See Gwenno on Friday 4 September at Blackwood Miners’ Institute on The Carling Stage, with Dub War and The Voyeurs.
More about Gwenno:
Winner of Welsh Album of the Year at this year’s Eisteddfod for ‘Y Dydd Olaf’.
In a period of governmental and cultural transition, former Pipettes front-woman, Gwenno Saunders, releases a political concept album inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh language sci-fi novel, subtly disguised as a blissful kraut-pop record.
First with Peski Records, where a limited edition pressing of her new album Y DYDD OLAF (The Last Day) sold out in weeks, and now signed to Heavenly, Gwenno has found the perfect home for her brand of left-field electropop. And with the parallel world of 1980s underground Welsh-medium music by artists including Malcolm Neon, Llwybr Llaethog, Datblygu and Ectogram, not forgetting the German Krautrock movement of the 1970s, and early electronic music pioneers Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire inspiring her music, outlook and aspirations, Y DYDD OLAF feels at once retro, contemporary and futuristic.
Having recently supported Gruff Rhys on his much-celebrated ‘American Interior’ tour, Gwenno is about to embark on a busy summer of live appearances and of course at Velvet Coalmine.