New Music – Hanya, Adwaith, TELGATE, Italia 90

New releases and live dates – Hanya, Adwaith, TELGATE, Italia 90

Hanya – Dream Wife (single)

With a vocal reminiscent of a pensive Long Blondes and musical references to every era from the 60s through to the current day, Brighton’s Hanya bring you new single  Dream Wife, a hazy few minutes of celestial delight to shut out the cold and rain of the winter. A solid track that will rouse your curiousity to hear more.

Fresh from supporting Honeyblood and LA Peach, Hanya play the dates below this week:
27th Nov – Brighton, The Richmond
30th Nov – Chelmsford, Hot Box



Adwaith – Orange Sofa / Byd Ffug (single)

Carmarthen three piece Adwaith release this double A side amidst much media interest and a nomination for this year’s Welsh Music Prize for their debut album Melyn. If you’re a fan of Warpaint or have been around long enough to recall the esteemed Throwing Muses then this could be right up your street. Keep an eye on Adwaith, their potential is huge.

Live dates in the pipeline:
13th December – Carmarthen, Plan B
10th January – 12th – Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach Butlin’s



TELGATE – Cherrytight (single)

More from the currently bursting with talent Welsh scene – get ready for Cardiff based TELGATE to blow the cobwebs away with this tightly knit glam-punk anthem. The band’s Casper James says of the track, ‘Cherrytight is a metaphor for the backlash and social reaction to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The song is a poetic discussion of how the crisis which grieved the LGBTQ community was twisted to promote fear-mongering of homosexual and bisexual people and laid blame on our community… Amongst the catchy bassline and powerful flange is a protest for those queer lives who died in the shadows and those who are emerging from them today.”

Check the band’s Facebook page for news on upcoming live dates, link below.



Italia 90 – Road to Hell (single)

This was meant to be a three song feature until we heard the latest offering from the excellent Italia 90. If you haven’t caught this band yet don’t delay any further; their spiky, bass driven sound evokes the best of early 80s’ new wave with the likes of Magazine and Gang of Four springing to mind. Latest single Road to Hell sees them continue to produce quality material to match their charismatic live performance. Italia 90 are touring in the new year, catch them if you can.

Dates for January and February 2020:
23rd – London, The Lexington
24th – Guildford – The Boileroom
25th – Cardiff – The Moon
30th – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
31st – Brighton – Latest Music Bar
7th – Glasgow, Broadcast
8th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
21st – Manchester – Gullivers

Listen here

Italia 90


Words by Siobhan

26th November 2019