Photo by Tom Raybould at The Printhaus, Cardiff
Music with reverent, almost religious overtones
With its arcane oddness and warped, subterranean beats, the music of Farm Hand seems very much at ease alone in the dark
beautiful pieces of music, hymnal and sombre and hilarious, and you should really go and see him if you can.
Farm Hand offers something truly alternative sharing more similarities with an interactive art show than alternative music
“Over the course of his set, he stands on one table, takes a seat at another and shows off some line-dancing moves – all before prompting a discussion about the best way to cook couscous”
International Dreams” is almost spiritual in its delivery, with drawn out melodies and deep choral harmonies rubbing against bucolic electronics
International Dreams feels like an important album
A vein of Welsh Psych gold mined from the Radnorshire hills.
International Dreams is an essential continuation of Wales’ tradition of rurally honed psychedelia
His droney-church-organ shifts and scrapes, together with deeply voiced singing by his silver-coated figure, made for an other-worldly experience
By Rhodri Brooks
BBC Radio 3 live performance recorded in Chapter, Cardiff on 6th Jan 2017