This is MÊL’s third single but the first to be recorded as a ‘real’ band, with Rhodri Owen (Owens), Morgan Jones and George Amor contributing their pieces – on top of the work of Eryl (Pearl) Jones.
The key and almighty contributions of Llyr Pari and Geraldine Mac Burney can also be heard in the soup. ‘Three offers to a Welshman’, some say, ‘third time lucky’ is the English – and indeed (in the opinion of the top wizards) this is HOW’s best single to date. The band have been in discussions with the magicians and Natural Resources Wales on a plan to cope with the flood of praise that will soon flood them (or not) from all directions. Influences / origins of the song: An interesting experience near the city of Cusco or Cuzco (Peru), sheepdog englyn, MGMT (Congratulations album), San Pedro cactus, Fabien Bistoubrette, Velvet Underground, absolute wonder, Soft Machine (the book and the band), the tour diary of 2016.
Single Title: ‘Cusco’
Release Date: Friday 30th October 2020
Location: North Wales, Ewrop
Label: Libertino Records
Album Format: Digital Single
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