Welsh music tips for 2010
BBC Wales Music
Now, there's always the danger of hype steamrolling reality (see Terris) but we're not ones to go against tradition, so here are some of the names you may be hearing more of in 2010.
"Young West Walean DJ/production duo, doing french Electro better than the French," says Producer Ed. "Already getting love from Kissy Sellout, Grimmy, Jaymo and Andy George (and us of course) on Radio 1."
They're also hot for Islet. "NME went head over heels for them before they'd recorded anything, just signed to Turnstile music and off on tour with Los Campesinos! and Swanton Bombs early next year. Our session with them was the first material they'd ever recorded," says Ed. Our own Adam Walton's also been singing their praises in this very blog.
Cardiff-based music journalist and contributor to BBC Wales Music Noel Gardner reckons that North Walian psych-poppers Race Horses will break out in 2010, and also suggests dubstepping ex-Optimas Primer Stagga for your attention.