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Candelas are a five-piece band from Llanuwchllyn / Bala.

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Members :
Osian Williams (Guitar/Vocals), Ifan Jones (Guitar), Tomos Edwards (Bass Guitar), Gruffydd Edwards (Guitar), Lewis Williams (Drums)

Candelas raucous, blues-tinged indie rock resonates with heavier influences than are typically found on the Sîn Roc Gymraeg: Queens of the Stone Age, Band of Skulls, early Kings of Leon and late Arctic Monkeys. Their bilingual debut album ‘Candelas’ (2013) was the sound of a band reaching, sonically, but also aspirationally. Our borders are unlikely to contain them.

(Written by BBC Radio Wales presenter Adam Walton)

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