• Winner of Best Festival for Emerging Talent at UK Festival Awards

  • FOCUS Wales yn BreakOut West 2018

    see you in kelowna

    FOCUS Wales at BreakOut West 2018

    Mae FOCUS Wales yn falch i fod yn bartner gyda BreakOut West, Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru, a’r Swyddfa Llywodraeth Cymru yng Nghanada i arddangos 2 o artistiaid newydd o Gymru yn yr ŵyl yn Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, dros y 10-14 o Hydref.
    Mae’r ceisiadau i chwarae wedi cau.

    Beth yw BreakOut West?
    BreakOut West yw’r brif ŵyl diwydiant cerdd a gynhelir gan Gynghrair Cerdd Gorllewin Canada. Gan ddenu cynrychiolwyr o’r diwydiant cerddoriaeth o bob cwr o’r byd, bob blwyddyn cynhelir y digwyddiad cyffrous hwn mewn gwahanol ranbarthau o orllewin Canada. Eleni, bydd y digwyddiad yn cael ei gynnal yn Kelowna, BC, o Hydref 10-14. Mae’r digwyddiad pedwar diwrnod hwn yn cynnwys cynhadledd cerddoriaeth 4 diwrnod, ac ŵyl gerdd 3 nos. Mwy o wybodaeth YMA

    Ymunwch â ni am y derbynfa FOCUS Wales @ BreakOut West:

    5pm – 6pm Dydd Sadwrn, 13 Hydref
    @ The Upper Terrace, Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort
    1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3


    9:15pm Kidsmoke
    Muninn’s Post, 575 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N9

    11:45pm Campfire Social
    DOJA Coffee Shop, 274 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N4

    8:30pm Campfire Social
    Craft Beer Market, 257 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2

    10:45pm Kidsmoke
    Craft Beer Market, 257 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2




    Disgwyl fersiwn Cymraeg…
    Kidsmoke are Lance (Vocals/Guitar), James (Bass/Vocals), Sophie (Guitar/Vocals) and Ash (Drums). Their shimmering brand of dreamy indie-pop has seen them make waves in their native North Wales (UK). The Wrexham-based 4 piece have made a flying start to 2018, adding to their Netflix sync deal (Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror) with a ‘BBC6 Music recommends track of the week’ from Steve Lamacq, support dates with Bryde, Euros Childs and Gaz Goombes – as well a special performance with the Joy Formidable as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival. The four-piece note The Smiths, The Beatles, Wild Nothing and Real Estate among their many influences and have garnered a reputation for producing well-crafted, super-catchy indie-pop nuggets. A dynamic and engaging act, their live shows are not to be missed – they have several major festivals under their belts including Festival Number 6, Green Man, Focus Wales and Dot to Dot. Following on from 2017’s EP release & ‘Save Your Sorrow’, the band are heading into the studio this summer to record their debut album, which will be released in spring 2019 – with singles scheduled for late 2018.

    ‘Their songs to date are like exquisite, detail-rich pastoral pop miniatures, all lovestruck or lovelorn lyrics, perfect chord progressions, dovetailing harmonies and jingle-jangling guitars.’
    The Sunday Times

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    Campfire Social promo 2017

    Disgwyl fersiwn Cymraeg…
    Llangollen based 5 piece, Campfire Social, are a refuge from the wild woods all around. Their incandescent, melodic songs take the intimate heartbreak of Elliott Smith and embellish with golden harmonies borrowed from The Beach Boys mixed with subtle hints of their personal love for post-rock and the mid 90’s emo scene. At times getting you up off your chairs in a passionate rage, at others just to dance but always filled with hope. Since the release of their first single ‘Nothing Nowhere Never Now’, they have received continued support from the likes of Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales) and various other Radio DJs, podcasts and online new music media outlets. That song is now one of two tracks from the 2017 released ‘Wellbeing EP’ selected for the A-list by BBC Radio Wales resulting in continued airplay, a live session with Janice Long and further BBC 6 music plays. Last year the band were invited to play at Festival Number 6 and the industry showcase festival Zandari Festa, in Seoul, South Korea, where they performed 4 showcases, including a headline performance representing the Welsh Music scene and promoting their upcoming releases. This year has seen standout showcases at FOCUS Wales 2018, and more recently Campfire Social were chosen as part of the BBC Horizons 12 project.

    ‘Campfire Social are a sanctuary of warmest humanity and crackling, luminous melancholy. The kind of melancholy that makes the heart flutter and take flight’
    Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

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    Cyflwynir y prosiect hwn gan FOCUS Wales mewn partneriaeth â BreakOut West, Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru a’r Swyddfa Llywodraeth Cymru yng Nghanada