Culture is a culminant point in Welsh lands and beyond. Eight years ago, the Horizons Launchpad program took off and granted more than 250 artists from all music styles across Wales. In 2022, over 49 creators will get funding for various projects from touring to producing new magic gems and lots more. Let’s discover some of them!
The young singer-songwriter mixes good sultry beats and the Welsh poetry to our listening pleasure. Mali Hâf is ready to create some music video to fly higher with promotion vibes. Her vocals knows how to catch us!
How to resist to the Caerdydd/Cardiff band SYBS neo-psychedelic sounds? Their top quality songs with the help of the fund will only get better and better with the mastering facilities that will bring their melodies to the next level.
If you are a fan of Greentea Peng, FKA Twigs or these new faces of female rap, lend an ear to Yazmean sweet groovy bars. Thanks to the funding, she’ll get studio time to send us to heaven with new recordings soon!
How we can not fall to the charms of piano and bold melodies? ALEKXSANDR Launchpad fund will help the singer-songwriter to produce more bedroom pop sounds along getting self-made videos. He’s one to watch with the Hozier-inspired strings and playful, very emotional vocals.
This band already robbed our hearts on the London Cafe blog and radio show. Swansea’s rocker set up the bar high with their garage infusions and it will just grow on us over and over with the acquisitions of new instruments and rocking the stages soon! Check them out at SXSW in March! Thanks to Horizons Launchpad for this!
We fell in love with their CoronaStardust’s Bandcamp cover of Bowie’s Fame. Their twist of modern indie, retro guitars and shoegaze will haunt you till the end of time. Who’s ready for new singles? An album or an EP maybe?
Forget Baby Queen, Wales have Hana Lili. Deep thoughts, smooth pop melodies and great songwriting surrounds the 21 year old newcomer. Gaining recognition by critics, we love the simple and emotional waves she gives us through her songs. Horizons will pave the way for her debut album and we are so thankful for that!
Super Furry Animals, Manic Street Preachers and many others influenced Kim Hon, hailing from Caernarfon. Dream around the guitar riffs and Welsh and English language lyrics with feel-good melodic beats. The grant will developed their production and mastering skills. They should be in your ones to watch list.
Malan is a Busy Bee and impress with her ethereal pop sounds. The soul singer-songwriter puts a lot of passion in her art and wants to pursue her DIY venture to create a portfolio of works and putting her music to life on sweet videos.
Mace The Great
Groovy hip hop, stage presence and truly catchy bars are Mace The Great trademark. Wanna own some merch? Excited about what’s next? Following his debut EP My Side Of The Bridge, creation flowing through drum’n’bass and rhymes for the Cardiff grime figure. The funding will help him to get some production help on his debut album while keeping some for rad T-shirts to sell!
From rock to folk and hip hop or electronic beats, the Welsh culture is so rich with their musical textures and lyricism. Check out all the Launchpad grantees on the official Launchpad Playlist below.
Get more info on the program and the artists involved here.