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HOLY FOLK, Tincian has been nomintated Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

We are extremely proud and honored that our second album TINCIAN has been nominated in Best Album category at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. We will also be performing at the event which is taking place at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on April 22nd.


February, 6, 2015.

TINC EP out now

The TINC EP features four remixes of tracks from Tincian and a live session recording of the track ‘Bwthyn Fy Nain’ (from their debut self-titled album).

“We really love all these mixes, it’s fascinating to see people’s interpretation of the songs, and hear them take on another life. We love it that Gruff Rhys chose to remix Asteri Mou – he’s a dear friend of ours and it’s brill he took the Greek song to the studio and did what he did with it. It’s the first time he’s done a remix under his own name, rather than as band.” - Lisa Jen

Watch the recording of Bwthyn Fy Nain, featured on the EP, recorded live at Real World Studios.

Buy the TINC EP on iTunes

November, 18, 2014.

Gruff Rhys remix of 9Bach premiering now on Line of Best Fit

Following the acclaim their outstanding album Tincian received upon its release earlier this year, on 17 November, 9Bach will release a digital only EP of remixes.

The Tinc EP features remixes of four of the albums tracks. The first mix on the EP is by Gruff Rhys who has re-worked ‘Asteri Mou’ turning it into a haunting and hypnotic song cycle, building toward a pounding climatic finish. It’s Gruff’s first remix undertaken in his own right. The remix is premiering now on Line of Best Fit.

Gruff says of his remix:

 “I love this song by 9 Bach – I worked with engineer Simon Jones in trying to exaggerate the natural rounds of the vocal parts – The plan was to create an R&B mantra that would build into a droning racket – that would transport us into another dimension, or at least out of Cardiff.”

The other remixes on the EP are by: Gravenhurst, who has turned ‘Lliwiau’ into a “narcotised fug of heart-palpitation bass and wraith-like vocals” (The Quietus); Carcharorion, who have warped 9Bach’s interpretation of traditional folk song ’Pa Le?’, making it now sound as if celestial robots have joined Lisa Jen’s extraordinary vocals and Sir Doufus Styles (Cate Le Bon, Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips) whose mix of ’Wedi Torri’ is a subtle reworking, emphasizing the beauty of the original.

These four incredible, leftfield re-imaginings of 9Bach’s unique sound are complimented by a re-recording of the band’s exceptional track Bwythn Fy Nain, which originally appeared on their debut album. The re-recording is from a live session the band recorded earlier this year at Real World Studios.

TInc EP tracklist:

01 Asteri Mou – Loops & Drones remix, Gruff Rhys
02 Pa Le? – Carcharorion Remix
03 Wedi Torri - Sir Doufus Styles Mix
04 Lliwiau – Gravenhurst Remix
05 Bwthyn Fy Nain – Real World Session Version


Pre-order the Tinc EP now:

iTunes / Amazon


To celebrate their most successful year to date in November and December 9Bach will undertake a mini UK tour:


20th     St Donats Arts Centre           

21st      Acapela, Pentyrch                   

22nd    Le Pub, Newport                       

23rd     Colston Hall, Bristol               


4th        The Vortex, London                

6th        Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda 


*Tickets available now from:

October, 30, 2014.

Tincian album reviews


Discover more about the new album

Buy now:

Amazon / iTunes / Real World / Rough Trade

July, 1, 2014.

New album ‘Tincian’ out 12th May.

Tincian is released 12th May

Our new album Tincian is being released on Real World Records on the 12 May 2014.

“Tincian can mean a lot of things, to move with a tinkling sound, to ring and make a clear sound. Depending on what area of Wales you are from, the meaning varies. It comes to life in dialogue when you use sentences like ‘I gave him such a talking to, he didn’t know what had hit him…he was ‘tincian’.  It’s almost like a cartoon image of someone’s head being hit by a hammer.” Lisa Jen

Discover more about the new album

Buy now:
Amazon / iTunes / Real World / Rough Trade

February, 28, 2014.