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Posts Tagged ‘The Pipettes’

Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day) by Gwenno Saunders: an interview

Talking politics, robots, poetry and much more with the very cool Gwenno, formerly of The Pipettes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gwenno-by-Katie-Ponder
Gwenno by Katie Ponder.

Gwenno Saunders, formerly of The Pipettes, and now living in Wales, has released a political concept album inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh language sci-fi novel. Written by Gwenno and produced by Rhys Edwards, Y DYDD OLAF (The Last Day) turns its back on predictable commercial aspirations and lifts a defiant middle finger in the direction of the mainstream. I caught up with Gwenno to find out more about robot world domination, the joy of speaking Cornish (and Welsh) and deciding to do things your own way. She's an inspiration.

Gwenno-by-Katie-Ponder
Gwenno by Katie Ponder.

Your new album is almost entirely sung in Welsh, what does the title Y Dydd Olaf mean and why did you chose the title?
Y Dydd Olaf means… read more

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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. 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 […]

Video Single: Ymbelydredd by Gwenno

Gwenno Saunders of The Pipettes returns with the sweetest of pop sounds on her Welsh language EP Ymbelydredd. Enjoy the summery lead single here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It matters not a jot that the lyrics are in Welsh and despite my lineage (my Granny is Welsh) I understand not one word – on Gwenno‘s new EP Ymbelydredd […]

Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV

Last week I was interviewed by Ani Saunders of The Pipettes for The Muse TV. You can watch the episode here, and if you answer a question at the end there's the chance to win a copy of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me and Ani Saunders with Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Last week Ani Saunders of The Pipettes asked me to take part in a short TV programme looking at vintage […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) Launch Party – In Pictures – Night!

A week on, have a look at the story of the ACOFI night launch in pictures, featuring all our guests, 6 Day Riot, the Pipettes, Will from the Mystery Jets and much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrator Naomi Law and Amelia’s Mag contributor Jessica Furseth The fabulous 6 Day Riot 6 Day Riot lead singer Tamara The Scout Hut at 123 Bethnal Green Road Illustrator Joana […]

ACOFI cake illustration by Danielle Shepherd

Amelia’s ACOFI Launch Party by Hels

Featuring: Amelia's Magazine writers, 6 Day Riot, The Pipettes, Mystery Jets DJ, Vodka, Beer, Amelia's Dad, Cake and Jersey. This post is a bit of a short story to be truthful - or a diary entry with amazing pictures...

Written by Helen Martin

Bright city lights of London and 123 Bethnal Green Road by Avril Kelly Vrooosh and we’re in. After a National Express journey from Bristol at 4.10pm we arrived immersed in […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Andrea Peterson

The first of my ACOFI launch party illustration blogs features Alexandra Haddow, Lupe Castro, Francesca of Forward PR, Jessica Bumpus of Vogue, Nyla of Ethical Heaven and The Pipettes. Read on to see Andrea's lovely artwork.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI Lily Vanilli cake by Andrea Peterson. Over the past few days a steady trickle of fabulous illustrations from the ACOFI launch night party (read my review here) have been […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) Book Launch Party… by Matt

Friday 28th January saw us launch Amelia's Comprendium of Fashion Illustration at the 123 Bethnal Green Road ethical superstore. I lost my trousers, survived the day on a chicken bagel and ached all weekend, but here's how 'ACOFI' was for me…

Written by Matt Bramford

123 Bethnal Green Road, illustrated by Naomi Law The build up for the Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party was immense. The #ACOFI hashtag on Twitter went mental in […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party … by Jess

Finally and after much ado, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration got its much-deserved launch party. Guests were in for a whirlwind of colour and creativity - just like you get with the book itself.

Written by Jessica Furseth

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, and […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party Review: by Amelia

The launch party for ACOFI took place on Friday 28th January 2011. Huge thanks to everyone who made the party go off with such a bang! With lots of lovely photos.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pipettes by Emma Block. It’s been a long run up to the official launch of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration… but on Friday it was finally party time at […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI launch party invite for Friday 28th January 2011. Well, dear readers, today is finally the official launch day of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, which you have no doubt […]

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration. Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we […]

The Pipettes – Interview

Having lost a member and their reliance on 50s doo-wop, the Pipettes return with a second album that sees them seeking new sounds from the 60s and 70s

Written by Ian Steadman

The Pipettes were a pretty big deal a few years ago, bursting onto the indie club scene with their 50s and 60s-influenced polka-dot pop song album Meet The Pipettes and […]