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The best new music in South Wales How did Demeter Grieving come together? Myself and James Minas-Blight formed the group a few months ago after working together on a solo project. We discovered how much we enjoyed making music together and began working on new music to release under the alias of Demeter Grieving.

What's the meaning behind the name? Demeter was a goddess in Greek religion and mythology.

How would you describe your music to the uninitiated? Our music tends to lean towards a more dark and ambient sound, with honest lyrics created from experience. It's a mixture of indie and electro, with hints of jazz, soul, blues and pop.

What is your earliest musical memory? Singing in front of the entire school, I was so nervous that I could hardly move but it sparked my ambition to be a performer.

Who was your earliest musical influence? Definitely Lauryn Hill.

What was the first record you bought and where did you buy it? It was Lauryn Hill's MTV Unplugged 2.0, I got it from HMV in Cardiff.

What was the first gig you attended? Sadly it was a Liberty X gig, embarrassing, I know.

What's for the future? We've got two singles out at the moment, Hurting and The Morning After. TMA is our newest release, it can be bought on iTunes, Bandcamp or Amazon MP3. But within the coming weeks we will be releasing our newest single, promising a very different sound: Codeine Culture.

Where can we find out more about you? You can find us at: Calling all up-and-coming musicians... if you have a gig coming up or are releasing material and would like to be featured in this column, email Dave Owens at or call 029 2024 3628


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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 7, 2014
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