This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video comes from Dactyl Terra – winners of the Green Man Rising competition – performing in the virtual final earlier this year.
It’s that time of the summer, and Green Man 2022 is underway. To mark the occasion, our video of the week comes from Welsh band Dactyl Terra who were crowned the winners of Green Man’s 2022 Rising competition. The annual contest is supported by Green Man Trust and Arts Council Wales, and the winners are given the chance to grace the main stage at the festival.
Judges for previous years of the competition have come from: Domino Records, Moshi Moshi, Beggars, Bella Union, Creative Artist Agency, William Morris, Speedy Wunderground, Heavenly Recordings, BBC Radio, Communion, Guardian Music.
Dactyl Terra emerged on the Welsh music scene post-lockdown, speaking of their EP released earlier this year, they told Buzz magazine: “We recorded it ourselves with a few mics plugged straight into a laptop, and then Ed Boogie mastered it. We recorded it in a space we used to put on live music nights in Blackwood. We didn’t really know what we were doing; we just knew we wanted to make a record ourselves because if we started doing it that way we would be able to make lots of future records whenever we wanted. So we got it pressed on vinyl and are releasing it on a label we started, Wasabi Overload. We want to help get more bands’ music recorded and pressed on vinyl in the future.”
You can watch Dactyl Terra’s Green Man Rising session below.
You can stream music from Dactyl Terra here.