Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Welsh Wednesday #90

Desperados by Sibrydion

Quite why it's taken 90 instalments to get round to featuring Sibrydion is a bit of a mystery of my own making. No matter, it's worth the wait. Formed by Osian and Meilir Gwynedd following the dissolution of Big Leaves, Sibrydion make that wonderful 60s/70s-influenced psychedelic pop that the Welsh do so well. Comparisons range from Super Furry Animals to the Beach Boys and everything in between.

Their third album, 2009's 'Campfire Classics', was their first (only!) in the English tongue and, as such, gained them rave reviews in the UK press, not just their native Wales. It is a cracking record to be fair. I could well have gone for any one of a number of tracks for you today, but I've plumped for Desperados.

Sibrydion's last album was 'Uwchben Y Drefn' back in 2011, but a remix album was made available for free via Bandcamp in 2012. No word from them since, but nothing out there to suggest they broke up. Let's just hope it's merely one of those 'hiatus' things...


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