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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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