From the depths of Mid Wales comes Owain Griffiths, lead vocalist of indie band Violas, who now lives in Cardiff. Under the moniker Carw, Owain’s music follows a new direction, experimenting with 80s synth sounds and dream-pop melodies weaving through layers of guitar effects, punctuated by abrupt drum-machine beats.

As well as live sessions for S4C programme Ochr 1, for Georgia Ruth’s show on C2 BBC Radio Cymru, and many plays on Adam Walton’s BBC Radio Wales show, Carw has attracted a lot of attention for his recent live preformances, joined onstage by an assemblage of machines and instruments.

Carw’s first EP, Les Sœurs was released in June 2015 on Blinc.

Laying gorgeously demurring earworms in your headspace, ‘Elevate’ comes pressed upon dream drifting flotillas of solar seafaring Balearic braids that coalesce to exact a sweetly spectral and serenely sighing bliss kissed haze upon your listening space which just when you’re idly surrendered to its calming charms it sneaks upon you leaving lazy eyed love notes in your back pocket.

– Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience/God Is in the TV


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