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It’s always a delight to find that a new track I’ve discovered on Spotify is actually by a British act. Currently sitting atop the very diversely international New Pop Revolution playlist is Dusky Grey, aka Gethin Williams and Catrin Hopkins, two 19-year-old singers from North Wales. Their single Told Me is a simple, sweet duet. The sound is acoustic-pop but somehow manages to be a bit reggae and a bit country at the same time. Originally a solo act, Gethin released an album as Dusky Grey called Hide & Seek, but when he featured Catrin on this track and it was signed to East West/Warner Music, they became a duo. In addition to the Spotify boost, the track has been supported by BBC Introducing in Wales and Merseyside, and they will be filming a video for it next month. In the meantime we’ll have to make do with this video of them singing it live… in Welsh.