Reared in the wilds of St. Davids in Pembrokeshire, Little Arrow bottle up the spirit of their natural surroundings and transpose it into an edgy, grunge folk cocktail. Built around the delicately varied songwriting of William Hughes, their two LPs Music, Mask and Poems (2011) and Wild Wishes (2013) echo the sound of campfires on late-night beaches, stormy waves crashing against rocky coasts and a sense of ethereal yearning.
The carefully concocted, poetic alchemy of Little Arrow’s current two releases for Bubblewrap Collective have gathered a range of critical plaudits culminating in their second album, Wild Wishes, receiving a nomination for the 2013 Welsh Music Prize. Work continues on the band’s third long-player, scheduled for release later in 2014.
“Words don’t yet exist that can justifiably describe the experience of their show. It truly has to be seen” – It’s On Cardiff
“Their irresistibly rich four-part harmonies joyously demanded your participation, whether you knew the words or not, and songs like Boat and People of the Volcano immediately seemed like old friends” – Wales Online
First support comes from fast-rising templars of texture, adventurers of atmosphere and sergeants of sonic - Nanook Of The North. Already endorsed by the likes of Huw Stephens, Drunken Werewolf and NME, their post-folk rings with starlit instrumentation, complex layering and an earthly sadness. See the excellent video to single Panda Eyes here (http://bit.ly/1ctRxP5 ).
MY NAME is IAN
And starting the evening off is the inimitable anti-folk-pop of My Name Is Ian. As well as being tighter than the Death Star tunnel in the live setting, they release a never-ending parade of high-quality, lo-fidelity records. Like this little beauty here (http://bit.ly/1g4TwnE ). See Less