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Based in the South Wales Valleys, The Minerals are Colenso Jones (Climbing Trees) and Jodie Gibson (Drop Dead Darling), and formed in the Summer of 2014.

Merging elements of Country, Electro and Psychedelia, the duo’s influences range from The Vaselines to Leadbelly, and from Mogwai to Nick Drake.

A collection of eight songs written in the remote hills of Southern France in the Winter of 2014, their eponymous debut album was released the following June, with opening track Ball Of String released as a single off the back of the record’s success in February 2016.

The band have already begun work on their second record, set for release through Staylittle Music in early 2017.