Trwbador (I am guessing it’s pronounced Troubador) are a boy/girl duo from Carmarthenshire in South Wales featuring half Welsh, half Dutch singer and producer Angharad Van Rijswijk alongside the ‘intricate guitar playing and hip hop style productions of all Welsh’ Owain Gwilym.
Their new single is entitled ‘Safe’ and although it’s not out until February 25, I thought it would be really nice to share this with you. Actually their stuff is really rather great, full stop.
They’ve collaborated quite a bit with Cornershop, supported Laura J Martin (who I wrote about on this blog last year) and they have announced the following live dates (just England and Wales):
SATURDAY 23/02/2013 CARMARTHEN, THE PARROT
TUESDAY 26/02/2013 CARDIFF, BUFFALO BAR
WEDNESDAY 27/02/2013 LONDON, SLAUGHTERED LAMB
FRIDAY 01/03/2013 LEICESTER, COOKIE JAR
SATURDAY 02/03/2013 LIVERPOOL, MELLO MELLO
SUNDAY 03/03/2013 THE COMPASS, CHESTER
They have also announced that their debut album will be released on March 25 (according to the press release) or April 1 (according to their website), and that there is another tour to follow, with ‘dates in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leicester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.’ So it looks like those of us north of the border should get to see them soon.
This, by the way, is the very first song they ever did, and you can download it:
I don’t know anything about this song, except it’s really rather lovely, twee in the best possible sense, and also free to download: