Following in the footsteps of Gareth Campesinos! and No Age, Radio 1’s ray of hope Huw Stephens has suggested his own mixtape for Turnstile’s Bento series. It’s a slightly bizarre mixtures of songs, but it’s still an excellent way of spreading the word on bands like Yr Ods. Mind you, watch out for Gaggle – they are absolutely mad.
TURNSTILE BENTO #5 Curated by HUW STEPHENS
Bento #5 available from today is curated by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1, C2 Radio Cymru, Swn Festival) As Huw poured over his delicious Bento Selection, he stopped to think:
“These songs come from totally different musical places to each other and hopfuly give a tasty Bento experience. Yr Ods are a brilliant indie band from North Wales with sharpness, melodies and a natural flow that can make you blush. They’re top live, and played the Moshi Moshi night at Swn fest 09. I fell a bit in love with Hjaltalin when I saw them at Eurosonic in Groningen, the Netherlands. They’re an Icelandic band, but it feels like a touring troupe somehow. There’s opera, basson, strings and these emotional, heart melting songs. This is new from their second album. Jakwob is a producer, remixer and all round studio genius who can make you rock into a vulnerable position. His remix of Ellie Goulding is so so good, he keeps busy making his own tunes, like this woozy belter. And Gaggle? That a 22- piece choir of strong willed and strong voiced Ladies, and they are Ladies, can gig, tour, record covers and release records to massive acclaim is a wonderful thing. Enjoy the Bento!
- 1. Yr Ods – City’s Heart Keeps Burning
- 2. Hjaltalin – Hooked on Chili
- 3. Jakwob – Wild Pitch
- 4. Gaggle – Mowglis Road
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