As part of his Swn Festival takeover, Radio 1's Huw Stephens gives the lowdown on three new bands and offers free tracks for each. Click on the Soundcloud arrow to download

Huw Stephens


Swn Festival is but days away, and here we are with another selection of bands playing the 2011 edition of the festival.

Big Deal
Honest, fragile, beautiful and impressive; their appearance at SWN should be very special.

Big Deal

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/big-deal-chair[/soundcloud]

Zun Zun Egui
Islet invited this band to play a few years ago at Swn, and now their album has just dropped on Bella Union. It's a proper 'what the hell was that sound?' album, swirling, colliding and ultimately thrilling.



[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/zun-zun-egui-fandango-fresh[/soundcloud]

Chailo Sim
This West Wales based band released their own 'I Am Replete' mini album earlier this year, and are spectacularly mesmerising live.



[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/chailo-sim-latch[/soundcloud]

Swn Festival takes place in Cardiff this weekend (October 20 - 23). Check the website for full details and tickets.

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