yucatan band wales

Yucatan

Despite their namesake, Yucatan don’t hail from the steamy south of Mexico but are instead a Welsh quartet steeped in the magic and mystery of their homeland. Dip into their languid indie-rock here...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 29 Jun 2016
  • min read
Despite their namesake, Yucatan don’t hail from the steamy south of Mexico but are instead a Welsh quartet steeped in the magic and mystery of their homeland.

Since 2006, they’ve been creating vaporous lullabies in their native tongue, drenching their languid melodies in soaring choirs and shimmering strings.

Their pastoral sound draws from Bethesda in the foothills of Snowdonia, a remote part of Wales where songs rise from within the soil, say the band.

Only onto impressive album number two - Uwch Gopa’r Mynydd – since their inception a decade ago, the band are happy to move slowly and let their magical sound gestate.

Here, we grab 30 seconds with them to learn more about their mystical music-making and their biggest inspirations.

We first started making music because…
It was a fun thing to make a load of noise.

We have been making music since…
We were 12 and since 2007 as a band.

Our music is…
Pop rock abstract expressionism.

You'll like our music if you listen to…
Whale sounds.

Our favourite venue is…
Tim Peaks at Kendal Calling. Was super fun to play and hang out there last year.

Music is important because…
It fits between order and chaos feeding the sole and connects people.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Life and accidental sounds.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Deiniolen Brass Band.

To try us out, listen to our song…
Angharad.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Painting songs.

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Still making, playing festivals like Electric Fields and recording new music.

Yucatan play a one-off show this summer at Electric Fields on the August bank holiday weekend. Learn more about the festival here: http://electricfieldsfestival.com/

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