Welsh Weirdness Worth Wildin’ Out To: Cate Le Bon

Good tunes for the trippers: “Cardiff’s Cate Le Bon … sings like Nico over a score that could’ve been produced by Os Mutantes in their prime.” Via A.V. Club.

[Photo stolen from my friend Kyle Dean Reinford.]

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Review: Gruff Rhys Delivers ‘Hotel Shampoo’

Gruff Rhys, "Hotel Shampoo"

Welsh odd-pop whiz Gruff Rhys is notoriously difficult to pin down stylistically, and usually that works for him. Strapped to a sturdy band or collaborator like Super Furry Animals or Neon Neon, his roving eye for left-field electronics, breezy tropicalia, playful psych-rock, and freaky folk is a valuable asset. But left to his own devices …

Well, now that’s a different story. Read the full review at The A.V. Club.

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