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.
DIOLCH I CHI GYD AM GEFNOGI 9BACH. DA NI WIR YN GWERTHFAWROGI CHI’N BOD YN LYFLI. DA CHI WERTH Y BYD YN GRWN. DIOLCH
TINC EP out now
“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.
Gruff Rhys remix of 9Bach premiering now on Line of Best Fit
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:
To celebrate their most successful year to date in November and December 9Bach will undertake a mini UK tour:
20th St Donats Arts Centre www.stdonats.com
21st Acapela, Pentyrch www.acapelaconcerts.com
22nd Le Pub, Newport www.lepub.co.uk
23rd Colston Hall, Bristol www.colstonhall.org
4th The Vortex, London www.vortexjazz.co.uk
6th Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda http://neuaddogwen.com/?lang=en
*Tickets available now from: http://www.9bach.com/gigs/
Tincian album reviews
New album ‘Tincian’ out 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