NOT SO much "The Land of my Fathers" as the land of my synthesiser in Wales these days. After Catatonia, Super Furry Animals and a flurry of other class acts comes Hybrid, a Swansea-based dance trio with a predilection for Russian orchestration and Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks) vocals. After a measly 13 gigs they've already been nominated for best live act by Musik magazine (along with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Underworld and Chemical Brothers) but if you'd rather test them out in the comfort of your living room before trundling along to a live gig, their first album, Wide Angle, is out on 13 September (Distinctive Records).

Hybrid play Birmingham, London, Norwich, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle from 11-17 October. Contact www.distinctiverecords.com

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