Single review

Hen Ogledd

Somewhat late to the party, this track came out last year but is still very striking. The band is based in Newcastle but its members – including Rhodri Davies, Sally Pilkington, and most notably Richard Dawson – hail from various places, with the distinctively Scottish lead vocals on this single taken by Dawn Bothwell.

Although the melodies are very catchy, BM also detects some serious muso leanings, slightly Frank Zappa instrumentation at times. As such they are a fairly unique proposition, a collision of styles which works very well on this track.