail from Pontypridd and make what has been dubbed 'Cymrucana'. It's very, very good indeed.

Climbing Trees released their debut album 'Hebron' in 2013 and quickly picked up plaudits galore. Their new album (still untitled at the time of writing) is out next month. Today's song was put out as a single last autumn and is, quite frankly, an utter delight. It's authentic Americana from Rhondda Cynon Taf[1].

I have something of an aversion to bands with beards. Climbing Trees maybe one of only a few who I would make an exception for. That is about the highest honour I can give them. Oh, and that of all my Welsh Wednesday posts, this is one of my faves.

Here's the video shot in Climbing Trees' hometown of Pontypridd.

I wrote a piece for Webbie's most excellent Football and Music site about the Super Furry Animals, their unofficial Wales Euro 2016 single and their long association with the beautiful game. Check it out here.

[1] Roughly pronounced Rontha Kunnun Tav


  1. Welsh Americana - splendid stuff

  2. I don't know if you have plans to share any further examples of Cymrucana with us Robster, but if you do and they're anywhere near as good as Climbing Trees, bring 'em on.