Haunting, Melodic Groove
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  • country:United Kingdom
  • region:Wales
  • style(s):Folk, Roots
  • label:Gwymon
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist posted by:Rhys Mwyn

Line up

  • Alistair Byworth (Drums)
  • Daniel Swain (Bass Guitar)
  • Esyllt Glyn Jones (Harp, Vocals)
  • Lisa Jen Brown (Vocals, Glockenspeil, Harmonium)
  • Martin Hoyland (Guitars)
  • Mirain Roberts (Vocals)


9Bach's alchemy of harp, harmonium, glockenspiel, with bass, drums, and textural guitar, has crafted a haunting, spectral sound, which is perfect for Lisa Jen's beautifully sung Welsh language Folk songs, with tell tales of murder, suicide, and tragedy
Touring regularly, their uniqueness has also gained them festival appearances at WOMEX, Celtic Connections, Latitude, Greenman, and many others, helping them crossover, and gain fans in both the Welsh, and non Welsh speaking world.
Their debut album "9Bach" embodied the stark beauty of 9Bach's sound, with Lisa's vocals flowing like smoke over subtle instrumentation, which critics were unanimous in their praise for, with glowing reviews that referenced Portishead,Pentangle, Enya, Cocteau Twins, and Tim Buckley,and 4 stars in fRoots, R2, The Guardian Uncut, Artrocker, , and many more.

"A deeply, dark, beguiling, and delicious object, the 9Bach debut album is a step into new territory for Welsh Roots, just wonderful" Simon Jones, fROOTS

"Something rather special" Dai Jeffries, R2 ****

"9Bach are special, both because of Lisa Jens exquisite, clear vocals, and because of their highly original arrangements. Lisa clearly has the potential to match Scotland's Julie Fowlis as a British star who doesn't sing in English" Robin Denselow, The Guardian ****

"9Bach's haunting songs come embellished with harp, and harmonium, and are exquisitely sung in Jen's native tongue" Mick Houghton, Uncut ****

"This brilliant young Welsh indie folk band led by Lisa Jen Brown's gorgeous vocals take traditional songs and recast them on a spectral, haunting

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