Since forming in 2010, Welsh duo Trwbador have forged a distinctive and fruitful partnership for serenely beautiful, otherworldly music, merging folk and glitchy electronica with near perfection.
Having already greatly impressed with their self-titled debut (including a Welsh Music Prize nomination), they release their second album Several Wolves this week, and will be hoping to emulate or surpass the successes of their debut. Baring that in mind, it’s a pretty apt time to cast an eye over ‘Side By Side’, the second single from the new album. ‘Side By Side’ is quintessentially Trwbador. Scant electro-folk meets with some great experimentation – all bleeps, soft melodies, bouncing beats and delicate vocal looping – conspiring to create a serene, relaxing and melodic piece of sparkling alt-pop. Fabulous stuff from Owain Gwilym and Angharad van Rijswijk once again, who have to be one of the most unique and unusual acts around at the moment.
Several Wolves is out now and you can stream it in full from here.