Welsh alt-folk group 9Bach come to The Met as part of a UK tour that sees the band perform their self-titled debut album live for the very first time.
Originally released in 2009 on Real World Records, 9Bach takes you on a journey through the north Wales landscape – filled with emotion as the heart and soul of each story is revealed through compelling and exquisitely sung narrative. A remastered version of the album will be released in August.
Formed by duo Martin Hoyland (Pusherman) and Lisa Jen (vocal collaborator with Gruff Rhys/Public Service Broadcasting), 9Bach’s music recasts traditional Welsh folk songs onto a spectral and haunting sound canvas, featuring ethereal voices and dubby beats combined with harp, guitar, harmonium and extremely smart arrangements.
“Cool exquisite vocals dominate the album.”The Guardian
“Lisa Jen has a voice of mountain-brook purity.”Metro
“Fragments of traditional Welsh music and contemporary tension. ”Drowned in Sound