Pontypridd’s Climbing Trees suffuse gospel, blues and country influences into a heady brew they call "Cymrucana".
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Matthew Frederick (Piano/Guitar/Vocals), Colenso Jones (Guitar/Bass/Vocals), Martin Webb (Guitar/Bass/Vocals), James Bennetts (Drums/Vocals)
Their debut album ‘Hebron’ is a wonderfully-produced affair, replete with evangelical pianos, emotive Hammond organ, yearning voices, and weeping electric guitars. They’ve managed to transplant the musical heart of America – The Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Grizzly Bear – to their spiritual home in Pontypridd without missing a beat.
(Written by BBC Radio Wales presenter Adam Walton)