Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
Record label: Weird World
Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk, Noise-Rock
Hen Ogledd began as a noisy duo between guitarist and sometimes avant folksinger Richard Dawson and extended-technique harpist Rhodri Davies. They played seldomly, but released records almost as often as they had gigs, second album Bronze consisting of recordings of their second-ever gig and first time playing with third member Dawn Bothwell. These noisy beginnings couldn't prepare even the most unshakable listeners for third album Mogic, which takes a turn toward pop so sharply that the band is all but unrecognizable from its earlier forms.