Happy Gathering is out soon
Jessie Atkinson
15:39 28th June 2022

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Welsh gems Melin Melyn have dropped a brand new single, 'Nefoedd Yr Adar' (which roughly translates as 'Heaven Of The Birds'). It announces the band's second EP Happy Gathering.

A long-time Gigwise favourite, Melin Melyn weave their magic here with a combination of whimsical folk, pleasing indie guitars and psychedelic undertones. 

To celebrate the announcement of their new EP, Melin Melyn will play a headline show at London's Sebright Arms tomorrow night (29 June). 

Frontman Gruff Glynn gives us a history lesson that  “Nefoedd yr Adar is inspired by a tale from the 12th century about Idwal, a young Welsh prince who was drowned in a lake in Snowdonia by King Nefydd Hardd, who was jealous of Idwal’s beauty and intelligence.

Nefydd was banished from the land, and legend has it that the birds that inhabited the lake flew away in sorrow. It is said to this day, that no birds fly over Llyn Idwal and that a wailing voice can be heard whenever there is a storm in the valley….”

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Photo: Sam Crowston