Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Alternative

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: Wales


Denuo is an alternative/dreampop band from Conwy in North Wales led by Welsh multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tom Mason. Blending dreamy soundscapes, ambient pop, and shoegaze elements, the sound is defined by Mason’s wistful vocals and a fascination with film soundtracks.

Originally formed as a studio project with producer/bassist Russ Hayes, their music has evolved from the subtly arranged ‘Wolf River’ EP to the more ambitious and cinematic crescendos heard in the 2014 album Scarlet Sleep and 2016's Frozen Lake EP. These releases received support within the Welsh music scene and airplay from BBC Radio stations, leading to support slots with the likes of Manic Street Preachers and The Joy Formidable.

2019 saw the release of the single Lucid - a shimmering tapestry of dreamy indie-pop and summer nostalgia featured on Spotify's "Dreampop" editorial playlist. The single is Mason's first offering from his forthcoming album, due to be released soon.
The support from Help Musicians will allow me to press my music on vinyl for the very first time and create merchandise to coincide with my album release.