He says he is anti-pop, and anti-mainstream. His debut album continues to sell worldwide, and he is now recording another album alone in West Kernow. For media enquiries about If Wen contact James H Soars + 44 (0) 1604 456561 Mob +44 (0) 7758 781032 firstname.lastname@example.org For festival bookings If Wen is represented by BPA Live contact Dave Moss-Blundell +44 (0)1765 605987 email@example.com At the core of If Wen’s sound is a fragile combination of quiet fingerpicked acoustic guitar and gentle, breathy vocals. To MTV2’s credit they have picked up on a Super 8 cine film shot near the barn and beach and this has broadcast repeatedly on their cult programme “120 minutes.” Radio DJs beyond the UK have taken If Wen into the Top 50 for folk music airplay worldwide.
In recent years he has played live at several non-mainstream festivals (Grassroots, City Pulse, Falmouth) and his gentle, melodic songs come across at their best if the venue is relaxed and the audience prepared to listen in silence. The “If” was a nickname, and the “Wen” is from the Celtic language. …genius…one of best things heard in last ten years…could be the English Elliot Smith.’ Shaun Belcher, Flyin’ Shoes Review. ‘…an impressive album… If Wen is one to watch for 2009…” BBC DJ Gary Crowley. ‘…songs that go far deeper than many song writers are capable of going…’ the acoustic/folk fanzine Fatea. ‘A quite charming and fulfilling debut release’ David Kidman, NetRhythms. ‘Simple, pastoral, but breathtaking folktronica.’ Radio Caroline TV. ‘…a really great album…’ BBC DJ Sean Rowley www.ifwen.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..