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9 of the Best Artists at Focus Wales 2021 | Gigwise

FOCUS Wales, as Gigwise has consistently reported, is one of the very best in new music showcases. In 2021, the conference and festival took place a few months later than usual after the entire of 2020 off.

Rotating around The Fat Boar pub and its excellent menu, industry types skittered around Wrexham to find some of the best new picks from a brand new crop of musicians blooming out of the pavement cracks of the pandemic.

We’re here to highlight some of the best for you.


Dressed always in the mauve he’s named for, Mauvey sees the colour as in between, just like his music. Based between Vancouver and London, Mauvey blends the alt-pop of Charli XCX with hip-hop, RnB and a dash of Roisin Murphy disco.

Listen: ‘Irrational’
What’s next?: World domination.