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Race Horses

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Race Horses
Also known asRadio Luxembourg
OriginAberystwyth/Cardiff, Wales
GenresPsychedelic pop, indie
Years active2005 (2005)–2013
LabelsPeski, Fantastic Plastic, Stolen
Past members
  • Meilyr Jones
  • Dylan Hughes
  • Gwion Llewelyn
  • Dan Bradley
  • Mali Llywelyn
  • Alun Gaffey
  • Ben Herrick

Race Horses were a Welsh band based in Cardiff, Wales and originally from Aberystwyth. Formed in 2005 as Radio Luxembourg, they changed their name in 2009 due to possible legal problems with the radio station of the same name. Initially the majority of their music was in Welsh,[1] but their final album Furniture was entirely in English.[2][3]

After appearing across Wales and during the debut Festival N°6,[4] the band announced their split in January 2013 and performed a farewell gig the following month at Clwb Ifor Bach.[5]

After Race Horses[edit]

Gwion Llewelyn has been the drummer for Yr Ods and performs live with Aldous Harding, Baxter Dury, Meilyr Jones, Alys Williams and others. He and Mali Llywelyn both play with Villagers.

Alun Gaffey continues solo as a singer-songwriter. His self-titled debut album came out in 2016 and was nominated for that year's Welsh Music Prize.[6] His second album will be released in 2020.

Dylan Hughes played with the band Endaf Gremlin (2013-2014). He now fronts the band Ynys.

Meilyr Jones played bass with Neon Neon on their 2013 live shows supporting the album Praxis Makes Perfect. He's also collaborated on the Cousins project with Euros Childs, their album released in 2012, and with Stealing Sheep. In 2010-2011 he was involved with Cate Le Bon on the Yoke project. He released his debut solo single, Refugees/Birds, on Moshi Moshi Records in August 2015, and his debut full album, 2013, came out the following March.[7] In November 2016, the album won the 2015-2016 Welsh Music Prize.[6]


  • Diwrnod Efo'r Anifeiliaid (2007 EP by Radio Luxembourg)
  • Goodbye Falkenburg (2010)
  • Furniture (2012)


  1. ^ "Race Horses - Goodbye Falkenberg review". BBC. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Race Horses - Furniture review". BBC. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ Maddy Costa (29 November 2012). "Race Horses: Furniture – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ Mark Beaumont (17 September 2012). "Festival No 6 – Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Race Horses". Facebook.com. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Rhestr fer y Wobr Gerddoriaeth Gymreig". Bbc.com. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Meilyr Jones -Shop | Moshi Moshi Records". 14 September 2015. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2020.