Having made a name for himself in Wales as a founder member of pop band Yr Ods and a member of Yucatan, 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 released his debut album on Blinc on October 6th, 2017.
“With powerful vocals and swirling layers of impressive synth work, the debut album from Welsh artist OSHH acts as an excellent introduction to electronic music. Used To Fly displays an acute sense of melody and atmosphere, while Birds offers an inspirational and vivacious listen. Finally, Aflonyddu closes the album with sweeping theatrics. We are left with the sense that, while OSHH may be a newcomer in the field of modern electronic music, he has a bright future ahead of him”
– Buzz Magazine
A superb listen. Coming in hot straight from the school of modern electro-wizards such as LA Priest (Late Of The Pier), Jamie XX, Solid Gold and Will Wiesenfeld (Baths), OSHH is a stunningly woozy, softly beating work of gorgeous electronica with slightly darkened edges.
– Record Culture
Following the success of the OSHH album released early October, Blinc Records will be releasing the song Sibrydion as a new single. Out December 15th from the Blinc online shop, available as a download in a choice of MP3, FLAC or WAV.
In the meantime, you can listen to the song here… https://soundcloud.com/oshhmusic/sibrydion
In addition to this single release, there are many exciting things coming up for OSHH over the next few weeks, including a brand new video, and live performances. More details soon…
Following the digital release of the new OSHH album, the CD and clear vinyl is available today in various shops across England such as HMV, Amazon, Rough Trade East (London), Reflex (Newcastle), Probe Records (Liverpool), Juno Records (London), Piccadilly Records (Manchester) a Record Culture (West Midlands) – and many more… plus shops all over Wales including Spillers Records (Cardiff) and Palas Print (Caernarfon).
The limited edition clear vinyl includes a free download code to get the MP3, FLAC or WAV from the Blinc website.
Also don’t forget that the CD, vinyl and digital version of this album are available from the Blinc Records digital shop, https://blincrecords.com/shop
Here’s the video for ‘Hen Hanesion’, the album’s opening track and recent single… https://youtu.be/qTqWDaWZS84
Here is a review of the album in Buzz Magazine (4/5)… http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/uncategorized/october-albums-music-review
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.
Pre-order the album here now…
Apple Music: https://itun.es/gb/gzMtkb
More details to follow…