With the festival only a week away on the 4th June, Gwdihw will be hosting the first ever BeatReview micro festival here is a preview of the bands that will be playing the indoor stage.
John Blek & The Rats
John Blek and the Rats are a four-piece folk and country group from Cork City whose infectious brand of Americana influenced balladry has travelled up and down the roads of Ireland, the UK and Europe, kicking up the dust in the dark corners for the last two years.
West Wales outfit Little Arrow have been described as a “rare thing, a genuinely heartwarming group informed by an ancient folk tradition but not consumed by it. An act seemingly completely oblivious to the prevailing trends, making music for the sake of expression and in an attempt to affect the listener”
Joshua Caole is a folk singer from Cardiff, he enjoys speaking Spanish, trying new types of pizza and watching bad films. He splits his time between Cardiff and Villajoyosa in Spain.
A Cardiff/Bristol Based Band based around the 1970′s folk & blues styled confessional songs of Ivan Moult. Prepare to be blown away as this guy is really talented.
Live, Scriber silences any room with the pure honesty and fragility in his voice, married beautifully with his delicate guitar playing. On record he is even stronger; the centerpiece of subtly complex arrangements, haunting melodies and a stunning lyrical ability.
His music is an effortlessly creative mix of styles, moods and theatrics sewn together to form something altogether quite unique. His influences are equally varied and seem to belong to someone much older. Listing The Pixies, The Pogues and Tom Waits as influences, his performances, though acoustic, provide similar energy, variation and presence.
Remember to get your tickets for the festival here