Having made a name for himself in Wales as a founder member of pop band Yr Ods, Osian Howells begun releasing his own material on Blinc Records under the name OSHH. The music graduate from Star, Anglesey, has taken a new direction with his style of dark pop, and has released a string of singles on the label – All Mistakes, Lleisiau’n Galw and Dal i Frwydro – and another of his songs, Rhywbeth Gwell featuring on the Welsh language compilation O’r Nyth. He has recently been completing work on his eponymous debut album, recorded in the label’s own recording studio, Ironworks Studio in Llanllyfni, North Wales.
His live performances include festivals such as the Huw Stephens-curated Sŵn Festival in Cardiff, and Gŵyl Gardd Goll on Angelsey, with a live band consisting of Gwion Llewelyn (Villagers, Race Horses), Griff Lynch (Yr Ods), brother Guto Howells (Yr Eira) and Ioan Llewelyn.
OSHH will be releasing his debut album on Blinc during 2017.
Welsh electro wizard OSHH releases his debut album on 6th October on Blinc Records, on CD, special edition clear vinyl, and digitally. Previewed online with Alive – a quick stepping, heartbroken slice of synth pop. https://soundcloud.com/oshhmusic/alive
The tremulous vocals and the creeping tectonic plates of reverb and synth, make OSHH’s debut an unlikely piece of euphoric pop. Yet from the windswept shores of Anglesey, via a studio in rural North Wales, OSHH has built an album of futuristic slow burning hooks and ambitious arrangements. From the opener Hen Hanesion, the interplanetary communique Used to Fly featuring Casi, the big beat drama of Birds and the beating electronic heart of You Were Wrong and You Were Right, this is a distinctly modern album with a strong dose of mysticism.
A music graduate from Bangor University, Howells crew up in the village of Star on the island of Anglesey. Having made a name for himself in Wales as a founder member of pop band Yr Ods, Osian Howells began releasing his own material on Blinc Records in 2014 – the tracks All Mistakes, Lleisiau’n Galw and Dal i Frwydro. Another of his songs, Rhywbeth Gwell featured on the Welsh language compilation O’r Nyth.
His live performances have included Huw Stephens’ Sŵn Festival in Cardiff and Gŵyl Gardd Goll on Angelsey, with a live band consisting of Gwion Llewelyn (Villagers, Race Horses), Griff Lynch (Yr Ods), brother Guto Howells (Yr Eira) and Ioan Llewelyn. His tracks have been played by many DJs on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and Amazing Radio, including Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton.
Recorded at Ironworks Studio in Llanllyfni near Caernarfon, with producer Kevin Jones, OSHH exists at the darker end of the pop spectrum, plotting the distance between peoples and places in stories both real and imagined.
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We’ll have new music coming out from Osian Howells in the near future, so watch this space…
Osian Howells is back with a new single ‘Dal i Frwydro’, his first work released this year. Continuing the collaboration with Blinc Records, Osian has been working with producer Tom Loffman for this track, who has taken Osian’s distinctive wall of sound to a new direction.
This promises to be a busy year for Osian, and this single will be the first fruit of his recent labour.
‘Dal i Frwydro’ will be released on March 23rd, on Blinc Records, available from iTunes and many other music download sites.
Osian Howells’ second single
Osian Howells’ first solo single, and the first release from Blinc Records