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Hear Lisa on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

Lisa Jen was featured on BBC Radio 4 Front Row on Monday 25th April, discussing the new album Anian and its roots in the Welsh song tradition.

Listen to the programme again here.

April, 26, 2016.

Watch the new Llyn Du video

Watch our latest video for Llyn Du, a track taken from our forthcoming album Anian.

Lisa Jên gives some insight into the song…

Imagine Cwm Idwal lake or Ogwen lake on a moonlit night. You might come across this deranged and damaged queen under the black shimmering ice cold water:

“I am the queen of the black lake, take me, lead me.
I am eternally impregnated and rejected, by the Beautiful one.
The wind embrace my thighs and the mist caress my breasts
My mind… my mind is… distorted… I am trapped… you trapped me
here… is this The Voice? Yes this is the voice… I hear you…
I embed my ‘hiraeth’ in your neck… you… you who left me here… “

It’s based on the book ‘One Moonlit Night’ by Caradog Prichard… a novel that had a great affect on me when I was young and still remains my favourite ever Welsh novel.

Pre-order the album Anian, featuring Llyn Du, on CD and LP from: Real World | Amazon | iTunes
April, 21, 2016.

Hear us on BBC Radio 2′s The Folk Show

We were recently in session on BBC Radio 2′s The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe.

Listen to the show again here, where we performed a selection of songs from our new album, Anian, due for release on Real World Records on 29 April.

Pre-order Anian from:

Real World | Amazon | iTunes

April, 20, 2016.

Llyn Du, Allan Rwan – Out now!


Llyn Du is the second track from our forthcoming album Anian to be made available to download in advance of the album’s release on 29 April.
Receive the track instantly if you pre-order the album. Also available as a one track download.

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Lisa Jên gives some insight into the song Llyn Du:

Imagine Cwm Idwal lake or Ogwen lake on a moonlit night. You might come across this deranged and damaged queen under the black shimmering ice cold water:

“I am the queen of the black lake, take me, lead me.
I am eternally impregnated and rejected, by the Beautiful one.
The wind embrace my thighs and the mist caress my breasts
My mind… my mind is… distorted… I am trapped… you trapped me
here… is this The Voice? Yes this is the voice… I hear you…
I embed my ‘hiraeth’ in your neck… you… you who left me here… “

It’s based on the book ‘One Moonlit Night’ by Caradog Prichard… a novel that had a great affect on me when I was young and still remains my favourite ever Welsh novel.

A video for LLYN DU featuring Lisa in the ice sculpted Cwm Idwal,surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in Eryri (Snowdonia) will be released very soon.

April, 1, 2016.

ANIAN our new album is released April 29th, pre- order NOW!

Anian our new album is released April 29th on Real World Records, on CD, LP, Download, and it’s available NOW to pre-order from the links below:

Order from:
Real World | AmazoniTunes

Pre – order on iTunes and you’ll get an instant download of the track “Anian”

Anian is our third album, and we’re very excited about it, it’s still in the 9Bach vein, but we’ve added a few interesting things. It is a a soulful, brooding record whose songs take a critical look at the world in which we live.

As Lisa Jên explains, the album comes from a desperate, anarchic place. “It marks where I’m at, whether it’s my age, being a mother, or simply being much more exposed to social media where I’m faced with pictures and videos, images and words which I find difficult to cope with right now.”

The eleven songs move from the rolling rhythms of Llyn Du to the piano settings of Ifan and Deryn, the layered voices of Brain and Si Hwi Hwi to the full band Near Eastern climax of Cyfaddefa. At the centre is always Lisa Jên’s voice, and the instinctive way in which we work together. “The songs always start with the vocal melody,” says Martin. “Then it’s my job to build the instrumentation and arrangements around that, and to compliment it as much as possible.”

ANIAN is a Welsh word meaning nature, the natural order, natural morality, the natural world, creation. What you are made of, your soul and bones, and how you connect with other people.  The double CD package includes companion piece Yn dy lais / In your voice, where writers, actors, poets and singers – Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans among them – give their own interpretations of the songs as a way to convey the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking audience.

FULL ANIAN TOUR DETAILS ON THE GIG PAGE!

March, 2, 2016.

9Bach spring tour and new album!

 

9Bach is supported through Beyond Borders

9Bach is supported through Beyond Borders

 

October, 1, 2015.

TINCIAN wins public vote to scoop Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Wedi mopio’n lan- does dim ffordd arall i ddisgrifio sut da ni’n teimlo yn Teulu 9Bach.

Teimlad cymundedol iawn ar y llwyfan yna gyda Côr Penrhyn yn gefn i ni ac yn gadarn fel y Carneddau- werth y byd a DIOLCH

We are stunned, and extremely happy that our album TINCIAN has won best album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which were held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. We are also extremely proud that we are the first Welsh band to win in the awards 15 year history. A massive big thanks you to Côr Penrhyn who performed Ffarwèl with us at the finale on the night, sublime. The biggest thanks to everyone who voted for TINCIAN!

Buy TINCIAN on Amazon

Buy TINCIAN on iTunes

Buy TINCIAN from Real World

April, 24, 2015.

9BACH nol yn Llundain / 9BACH back in London

Edrach mlaen i weld chi nos sadwrn yn Kings Place.

We hope to catch you in Kings Place, London This Saturday. London gigs are always special as we all in 9Bach have a huge connection with the City, and lots of stories to tell as always!

Can’t wait to see you there Welai chi yna Cymry Llundain.

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April, 14, 2015.

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

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.