Y Cyhuddiadau is Dafydd Hedd's debut album. It has 11 very diverse styles including pop, rock, dance, reggae and love. She described it as a collection of songs about love, sadness, modern life and community.
It is now available on all major platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The album's most popular songs were Cyhuddiadau, Vector and Gwyrddlas. A collection of fun songs played in gigs pre-covid.
Awards and reviews:
Y Cyhuddiadau was nominated for the 2019 Selar Awards, and ranked 10th.
You can read the review here:
Dafydd Hedd's second album, Hunanladdiad Atlas (Suicide of The Atlas), is a collection of nine songs covering geo-political themes, the loss of friends, social justice and most of all, the climate crisis. Dafydd has always been a person concerned about the breakdown of the environment, and taking part in an XR protest and learning more about the subject prompted him to write the title track: Fflamdy. He also mentions his post-industrial home Bethesda, discussing the quarry's story in Craith Weledol. Breaking the dark tone, several blushy English songs break. The gravelly voice conveys his heartbreaking experiences at North Pole and Glowstick. Several darker non-blues songs, such as Cyfarwydd a Phrin, one of the most popular songs from the collection, talk about the habits of young lads with love-keeping and the problems of separation in modern society. Finally, comes Atlantico, with samples of the sea to get the message across that everything does not last forever, and even if you lose people, new people will come, and use the idea of sea erosion in 'Atlantico' to convey this.
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Hunanladdiad Atlas was again nominated for a Selar award in the 2020 Best Long Record category:
Dafydd ranked 7th in this category, improving on the previous year.
In terms of reviews, Sarah Wyn Jones from MonFM said:
"Dafydd Hedd has developed his craft in this new album. I hear more development with his sound but stick to his strong aptitude for writing words and telling feelings and stories. His talent is many years ahead of him his age. It's a privilege to listen to the album first "- Sarah Wynne, Mon FM
Daf Jones also wrote a full review of my Hunanladdiad Atlas album. Read here:
Follow Me is a single recorded, produced and written over the web with Iestyn Gwyn Jones during the pandemic. It's a song that talks about hope in a bleak context. The words that stand out most are "things will get better", "you can follow me" and "come outside, see the view". The song is an indie rock with a great build up to the final chorus through the use of guitar and atmospheric production to raise tension.
Awards and reviews:
No prize has already been awarded to Follow Me.
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A new EP that talks about people's struggles and feelings through difficult times with hopeful intervals from time to time.
It is a collection of 5 songs that are very different. From reggae, punk, rock, pop and country, there's something for everyone on this new collection that is being recorded in Studio Un.
Y Selar - Record Fer Orau - Top 4
niwl - endaf (ft. dafydd hedd + mike rp)
This electronic track was created as a result of winning a Young Driver Talent competition with Mike RP. It has a laid-back feel and Disclosure feel, with passionate vocals that have brought previous songs together and intensified each other. He talks about the feeling of 'Fog' when feeling things like love, guilt and when it's not the right thing to do. Endaf and Mike then create funky dance music to accompany the idea of words and voice.
Gwobrau Selar - Can Orau - Top 4
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