Share new single “Dilyn lesu Grist”
Announce debut album ‘Sbwriel Gwyn’
due 27th September via Libertino Records
Welsh psych-punkers Los Blancos have announced they will release their debut albumSbwriel Gwyn (transl. White Trash) via Libertino Records on 27th September, revealing a hurtling long-player packed with adrenalin rushed guitars and beautifully chaotic, slacker-rock noise.
Opening single ‘Dilyn Iesu Grist’ (transl. ‘Follow Jesus Christ’) is a spikey and unrelenting race to the finish line. A song that demands to be noticed, with an immediacy that echoes the MC5’s punk before punk rallying call and culminates cosmically with a glorious ‘falling down the stairs’ guitar solo.
Vocalist and bassist Dewi Jones explains “it’s a song about empty rhetoric and how something that is utter nonsense can sound profound and meaningful. It is not necessarily a dig at religion; it can apply to popular culture or politics, such as ‘brexit means brexit etc’ or cringey inspirational quotes on social media”.
“Dilyn lesu Grist” is a pure track, it’s beaming punk, honesty and energy. Another band who easily captivates their listener.
Los Blancos, a classic line up of two guitars, vocals, bass and drums, has a gift for turning the melancholic and insular into the universal. This is the band that is re-defining Welsh pop music as raw, immediate and relevant.
The 12 tracks on Sbwriel Gwyn, perfectly captured by producer Kris Jenkins aka Sir Doufus Styles (SFA, Gruff Rhys, Cate La Bon, H Hawkline), are honest, unflinching still frames of young adulthood. With their fuzzy heartfelt exuberance on one side and reflective doubting vulnerability on the other, Sbwriel Gwyn is uncompromisingly Los Blancos.
To fall in love with Sbwriel Gwyn is to fall in love, yet again, with the unmistakable power of songs that are unashamedly, creatively open, bursting with the drunken passion and abandonment of The Replacements, The Lemonheads, Y Cyrff and the dark mystery ofThe Velvet Underground. The playful joy of creating within the four walls of the rehearsal space can be clearly heard overflowing from this album.
The band will be promoting Sbwriel Gwyn during their Welsh tour this autumn and will announce wider UK dates for 2020 later this year.
Friday 27th September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Friday 18th October – Bar Seler, Cardigan
Friday 1st November – Clwb Canol Dre, Caernarfon
Saturday 2nd November – Ty Pawb, Wrexham
1. Dilyn Iesu Grist
2. Ti Di Newid
3. Ymson Luc Swan
4. Cadw Fi Lan
5. (Ddim yn) Grêt
6. Chwarter I Dri
7. Llosgi’r Gannwyll I Ddim
8. Sbwriel Gwyn
9. Pymtheg Stôn o Anhrefn Pur