Iechyd Da – A Tribute to Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci


10 years on from Welsh psych-pop phenomenons Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci going their separate ways, Recordiau Prin‘s head honcho, Ash Cooke has curated Iechyd Da – The Music of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci; a 32-track celebration of the band, featuring covers from Gulp, Gorwel Owen Seazoo, Sweet Benfica, Stuart Kidd, Helicopter Spies, Baby Brave and many more.

Gorky’s are regarded as one of the most original and unique bands in the history of Welsh music. Formed in Carmarthen, west Wales in 1991, they drew from a diverse & eclectic range of musical influences, sang in both Welsh & English, released a string of excellent albums and thus, their cult status was cemented. Personally, it is a retrospective appreciation of their music. Lets just say, there weren’t many record shops in Kildare stocking Gorky’s stuff but their impact and influence has been a lasting one. Iechyd Da is a wonderful collection, crafted with obvious affection and respect it’s not only a tribute to Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, but a thank you from all those involved who loved the band’s music over the years. New to Gorky’s or a seasoned fan? There is something here for everyone.

There are a number of choice cuts from Stuart Kidd, Seazoo and Helicopter Spies for your perusal below. To seal the deal, Iechyd Da is out now and available for FREE from here.


(Video) Euros Childs – ‘That’s Better’

Welsh singer-songwriter and former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs released his new album Summer Special last week. It is staggeringly his fifth album in three years, now that is prolific! 

There is something intoxicating about lead single ‘That’s Better’, I just can’t get it out of my head. ‘It’s a bright, perky and infectious slice of sunshine filled indie pop, melodiousness and deceptive simplicity. Don’t just take my word for it, give it a spin below and see if you can resist it’s inescapable allure. 

Summer Special is out now on his own label, National Elf, which as it happens, is offering previous releases for download on a ‘name your price’ basis over here.

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