Dwen are a mysterious London act with a sound drawing influences from acts like Bibio, Cocteau Twins, Jam City, Toro Y Moi, Mount Kimbie, LA Priest.. Sounds good on paper right? Well it does on your speakers as well.
They made their debut with two tracks, “Deadard” and “Ponytail”, and they’re both available as a free download!
Dwen is the phonetic spelling of douen, and a play on the word duende. The names given to mythological entities taken from caribbean and latin folk lore (proper little cunts by all accounts).
The latter spelling also carries a double meaning, that of the artistic/musical term of Duende. The eerie sense of sadness, loss, longing, fear and emotional authenticity that haunts so many works of art.