Following on from previous single ‘Rhedeg Yn Y Nos’, Bridgend singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ci Gofod (Jack Thomas Davies) announces his brand new single ‘Ysbrydoliaeth’ which will be released on Friday 19th of May, with a brand new EP expected on the 30th of June.
Ci Gofod made his solo debut with the sweet and soulful single ‘Castle Square’ in 2020. Taking influences from the likes of Super Furry Animals and Sly And The Family Stone, Ci Gofod’s brand new single ‘Ysbrydoliaeth’; which translates to ‘Inspiration’ is a blissful yet funky groove that melts dreamy guitar melodies over Thomas-Davies chilled out Welsh language vocals.
Davies writes and records his 80s-inspired soul-infused disco-funk grooves from his bedroom studio in the South Wales Valleys. To bring his unique brand of indie-funk euphoria to stages, his live band now consists of Josh David Read (keys, guitar, vox), Lloyd Bastian (guitar, vox), Quillian Thomas (bass), and Josh Cox (drums).
Ci Gofod’s singles have been featured on BBC Introducing with Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru Playlist, and Aled Hugh’s BBC Radio Cymru and Featured Live at The BBC 6 Music Fringe Festival when it featured in The Moon Club,Cardiff.
Ci Gofod’s most successful single to date, ‘Lose the Pressure’, which will be a hit with any fans of Chic, Jungle, Sly and the Family Stone, and has exceeded expectation on streaming platforms.
Along with his mission to fill dancefloors with his energetic and flamboyant sound, Ci Gofod also seeks to orchestrate aural melting pots of funk, indie and neo-soul that pays ode to his Welsh heritage. His sights are firmly fixed on making an everlasting mark on the South Wales music scene; his success from the outset is proving that he’s a soulful force to be reckoned with.
PRESS FOR CI GOFOD
‘Promises genius and originality..a rela nugget’
– Iggy Magazine
‘an anthem to the disco and dance clubs’
– Amplify The Noise
‘hard-hitting funk song with groovy vibes’
– The Other Side Reviews
‘unique sound and infectious energy’
– Find No Enemy
‘wonderfully rich and alluring’
– Mystic Sons
‘blissful yet funky groove that melts dreamy guitar melodies’
– Music Blog Wales
Written by: Alejandro Serrano