Cpt. Smith - Resbiradaeth
Exciting young West Wales act, Cpt Smith, are the latest band to release their debut single as part of Y Selar magazines Singles Club.
After catching the eye with demo tracks such as ‘Yr Estron’ and ‘Pobol Mân’ on Souncloud recently, the alternative punk outfit will release their first proper single, ‘Resbiradaeth’, on Monday 25 May. ‘Resbiradaeth’ is a great punk-rock number, driven by a classic guitar riff and strong bass line.
The song is full of attitude and angst, and reflects on the current political situation of the country according to bassist and lead vocalist Ioan Hazell.
“It’s quite a political song, focusing on the situation under the conservatives. It’s sort of a call for our generation to wake up.”
Who are Cpt Smith?
Cpt Smith are Lloyd Jackson (guitar), Ellis Brown (guitar), Ioan Hazell (bass guitar and lead vocal) and Jack Brown (drums).
Ioan and Lloyd are pupils at Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych whilst Ellis and Jack are at Ysgol Mro Myrddin, in Carmarthen.
Ioan has been friends with Jack and Ellis since primary school and the group have been writing and playing together for around six months. Their Soundcloud tracks have attracted a lot of attention, and have had regular airplay on Radio Cymru.
The new single was recorded at Sain Studio in Llandwrog, and produced by Sion Jones.
This will be the sixth single released as part of the Selar Singles Club, a partnership between Y Selar Music magazine and Rasal record label, which was launched in November 2014. It follows singles released by Estrons, Y Trŵbz, Ysgol Sul, Henebion and Terfysg.
According to Y Selar’s Chief Editor, the schemes latest act have huge potential.
“I expect the new single to have a great reaction, and expect Cpt Smith to use it as a springboard to take them on to great things” said Owain Schiavone.
“They’re a very young group, but a very exciting group and I expect big things from them. A lot of people have been comparing them with Y Ffug as they’re from the same area, and I’m confident they will have a similar, if not bigger impact than Y Ffug.”