Newsoundwales – Compilation of the Year
We recently announced our Top 50 albums of 2021 which as a rule doesn’t include compilations. However, we wanted to recognise this important album so have decided to create a new category and have named it the Newsoundwales ‘Compilation Album of the Year’. The album is a stunning collection of indie artists reflecting the personal taste of its curator Kevin McGrath; a tireless fundraiser and supporter of the NHS. There are numerous gems such as Matthew Frederick’s beguiling “Hay on Wye” and Evans McCrae’s sublime “Hold On”. The collection also includes a couple of non-Welsh indie big hitters with The Wedding Present and The Nightingales. V4Velindre serves several purposes; it highlights some of the finest contemporary Welsh acts, it gives us an insight into the musical world of Kevin McGrath, it raises money for an incredibly important cause and finally it is quite simply one hell of a collection to be treasured and enjoyed.