The story starts in the former busy seaport of Cardigan in West Wales, UK in 1978. The town was a busy port in the 1700s and 1800s and people emigrated from Cardigan to the new world and there was major trading at the port up until the 1930s. It was also the first home of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1176 and of Welsh new wave band Ail Symudiad! This town and area has always been an inspiration to the band, and that's why they're still here! Ail Symudiad were formed just after the punk era, and their influences were the Undertones, Buzzcocks, The Clash and the Sex Pistols. They were also fond of ska bands like The Specials, and in Wales, Trwynau Coch. (Red Noses) who were also a pop/new wave band that were a big help to Ail Symudiad at the start and supported them on numerous occasions. Ail Symudiad members then were Wyn Jones, bass, backing vocals; Gareth Lewis, drums and Richard Jones, guitar and vocal.