Tacsidermi – Ble Pierre (Libertino)

Tacsidermi – Ble Pierre (Libertino)

Welsh duo Tacsidermi – Gwenllian Anthony from the ‘Welsh Music Prize’ winning band Adwaith and multi instrumentalist Matthew Kilgariff – channel woozy 60’s French pop and pastoral folk on new single Ble Pierre. 

TacsidermiArtist: Tacsidermi
Track: Ble Pierre
Label: Libertino
Released: 13 August 2021
Find it: Spotify

These are the days of a dying summer. The wild grasses grown long and golden brittle. The hedgerows bow low as their bounty ripens bright. The earth cracks as the leaves turn colour. We can feel the wheel turn as we gather the harvest, as we allow ourselves to wile away one last long afternoon hidden among wildflowers, laughing at nothing but ourselves.

This woozy, sepia-tinged pastoral imagery meets a laid back ’60s French pop vibe on Ble Pierre, the new single from Welsh duo Tacsidermi. As we watch the light fade, it’s the sort of summer memory we want to bottle, and hide away until we need a cheering shot to get us through darker days.

The duo, Gwenllian Anthony from the ‘Welsh Music Prize’ winning band Adwaith and multi instrumentalist Matthew Kilgariff, are supported on the track by David Newington (Boy Azooga) on drums, and mixing by Matthew Evans (KEYS). There’s more than a hint of Stereolab in the dreamy vocals, Serge Gainsberg sultriness in the melody, and an extra dose of sunshine in the laid-back beats.

The single follows on from 2020 release Gwir, which also leaned toward the pastoral with its psych-infused dreaminess. The pair are clearly adept at building beautiful melodic daydreams of songs, bringing with them the indirect warmth of remembered sunshine, and echoes of lounge and shoegaze genres without feeling too deeply nostalgic. A band to keep an ear out for more from.

Ble Pierre by Tacsidermi is out now digitally via Libertino Records.

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