*Richard James on first at 8:30pm*
Thursday 4 April
Born and bred in Carmarthen, West Wales, Richard James formed Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci with schoolmates Euros Childs and John Lawrence while in their mid-teens. Together they recorded and released eight albums as well as numerous EPs and singles. They are today regarded as one of the main influential bands in the renaissance of folk, pop and psychedelic music.
No Thee No Ess
No Thee No Ess is a collaboration between two established figures in the South Wales arts and indie music scene – Andy Fung (Dererro, Cymbient) and Paul Battenbough (King of Despair). Writing and recording together in a free-form way, the songs have grown organically through a process similar to that used by the pair when creating their psychedelic paintings. Folk-rock with densely layered sounds, intricate backing vocals, harmonies and soaring strings alongside guitar, ambient noise, electronica and a definite nod towards 60s psychedelia!