Nanook of the North: Scenes, Genres and Futures

Nanook of the North at Gwdihw

Nanook of the North at Gwdihw

I recently caught up with Nanook of the North before their gig at Gwdihw. I’m a big fan of theirs, and a quick listen to their Soundcloud will tell you why.

The last time I saw them before this night was at Oxjam, where they very nearly missed the gig because of car issues, but went on to play an absolute stormer. It was no different at Gwdihw, where they played a fantastic set. They’re one of those bands where each band member makes the most of their role, but each of their rhythms and melodies come together to produce something that’s startlingly inventive and original.

Nanook are a great live band too, which partly comes down to the way that they translate their ambition into their performance by their use of electronic equipment and pedals, and partly because you can see they love what they do. And they’re bloody good at it. Plus in this case, they gave out free cake.

You can listen to my interview with them below (or here), where we discussed a whole range of things. From how they first started out; how the Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol scenes compare; and their future plans (which fortunately involves new material).

If you get the chance to see them live, I wholeheartedly urge you to check them out. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

About Dyfrig Williams

Music Bendigedig is a blog about the gigs I (Dyfrig Williams) get to go and see. I’m based in Cardiff, so most of the gigs I go to are here, with a few further afield. I don’t aim to be a critic – this is a music fan’s blog, written from that perspective.
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