Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon’s quirky, yet charming folk-pop has landed her on tour dates with St. Vincent, performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, and even a spot on Gruff Rhys’ (of Super Furry Animals) record label. Her haunting lyrics (many inspired by past pet death experiences) stand in contrast to her airy Nico-like vocals and minimalistic music, a combination that makes for beautifully compelling and intriguing songs. Featured song: “Fold The Cloth”
Hailing from Wales, Los Campesinos! play wild indie-pop that’s clever, catchy, and overflowing with fiery, jarring punk-infused moments. Though the seven-piece has gone through a number of personnel changes over the years, the band’s nurtured a tight, sunny-meets-rowdy sound — inspiring everything from joyous head-bobbing to adrenalized raised fists. Underneath the energetic, sweet melodies are tales of heartache. Here that vulnerability especially shows, as they perform stripped-down versions of songs off their latest album, Hello Sadness.