Pulse-quickening, infectiously irresistible electro-indie-pop tiptoes from the DIY studio set-up of Cardiff-based singer-songwriter Carw, as he releases his third single, FEATHERS via BLINC Records on Friday 28 September 2018 to preclude his anticipated, debut LP, Skin Shed.
There’s always a summit at the top of every glistening mountain slope and Feathers provides a breathtaking view from the album’s peak (released Fri 12 October 2018), bringing Carw’s pop sensibilities rushing to the surface of his understated songcraft. Carw’s lo-fi masterpiece (co-produced with Llion Roberston, producer of Gruff Rhys’ Babelsberg) has already offered two, radio-charming singles in Lanterns and Lovers with repeated plays on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales.
Carw, Welsh for ‘deer’, emerges from a world of music, art and literature with a determinedly focused and self-initiated project influenced by 1980s electronic pop, the expansive dream worlds painted by Cocteau Twins’ guitars and the sun-setting grooves of Balearic House. Carw’s creative vision has been to cherrypick nature’s influence, having grown up in rural isolation, whilst suffusing deep breaths of clean air with the dust kicked-up in the vibrant cycle of city life.Under his real name of Owain Griffiths, Carw’s previous collaborations and live appearances have been as part of Cotton Wolf, Eugene Capper & Rhodri Brooks, Winter Villains and the electronic synth trio, Hlemma.
Based in North Wales and serving at the vanguard of new music of Welsh origin and contemporary Welsh language music, BLINC Records releases Carw’s debut album in summer 2018, following previous releases by Welsh Music Prize 2017 nominees, HMS Morris and husband and wife soundsmiths, Rogue Jones.