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Violas / R. Seiliog / Laurence Made Me Cry / Gig 17/04/13

25 Feb

Buffalo Violas poster

Balderdash & myself  have got together once again to put on a smart ….. & i mean it’s a smart line up. Playing at Buffalo Bar, Cardiff on the 17. 04. 2013.

We have the pleasure of bringing to you, playing their first gig of 2013, our good friends, the ethereal Violas. Cardiff dream pop who turned heads last summer when they released their matured ‘NOS  SOMNIA’ E.P, with their brooding layers reverberating neatly, they shimmer to gorgeous effect.

 R. Seiliog. Put simply his music drones & loops, elevated with cheeky little melodic jaunts & pops. Having spent much of 2010-12 recording & touring with H.Hawkline, Cate Le bon, Gruff Rhys & Euros Childs; R. Seiliog’s debut EP ‘Shuffles’ saw him prepare the world for his interwoven frayed, melodic threads of krautrock, psych & experimental electronics.

Just around the corner is the release date of the album ‘Diary of me’ by Laurence Made Me Cry on March 11th.  A folk tale entangled with electronic touches & organic sounds, paint a myriad of pictures. Awkward, beautiful & twee. It’s kinship kitchen sink drama with extra depth from a personal perspective.

I’ll be on DJ duties & possibly Balderdash, playing some good trippy vibes

So be there at the door by 7.30pm with your best glazed eyes & tippy tappy shoes if you please.

V I O L A S ~ NOS SOMNIA

27 Aug

 

 

Using the photographs of Owain Griffiths the singer of the Cardiff band Violas I pieced together these designs for the new Violas E.P Nos Somnia, which is out today 27/08/12 on I KA CHING Records. The images come from a collection of photographs Owain took when taking time out in Nepal. He had already been ghosting some of the images together & came to me to take it to the next step & create the project into a finished package. Both Owains in the band Owain Morgan & Owain G. with artist Hannah Morris would visit me some evenings for design sessions, bringing with them gifts of cookies & muffins (yumm). We kept the idea of ghosting the images together, bringing an ethereal dreamlike quality to the images of mountaintops. They spoke of how their new recordings had matured into more epic dream-pop structures, we felt that the images were a pin-point reflection of their sound.  Nos Somnia is released on CD and also digitally on itunes, amazon, spotify etc.  Copies of the EP are available from the following independent record shops; Awen Meirion (Y Bala); Andy’s Records (Aberystwyth), Spillers Records (Cardiff); The Parrot (Carmarthen), and from www.sadwrn.com . Their Nos Somnia E.P launch gig is this Wednesday at Undertone, Cardiff with We’re No Heroes supporting. Gigs:

29.08.12 – Noson Lansio / Launch Night – UndUertone, Caerdydd / Cardiff
01.08.12 – Lodestar Festival, Cambridge
08.09.12 – Gwyl Gwydir, Llanrwst

V I O L A S ~ P E N S E I R I

1 Aug

VIOLAS Promo Postcard Designed by Me & images supplied by Owain Griffiths. If you see one of these postcards on your travels, be sure to pick one up.

It gives I KA CHING RECORDS great pleasure to announce that Violas‘ new EP, Nos Somnia will be released on I KA CHING Records on 27 August 2012, and as a taster of what’s to come, kindly invite you to download a track off the EP, Penseiri, completely free of charge  HERE 
The Cardiff based five piece’s recent material is released following the success of their last EP, Hwylio//Sailing (Owlet Records) released back in November 2011 on CD, and digitally in January 2012.  The EP drew extensive airplay and publicity with a number of positive reviews appearing in the media, and the Sea Shells track from the EP going viral in March 2012, being the 17th most listened to track on music blogs.
Since forming in 2009, the Violas developed significantly in terms of their music, and since recriuting a fifth member to the group in 2011, their style and music has matured rapidly over the last year.
Nos Somnia will be released on CD and also digitally on itunes, amazon, spotify etc.  Copies of the EP will also be available from the following independant record shops; Awen Meirion (Y Bala); Andy’s Records (Aberystwyth), Spillers Records (Cardiff); The Parrot (Carmarthen), and from www.sadwrn.com .
Please find a list of Violas‘ up & coming gigs:
Gigs:
25.08.12 – Pesda Roc, Bethesda
27.08.12 – Nyth yn y Nant, Nant Gwrtheyrn
29.08.12 – Noson Lansio / Launch Night – Undertone, Caerdydd / Cardiff
01.08.12 – Lodestar Festival, Cambridge
08.09.12 – Gwyl Gwydir, Llanrwst