Melin Melyn

Happy Gathering

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Record Label
Bingo Records

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Produced and mixed by Llŷr Pari with additional engineering from Tom Rees (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard), “Happy Gathering” features some of lead singer and chief songwriter Gruff Glyn’s most enigmatic, and idiosyncratic to date, touching everything from the customer service of energy suppliers on surf rock jam Hold The Line, and mediaeval Welsh princes on the haunting folk-rock tune “Nefoedd yr Adar”. Melin Melyn’s kaleidoscopic lense is often off-kilter, creating their own musical universe, and welcoming listeners into their “Happy Gathering”.

Also included on the EP are two new tracks, the fast paced rocker “Two For One”, and melancholic track “What Was That?”. “Happy Gathering” is a diverse statement for a band able to straddle multiple genres and styles with ease.

Their explosive and effervescent live shows are also lauded, once again being a highlight of Green Man Festival 2022, playing to four thousand people in a homecoming show that was praised by The Guardian, NME, So Young, Gigwise and more for it’s technical prowess, energy and theatrical elements, incorporating a dancing bird and on-stage painter to their already expansive live set-up. They have also recently received praise from fellow country man Gruff Rhys, who they recently supported at his Ara Deg festival.

The release of their debut EP “Blomonj” last summer saw Melin Melyn quickly become one of the most talked about artists’ to emerge from this new generation of Cymru music. Praised both critically and by their peers, the band have already developed a cult-like following of both Welsh & English speakers.


1. Hold The Line 03:35
2. Nefoedd Yr Adar 03:23
3. Two For One 03:03
4. What Was That? 02:30
5. Ogofau (vinyl Exclusive) 02:44
6. Jacpot (bonus Track) 04:45

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