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Derw started as a project between songwriter Dafydd Dabson and his mum Anna Georgina, a lyricist, after they got to the final of S4C songwriting competition Can i Gymru in 2018 and decided to keep writing together. The band is fronted by Welsh/Iranian singer Elin Fouladi and their debut EP 'Yr Unig Rhai Sy'n Cofio' involves musicians from Welsh acts Zervas and Pepper, Afrocluster and Codewalkers. Drawing on chamber pop influences like The National and Elbow, Derw combine luscious instrumental arrangements with Fouladi's distinctive and soulful vocal sound. Thematically, the band has a strong connection with the past and Anna's family history, taking it's name from her father - Derwas.

'Yr Unig Rhai Sy'n Cofio' (The Only Ones Who Remember) focuses on telling those stories to ensure they aren't forgotten