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Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Cracknell’

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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An interview with Julie Ann Baenziger of Sea of Bees

As new single Gnomes is released I finally publish my interview with the most wondrous Sea of Bees. Julie Ann Baenziger came out of a small suburb of Sacramento to sign with Heavenly last year, and now we can't get enough of her heartfelt tunes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sea Of Bees by Calico Charlotte Melton. Sea of Bees released her new single Gnomes on Heavenly Recordings yesterday. It’s yet another heart rending slice of Julie Ann Baenziger, so […]

Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil. It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny […]

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 […]