Bach Review: NINNAU
(The North American Welsh Newspaper)
is a duo made up of brothers Ynyr and Eurig
Roberts and that has developed a reputation
for melodic rock sounds similar to that of groups
such as Epitaff (of which the Roberts brothers
were formerly part of) and Y Profiad and has
become very popular in this genre over the last
two years. They have played many performances
in recent times, (including an appearance on
the current Radio Cymru C2 live session "C2
yn y Ciwb") and have gained the approval
of concert goers which seems a prerequisite
for long-time success.
their first two albums on Gwynfryn Cymunedol,
Brigyn and Brigyn 2, the brothers have recently
released a 7 inch vinyl single that is untitled,
though is generally identified by the main track
on it, "Buta Efo'r Maffia". I was
alerted to this by a local newspaper review,
where it was described as being quite different
from their previous work, and of course I was
interested enough to go out and look for it,
ending up finding it at a new independent book/record
shop in Caernarfon.
single has three tracks on it, with "Buta
Efo'r Maffia" being their most distinctive
and most memorable. It has a bit of a "psychadelic"
feel about it and is anything but melodic rock,
but retains the catchy hooks that could potentially
make it a big success on the welsh music scene
if it ever get enough airplay.
the flip side the first track is "Jericho",
which has a lighter acoustic sound, closer to
melodic rock but having more of a traditional
feel to it as well. The single finishes with
"Ty Bach Twt", which is actually a
traditionally based song and it's short and
"Buta Efo'r Maffia" is an impressive
effort, and I rate it 4.25 out of 5.
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