Welsh experimental folk-rock ensemble 9Bach emerged in the mid-2000s performing traditional Welsh folk music before eventually developing a distinctive and idiosyncratic style encompassing elements of world music, indie rock, jazz, and experimental pop. Led by the core duo of singer/pianist Lisa Jên Brown (known professionally as Lisa Jên) and guitarist Martin Hoyland, the band's name is a pun on the phrase "nain bach" which translates to "granny dear" in Welsh. After landing a deal with Real World Records, the group scored a critical hit with their second album, Tincian, which earned them a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Album. Known for their complex arrangements and collaborative nature, 9Bach's third album, 2016's Anian, featured a guest performance from label owner Peter Gabriel. A native Welsh speaker, Jên was born and ...
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