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Posts Tagged ‘Cocteau Twins’

Ymbelydredd EP: An interview with Gwenno Saunders

Gwenno Saunders is probably best known as one third of The Pipettes, but she's now returned to her hometown of Cardiff and recorded a fantastic Welsh language EP. Here she explains the making of Ymbelydredd.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gwenno by Laura Hickman
Gwenno by Laura Hickman.

A couple of weeks back I posted the video for Gwenno's new single Ymbelydredd, which is the lead single from a fantastic EP bearing the same name. Ymbelydredd documents Gwenno's Welsh youth growing up in the Riverside area of Cardiff during the 80s and 90s, dreaming of the big wide world. 'I always wanted to leave, to explore the world, like we all do. But looking back Cardiff was, and is, an incredibly vibrant city. Riverside in particular, even though it's one of the poorest areas of Cardiff, is rich in a multitude of cultures, being a home to people from all over the world. Brought up as a Welsh and Cornish speaker I fitted right in, you very rarely heard any English being spoken on the streets of Riverside, even today you don’t.' Here the talented Welsh singer talks about the making of Ymbelydredd and describes why she's rediscovered the hometown she tried so hard to… read more

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One to Watch: La Garçonne presents debut single Super Hero

New music from Ranya Dube, releasing her debut single under La Garçonne with a self-created video to accompany. Wonderful stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First musical discovery of 2012: La Garçonne, the new solo project from singer Ranya Dube. She created this very lovely video for first single Super Hero, and is in the […]

Review: Truck Festival 2011

Once a year, a farm deep in the Oxfordshire countryside opens its gate and in rushes the most talented musicians of the moment, kids, babies, lovely people.... and a monster. We wouldn't miss it for the world.

Written by Cari Steel

Truck Monster Illustration by Barb Royal Dancing like a loon to jungle music at 3am. Sitting next to a cornfield in the evening sunshine with a succulent burger in one […]

Saint Saviour at Bush Hall: Live Review

The former Groove Armada singer wows the crowds with her debut solo show at Bush Hall on Saturday 23rd October 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Saint Saviour by Genie Espinosa. Fresh from touring with Groove Armada, with whom she collaborated on the album Black Light, Saint Saviour played her debut solo show at Bush Hall, […]

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Efterklang – The Asylum, Birmingham – Live Review

Seeing this band live hurts, but in the good way

Written by Wolfdisguisedasmonk

Efterklang are a seven-piece from the tiny Danish island of Als who have big ideas involving strings, brass and symphonic harmonies, refusing to let a lack of classical training serve […]

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Things to Make and Do with It hugs back

The Wilmington Arms, London, Friday 20th February

Written by Jenny Stevens

With a repertoire that boasts Blonde Redhead, Stereolab, Pixies and the Cocteau Twins, 4AD rarely disappoint. The latest signing from the cult indie label, Kent four piece It Hugs Back, […]