Farm Hand 


Debut Farm Hand album 'International Dreams' available here: 

4th November - Spillers Records, Cardiff (album launch) 
4th November - Printhaus, Cardiff (Quodega album launch)
14th November - The Social, London (Huw Stephens Presents)
6th December - The Lexington, London (supporting Sweet Baboo) 

Farm Hand is the solo name of Islet member and Shape Records founder Mark Daman Thomas. International Dreams is his debut solo album and is the sound of Daman Thomas being restored to factory settings after moving from Cardiff to his homeland in the sparsely populated hills of Mid Wales.

"With its arcane oddness and warped, subterranean beats, the music of Farm Hand seems very much at ease alone in the dark." - Gold Flake Paint

"International Dreams" is almost spiritual in its delivery, with drawn out melodies and deep choral harmonies rubbing against bucolic electronics." - M Magazine

"Music with reverent, almost religious overtones" - WIRE Magazine

Interview with WIRE

BBC Radio 3 live performance recorded in Chapter, Cardiff on 6th Jan 2017

Noctule - A special commission from Peak for the Green Man Festival 2016

Farm Hand collaborated with artist Stefhan Caddick who works in video, installation and performance. The pair created a new, site-specific live performance called Noctule, taking place underground in Eglwys Faen, a cave on the Llangattock Escarpment. The piece responded to the unique acoustics, history and habitat of the cave system.

Previous gigs:
13 October - The Castle Hotel, Manchester (supporting Thomas Truax) 
14 October - The Tabernacle, Talgarth (Make Noise Wales)
29 April - Machynlleth Comedy Festival
22 April - Outpost Coffee - Record Store Day
06 January - Chapter, Cardiff (BBC Radio 3 - Exposure)
15 December - Clwb Ifor Bach - Please Mind Your Head Fundraiser
18 November - Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Flamingods
24 August - Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Suuns
20 August - Green Man Festival
16 August - Noctule - Eglyws Faen Cave, Green Man Festival (one-off underground performance - see below)
12 August - The Parrot, Carmarthen
04 June - Festival of Voice, Cardiff
14 May - Focus Wales, Wrexham