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
The time has come for Feathers to be blown into the air as Carw’s new single is released today.
The song’s already caught the attention of BBC Radio stations, having been played many times on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru in the run up to the release, and placed by Bethan Elfyn on the BBC Introducing Mixtape on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6Music this week.
Here is where you can purchase this digital-only release…
iTunes – https://t.co/KwcDef7Thd
And as ever, it is available in three different digital formats at the Blinc Records shop – http://blincrecords.com/product/carw-feathers-mp3flacwav
There are at least a dozen different ways of buying the new ‘Les Sœurs’ EP by Carw, so you have no excuse!
Buy the digital version…
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/les-s-urs-ep/id996816462
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Carw_Les_S%C5%93urs?id=B2td3n5rxuddhm3wu7sgsfaynui
Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XYVZF6Q/ref=sr_1_1_rd?_encoding=UTF8&child=B00XYVZJP8&qid=1433791448&sr=1-1%3C/a%3E
Blinc Records – http://recordiaublinc.com/cynnyrch/carw-les-soeurs-ep-mp3flacwav-2/
And don’t forget that you can buy the CD and vinyl from the Blinc Records website http://recordiaublinc.com/siop, and from all good records shops throughout Wales.
ARMS & SLEEPERS (Boston, USA) + Ifan Dafydd + Carw
Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda
Saturday 06.06.2015 7:30pm
Tickets: £10.00 / £8.00
ARMS & SLEEPERS: Ambient/Electronic/Trip-Hop
Official – http://armsandsleepers.com
Facebook – https://facebook.com/
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SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/arms-
Bandcamp – http://wearearmsandsleepers.
Tickets: £10.00 / £8.00
A box full of copies of the new Carw EP, Les Sœurs!
The EP will be out on June 8th, less than three weeks away. It’ll be available to buy in the digital shop on blincrecords.com, either on CD, vinyl, or digital download.
Also watch out for a video to one of the songs from the EP.