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Datblygu
Datblygu
(Welsh pronunciation: [datˈbləɡi] meaning "develop" or "developing") was an experimental Welsh rock group in the 1980s to mid-1990s, now regarded as a catalyst of the new wave of Welsh rock in the early '80s. The band was formed by vocalist David R. Edwards and instrumentalist T. Wyn Davies in 1982, with instrumentalist Patricia Morgan joining in 1984. Edwards' lyrics were almost entirely in the Welsh language. After four cassette-only releases on Casetiau Neon, the band had their first vinyl release in 1987 on Anhrefn Records, with the "Hwgr-Grawth-Og" EP featuring just Edwards and Morgan, which was picked up by John Peel and led to a session being recorded for his BBC Radio 1 show (the first of five such sessions). The band's first album, Wyau (Eggs), was released in 1988, and was followed two years later with Pyst (Posts) on the Ofn label. … Datblygu have been cited as a major influence on the generation of Welsh bands that followed, including Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Super Furry Animals (who covered Datblygu's "Y Teimlad" on their Mwng album). (Read more at Wikipedia.)

Links to Peel

John Peel's Interview On Bandit (S4C Music TV Programme)

John Peel's Interview On Bandit (S4C Music TV Programme)

Peel talks about how he discovered Datblygu's music

After four cassette-only releases on Casetiau Neon, the band had their first vinyl release in 1987 on Anhrefn Records, with the "Hwgr-Grawth-Og" EP featuring just Edwards and Morgan, which was picked up by John Peel and led to a session being recorded for his BBC Radio 1 show (the first of five such sessions).

Peel also introduced the band on Channel 4's The Tube.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Five sessions. All five were released on The Peel Sessions 1987-1993 (CD, Ankst, 2008).

1. Recorded 1987-04-26. First broadcast 13 May 1987. Repeated 02 June 1987, 08 July 1987, 22 December 1987.

  • Bagniau Gareth (Gareth's Bag) / Capriog (Ragged) / Cerddoriaeth Dant (Tooth Music) / Nesaf (Next)

2. Recorded 1988-02-09. First broadcast 17 February 1988. Repeated 15 March 1988, 20 December 1988.

  • Fanzine Ynfytyn / Cristion Yn Y Kibbutz / Gwlad Arfy Nghefn / Dros Y Pas G Eto (Over Easter Again)

3. Recorded 1991-01-20. First broadcast 09 February 1991. Repeated 06 April 1991.

  • Slebog Bywypeg (Biology Slag) / Nid Chwiwgi Pwdin Gwaed (Not A Blood Pudding) / Rhag Ofnichi Anuhofio (In Case You Forget) / Popeth (Everything)

4. Recorded 1992-05-03. First broadcast 12 June 1992. Repeated

  • Hymne Europa 1992 (European Anthem 1992) / Dim Deddf Dim Eiddo (Nolan No Property) / Rausch Gift Suchtiae (Drug Addict) / Hablador (Chaterbox)

5. Recorded 1993-07-11. First broadcast 13 August 1993. Repeated 14 October 1994.

  • Clwb 11 18 (Club 11 18) / Wastod Absennol (Always Absent) / Mae Arian Yn Tyfutumewn Coed / Diarrhoea Berfol (Verbal Diarrhoea)

Other Shows Played

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add more information if known.)

1987
1988
1990
1991
Datblygu - Pop Peth

Datblygu - Pop Peth

'Popeth In Cymraeg', #29 in the 1992 Festive Fifty

1992
1993
1994
1995
1998
1999
2001
2003
  • 22 January 2003: Can I Gymry (LP - Radio Crymi Playlist Vol.1 1988-1998) Ankst

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