A SUPER-GROUP that took its name from a Welsh radio station will be touring in Wales later this week.

Swansea Sound – which features Hue Williams of The Pooh Sticks, Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey of Talulah Gosh/Heavenly and The Catenary Wires, Bob Collins of The Dentists and The Treasures of Mexico, and Ian Button of Death in Vegas, with Louis Philippe, Pete Astor and Papernut Cambridge – are celebrating their latest album Twentieth Century (out now) with a tour across the UK in September and October.

The album was named as Huw Stephens’ album of the week on BBC Wales and has been named as an ‘indie pop miracle.’ The album is full of pop-punk tunes with fuzzed-up guitars, melodic wiles and loud, energetic pop songs. The album focuses on what was supposed to have been great about the alternative culture of the 20th century and how the culture left its adherents ill-equipped to deal with the reality of the 21st century.

Swansea Sound were formed during lockdown and recorded the first three singles without meeting each other. They released their debut album Live at the Rum Puncheon in 2021 to critical acclaim.

Swansea Sound will be at Cardiff’s Moon Club on Friday, September 15, and Carmarthen’s Cwrw on Saturday, September 16.