Ash Cooke is a multidisciplinary artist based in North Wales who first came to prominence in the late 90′s Cardiff group Derrero. During his time in the band they released 3 critically acclaimed albums and toured with the likes of Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Sebadoh and Granddaddy as well as collaborating on the film ‘Beautiful Mistake’ with John Cale. The band also recorded three sessions for the legendary John Peel. Following the dissolution of Derrero Ash has embarked upon a prolific solo career under the name Pulco. Across 15 years and as many albums he has developed a unique brand of uncompromising cut & paste collage pop drawing upon found sound and observational poetry. Pulco music is created with the barest of tools and is made with intentionally minimal means, just one microphone and an iPad. His autobiographical sketchbook style has characteristically diverse influences from Lou Barlow & The Fall to The Shadow Ring and Young Marble Giants. Ash runs the experimental label Recordiau Prin, which has published audio work by contemporary artists such as Bristol's Tremolo Ghosts and has also curated an international tribute to seminal Welsh group Gorkys Zygotic Mynci. Ash's reputation as a poet & visual artist has also grown steadily over the last 10 years, self-releasing zines combining visual poetry and collage under the Pethau Garw name and designing record covers.

Oriel Wrecsam / Saturday 13th May / 02:10 PM

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