Following the wide critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ were pleased to announce that Gwenno was awarded Welsh language ‘Album of the Year’ at the annual Eisteddfod festival.
A celebration of all things Welsh, the special event hosted at Caffi Maes B over the weekend saw Gwenno pick up the award. On winning she says:
“I think that celebrating the fact that so many Welsh albums have been released this year is important, it doesn’t really matter who the winner is because no one piece of music is better than the other. So I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all those who have managed to create an album this year, and cheers to the Eisteddfod for acknowledging
contemporary music — here’s to DIY!”
Read more about the annual event & other nominations here.
“The tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous…Dystopia has never sounded so alluring.”
Loud & Quiet — 9/10
“It might be running out, but this is a record that demands what’s left of your time”
Q Magazine – ★★★★
“Awash with beguiling class and cleverly layered synth tones, it’s one you’ll rave about to your mates and listen to on repeat”
Shindig – ★★★★
“Her solo debut channels Broadcast and Boards Of Canada via fragrant kosmische grooves as she sings a socialist manifesto…Seldom is the personal married to the political in such an enchanting fashion.”
Uncut – ★★★★
“Wonderfully atmospheric electro-pop”
Financial Times – ★★★★
“A record so effortlessly coherent, consistently engaging as to be almost perfect.”
Record Collector Magazine – ★★★★
“Mixing an ancient, bucolic language with otherworldly dance music is a genius move”
MOJO – ★★★★
“Blissful, dreamy psychedelia, full of twinkling electronics and metronomic drums”
Evening Standard – ★★★★
“(The Welsh language) floats beautifully over the album’s retro krautrock/space-rock soundscape”
Next weekend Gwenno will be playing Greenman Fetsival as well hosting a an ‘in conversation’ with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys.
Plus, this Autumn Gwenno heads on a co-headline ‘Heavenly 25′ tour with H.Hawkline.