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


Ifan Dafydd
A Welsh producer who has turned heads recently thanks to a 12" on Push And Run records, His 'Miranda' track was a favourite on Gilles Peterson's shows.

Ifan

Ifan Dafydd, 'Miranda'
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/ifan-dafydd-miranda[/soundcloud]

Two Wounded Birds
Really excited by this lot; this is their first gig in Wales. Two Wounded Birds are the kind of band you could imagine having a nice cup of tea and a chat with Brian Wilson backstage at Bestival. Which they did!

Two Wounded Birds

Two Wounded Birds, 'I Think The World Of You'
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/two-wounded-birds-think-the[/soundcloud]

C.R.S.T
Welsh deep techno business, released through Herve's Cheap Thrills label and tearing up the dancefloor at Swn with Martyn. Gonna be big!

CRST

C.R.S.T. - 'Fears (Dub)'
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/c-r-s-t-fears-dub[/soundcloud]

H Hawkline
I wrote about him for NME recently, as he really is a one off. He's played Swn before, but now with two albums to his name through Islet's Shape Records label, he's really hit his stride live.

H Hawkline

H Hawkline, 'You Say You Love Me'
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/nmemagazine/h-hawkline-you-say-you-love-me[/soundcloud]

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

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