To mark the return of the frankly awesome Swn Festival this week (taking place Oct 20 – 23 in Cardiff), Radio 1’s Huw Stephens is taking over the MP3s & Streams blog all week, and offering some of his favourite tracks from the bands playing. Click on the Soundcloud arrows to download.

Huw Stephens

Oh hello. Huw Stephens here. So here we go, Swn Festival is GOOOOO! this week. Swn is the Welsh word for Sound and pronounced ‘Soon’. Every day this week I’ll bring you a nice selection of some the bands ‘n that playing at Swn. Let’s start with Astroid Boys.

Astroid Boys
Proper party starters, these Cardiff emcee’s and producers are awesome fun live, and rip it up whenever they are allowed onstage. Which is often.
Astroid Boys

Trwbador
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to be dazzled by this Carmarthenshire duo’s love all things glitchy and folky.
Trwbadors

DZ Deathrays
We love DZ Deathrays, you love DZ Deathrays, we all love DZ Deathrays! They’re on the NME tour this year, and on the NME night at Swn Festival too which we’re thrilled about.
DZ Deathrays

Get more info on this week’s Swn Festival on their site.