Alffa – Black Angel
FFO: Royal Blood
Release Date: 29th November 2019
North Wales outfit Alffa released ‘Black Angel’ in November and it’s a track that will do their growing reputation no harm at all. The duo cite influences such as The Black Keys, Jack White and Jimi Hendrix, but ‘Black Angel’ feels like it is straight off of a Royal Blood album. The similarities between the two duos extends beyond simply the number of members in each band or the drummer/guitarist and vocalist set up; the dark and aggressive but remarkably crisp sounds are so alike.
There’s a grunge feel to the release as well as an undeniably infectious rhythm throughout which means this is a track well worth checking out, and this band well worth keeping an eye on. This year Spotify revealed that Alffa were the most streamed welsh language act ever, but this track showcases that their talent is just as evident in English as it is in Welsh.
Don’t forget you can check out all the tracks we’ve reviewed this year on the playlist below: