Cwmcarn earns its stripes in rock band video

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18 MARCH 2011NEWS RELEASE No: 14502

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Cwmcarn Forest is well known for its waymarked trails and meandering forest drive, but now its charms are also starring in a new music video to promote Welsh rock band Tiger Please’s new single.

The up-and-coming south Wales band used the Assembly Government forest near Caerphilly as the setting for its new video, “Spring and its offering“.

Released in February, Spring and its offering is the final track of the band’s Seasons EP – a collection of four tracks inspired by a year in the life of vocalist Leon Stanford.

Video director, Ben Smith of Cardiff-based Gingenious, said, “Cwmcarn is absolutely spectacular. We couldn’t have asked for a better location.”

Managed by Forestry Commission Wales, Cwmcarn Forest has a seven-mile forest drive through 1,200 hectares of woodland. There are seven themed car parks along the route, complete with BBQs and play areas for children.

The forest also has a visitor centre, walking and mountain bike trails, and a fishing lake.

FC Wales Forest Ranger Emma Louise Felkin said, “I hope Tiger Please fans will be inspired to visit Cwmcarn after watching the video to see for themselves the beautiful forest and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

“Our woodlands offer wide-ranging opportunities for recreation and enjoyment – and not everyone can say they’ve been somewhere which featured in a music video!”

Each track on the Tiger Please EP is based on a different season and the effect that season has on its surroundings and on people’s emotions.

The video for Spring and its offering can be seen online at (can’t find it though!!) along with “Autumn came the fall”, the first of Seasons’ four tracks, which reached number six in the Kerrang TV charts.

Tiger Please are a band on the rise. Managed by Funeral for a Friend’s drummer Ryan Richards, their debut album, They Don't Change Under Moonlight, was released in 2009 on the Walnut Tree label to critical acclaim.

They have toured with famous names including Funeral for a Friend and Kids In Glass Houses, and are currently on tour with The Crave. Last year they featured in Kerrang, Classic Rock and Rock Sound magazines, and appeared at Download and Sonnisphere festivals.


About 14 per cent of Wales is covered by woodlands. Of this, 38% (126,000 hectares/311,000 acres) is owned by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Forestry Commission Wales is the Welsh Assembly Government’s department of forestry and manages these woodlands on its behalf.

For more information on Cwmcarn Forest, contact Emma Louise Felkin on 02920 886863, mobile 07824 857541, email

More information on the woodlands of Wales is available on

Press office contact: Clive Davies on 0300 068 0061, mobile 07788 190922, email