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Background information
Origin Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, Wales
Genres Indie Rock
Years active 2009 -present
Labels I Ka Ching (2014-present)
Associated acts Sŵnami
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Endaf Gremlin
Members Osian Williams
Ifan Jones
Gruffydd Edwards
Tomos Edwards
Lewis Williams

Candelas are a Welsh rock band from Llanuwchllyn, North Wales.


Candelas released their first EP "Kim Y Syniad" in 2011. Since being signed to the label I Ka Ching in 2013 they have released two albums and three singles. Their first album featured songs in both Welsh and English and their second album is entirely sung in Welsh.

In 2013 the band won three awards from the magazine Y Selar for best song, best long record and best band. They won best band again in 2015. Their album Bodoli'n Ddistaw was shortlisted for the 2015 Welsh-language album of the year.

The band have played at numerous music festivals across Wales such as Festival Number 6, Maes B, and Tafwyl which they headlined in 2016 and again in 2017 after Bryn Fôn pulled out.

As of 2017 the band is reported to be recording their first English-language EP and a third album.

The band's drummer, Lewis Williams, won best instrumentalist at the 2013 Y Selar awards for his work in Candelas and Sŵnami.



Title English Translation Released
Cynt a’n Bellach Before and Now/Faster and Further 2014
Dim Cyfrinach No Secrets 2014
Ddoe, Heddiw, a 'Fory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 2017
Gan Bo Fi'n Gallu Because I can 2018
O! Mor Effeithiol Oh! So Effective 2018

Albums and EPs

Title Length Label Released
Kim Y Syniad (EP) 19:40 Peno Productions 2011
Candelas 44:33 Peno Productions 2013
Bodoli'n Ddistaw 39:56 I Ka Ching 2014
Wyt Ti'n Meiddio Dod I Chwarae? n/a I Ka Ching 2018