Even by If-Only standards, Pop Negatif Wastad are one of the more curious bands to feature on the site. Comprised of Esyllt Anwyl and former Eastenders – yes, Eastenders, you read that right – cast member Gareth Potter, the duo offered up a funked-out, dubby brand of synth-pop complete with Welsh language vocals. Some of it even gives shades of New Order if they’d grown up on Barry Island.
A solitary eponymous release is the only evidence of their collaboration, and it sees a four-track reissue as part of a new Welsh-themed series from Musique Plastique. Mining the depths of the Cymru musical cannon for DIY oddities, we eagerly await a second helping.
Pop Negatif Wastad is out now on Musique Plastique | Buy it here