Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard up for Welsh Music Prize and Black Moth for Desertfest 2018

So congrats to MWWB for getting a nomination for the Welsh Music Prize, who would have thought doom could get mainstream notice.

The doom outfit from Wrexham are the latest to be named as one of the 12 shortlisted artists for the award, with Baby Queens, Beneath, Gruff Rhys and Georgia Ruth already revealed.

The band say in a statement: “We are surprised and honoured to be shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize. We’ve always tried to include where we come from in the music we write.

Also, the first Bands For Desertfest 2018 have been announced, and it’s shaping up to be a good ‘un, with Black Moth added.