'Lipstick Coch (Red Lipstick)' is a fully charged post punk anthem in the vain of The Slits at their most immediate, an anthem celebrating youth, androgyny and love.The flipside 'FEMME' on the other hand could quite easily have been a long lost single on Postcard Records or Cherry Red Records from the mid-80s.
With its jangly C86 indie pop sound as a canvas to the witty, heartfelt lyrics Adwaith discuss femininity and the sexism experienced by them as young women. This is an inspirational song from an inspirational band willing to stand up for their beliefs.
These songs are brave, creative moves both musically and lyrically for the band, yet they retain the distinctive melodic gift that is so recognisable in all Adwaith’s songs. A gift that has gained the band fast critical acclaim and extensive radio plays, most noticeably on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Cymru and Amazing Radio.
The release of the singles come hot on the heels of Adwaith’s Maida Vale recording session for Huw Stephens in these legendary BBC studios. Their summer is full of activity including a live set on the BBC Introducing Stage at FOCUSWales festival broadcast live on Adam Walton’s BBC Radio Wales show.
Adwaith were introduced on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude festival as the most exciting band from Wales in decades and will finish the summer on the Gorwelion /Horizons stage at Festival No 6. In the middle of all this activity, Adwaith have managed to record their debut album, and their label Libertino believe its 'creatively ground breaking and will stand as one of the important albums from Wales alongside the works of Gorky Zygotic Mynci, Super Furry Animals and Gwenno.'
Adwaith upcoming dates 2017:
7th August, Monday, Cardiff Moon Club
8th and 9th August, Tuesday, Wednesday, Steddfod Genedlaethol 8 Llwyfan y Maes, 9 Caffi Maes B
2nd September Big Cwtch Festival, Saturday
8th September, Friday, Festival No 6
9th September, Saturday, Syria SirGar gig Llanelli with Syrian musicians
16 September, Saturday, Indie Fest, Clwb Ifor Bach
30 September, Saturday, Riverfront Newport
3rd November, Friday, Do Not Go Gentle Festival Swansea
8th December, Friday, Libertino Christmas Party, Clwb Ifor Bach Links