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Nation Cymru launches the Welsh New Wave Playlist

14 Feb 2022 2 minute read

On Valentine’s Day we’re launching something that we think you’ll love.

Over the last two years of a global pandemic music has been such an escapist pleasure for so many.

Music is a sanctuary. It’s a dopamine fix for our mental well-being, a shot-in-the-arm to keep us strong in these turbulent times. Never have we needed its transformative and transportative power more.

And thankfully our appetite for listening to and discovering new music remains undiminished. If anything our collective experience has emboldened our desire to help those artists we love and those we are only now discovering.

Those in the embryonic stages of their own personal musical journeys need support and encouragement during what has been a tough time for the nation’s music makers.

Love music

There’s so much incredible music being made in Wales right now that we thought it remiss of us if we didn’t let these wonderful sounds loose on your ears and do our bit to support those supremely talented artists.

It’s inconceivable to measure how much we love music in Wales. We’re not the Land of Song for nothing.

So every month we will be serving up the best new music from Wales to soundtrack your life in our Welsh New Wave Playlist – 40 plus amazing tracks.

(Also check out the embedded playlist on the right hand column on Nation Cymru’s pages, so you can listen whenever you want)

Listen, investigate and discover – and come back next month for a brand new playlist.

*** If you’d like your music considered for the The Welsh New Wave Playlist drop a line to David Owens at [email protected]

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Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
2 years ago

Excellent! But wouldn’t Dydd Santes Dwynwen been a better launch day?

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr John Ball

But that’s 50 weeks away…

… maybe Dydd Gwyl Dewi instead? 🙂

Andy Mayes
Andy Mayes
2 years ago

Great news! How can do you get on the playlist? Also, does music written by a Welshman, who is not in Wales currently qualify?

If so, I’d love for you to consider our work – we are Riot of the Black Llama – and check out our songs.

“Legacy” has the strongest links to Cymru as the independence movement provided the inspiration for the lyrics.


4 months ago

Huw Dylan Owen – Cau’r Hen Le should be on your playlist

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