Welsh trio ADWAITH share new video for “Gartref”, hint at debut album, announce UK tour dates with Gwenno October ’18

July 31, 2018

The Shoot



Share new single/video, ‘Gartref’
Out now on Libertino Records

Listen/watch here:


Adwaith are Gwenllian, Hollie and Heledd; a post-folk, post-punk band from Carmarthen, South West Wales.

The release of their debut single ‘Pwysau’ at the end of 2016 heralded a new brave and exciting chapter for Welsh music. Opening the floodgates for four further releases within eighteen months and gaining rapid critical acclaim and extensive radio plays on BBC Radio 1BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio.

Their latest single ‘Gartref‘ is the sound of a band stretching and exploring hidden parts of their creative process as a unit. Driven by their musical instinct and written off the cuff in the studio during recording, it displays a clear indication of where the band is headed next on their musical journey. Taking influence from ‘The Scream’ era Siouxsie and the Banshees and the metallic desolation of Public Image Ltd ‘Metal Box’, ‘Gartref’ boldly states that they are not scared to explore a darker, moodier musical pallet. You get a feel for The VelvetsPatti Smith, the brash pop of The Gorillas, the elastic bass of The Cureand so much more in Adwaith’s sound, but eventually all you can hear is Adwaith, the fresh sound redefining Welsh music for a new generation.

Gwenllian Anthony from the band said of the video;
Gartref represents a longing for something which isn’t clear. What is home? Where is it?

Directors The Shoot said;
The video is an exploration of the unconscious search for home and the never ending question of who are we. A conceptual representation and imagining of the emotions and actions of everyday life. A journey with no end portrayed through the stages of life from the questioning of infancy and curiosity of a child to the arrogance of youth and the wisdom of old age but still searching with no end in sight not even death.

Adwaith – Gartref

Adwaith have also been instrumental in encouraging gender equality within the Welsh music scene, via the creation of the FEMME gig nights. A succession of sold out club shows featuring artists as diverse as Ani GlassChromaSerol SerolGwenno and the legendary Patricia Morgan from Datblygu all sharing the same stage.

In the short time since their beginning, Adwaith have become a solid headline band, racking up slots at The Future is Female festivalSWN festival and European dates alongside fellow Welsh artist Gruff Rhys. October 2018 sees them heading out on the road with Gwenno, having been selected as one of BBC Horizons artists for 2018.

In the middle of all this activity Adwaith have managed to record their debut album and their label Libertino believe it’s ‘creatively ground breaking and will stand as one of the important albums from Wales alongside the works of Gorky’s Zygotic MynciSuper Furry Animals and Gwenno.’

Live dates:

6th August – Sofar Sounds, London
8th August – Caffi Maes B, Eisteddfod
8th August – Merched yn neud miwsig, Eisteddfod
8th August – Porters, Cardiff
10th August – Llwyfan Y Maes, Eisteddfod
11th August – Maes D, Eisteddfod
11th August – Maes B, Eisteddfod
16th-19th August  – Green Man Festival

5th September – Yr Egin, Carmarthen
6th – 9th September – Festival NO.6
11th September – The Social, London

Supporting Gwenno:

12th October – Bristol, Thekla
13th October – Manchester, Now Wave
17th October – Tramshed, SWN, Cardiff
18th October – London, Islington Assembly hall
19th October – Southampton, The Loft
20th October – Falmouth University
21st October – Exeter University


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