Accü is Netherlands born musician and producer; Angharad van Rijswijk. The half Dutch half Welsh singer-songwriter moved to rural Carmarthenshire Wales when she was 8 years old and went on to learn and write in both English and Welsh.
She is usually known for her works as a singer, songwriter and producer although she has also on occasion encompassed her work as a visual artist in her live shows as well as in art installations. This was how the alias Accü came into fruition, meaning 'accumulator' in Dutch, reflecting how she gathers, collects and 'Accumulates' material for her works, be it lyrically, visually or sonically.
From the transition of moving countries as a child, she describes that for a couple of years, every language she knew felt like a second language, which created a self made space of detachment, entertaining herself through the making of music, art, scripting and filming VHS movies with her many other siblings. Being one of eight siblings and now coming from a large family of artists, years were spent escaping boredom with one another in the reclusive rural setting, ultimately paving the way to her musicianship.
To date she has collaborated and recorded with writer and comedian Stewart Lee, the duo Cornershop and frequent collaborateur Richard James of Gorkys Zygotic Mynci.
In 2016 she relocated from Cardiff back to rural Carmarthenshire, to complete her debut album, where she recorded and mixed it in her caravan. The debut album ‘Echo The Red’ was released in 2018 on Libertino Records to critical acclaim.