Announces H.Hawkline UK tour dates
Y DYDD OLAF (The Last Day) due 24th July via Heavenly Recordings
Having recently supported Gruff Rhys on his much-celebrated ‘American Interior’ tour, and with her release of her debut solo album Y DYDD OLAF just over a month away, GWENNO has announced news of a co-headline tour with her new label-mate H. Hawkline in September as part of Heavenly Recordings’ ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations. Upcoming UK live info below:
Saturday 4th July – CARDIFF – Tafwyl
Sunday 5th July – LIVERPOOL – Heavenly 25 @ Kazimier
Sunday 19th July – SOUTHWOLD – Latitude
Friday 31st July – CORNWALL – Port Eliot Festival
Friday 14th August – CARDIGAN – Caught By The River
Sunday 6th September – PORTMEIRION – Festival No. 6
Co-Headline tour with H.Hawkline:
Thursday 17th September – LEEDS – Brudenell Games Room
Friday 18th September – GLASGOW – The Hug & Pint
Saturday 19th September – NEWCASTLE – Think Tank
Sunday 20th September – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Tuesday 22nd September – LONDON – Oslo
Wednesday 23rd September – BRISTOL – Louisiana
Thursday 24th September – BRIGHTON – The Basement
Friday 25th September – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 26th September – BIRMINGHAM – Rainbow Club
In a period of governmental and cultural transition, former Pipettes
front-woman, Gwenno Saunders, releases a political concept album inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh language sci-fi novel, subtly disguised as a blissful kraut-pop record. Written by Gwenno and produced by Rhys Edwards, Y DYDD OLAF
(The Last Day
) will be released 24th July on Heavenly Recordings. Click HERE
to listen to ‘Patriarchaeth
‘, one of the album’s many stand-out tracks.
Taking its cue, and title, from Owain Owain’s 1976 novel about a dystopian future where the robots have taken over and are busily turning the human race into clones through the use of medication, Y DYDD OLAF blends big themes, great tunes, and a real sense of revolution to produce a powerful, politically-charged concept album. The album, which is sung entirely in Welsh, apart from one song in Cornish, is a political and feminist record, and a cultural document and celebration of what is unique about life in modern day Britain.
First with Peski Records, where a limited edition pressing of the album sold out in weeks, and now signed to Heavenly, she has found the perfect home for her brand of left-field electropop. And with the parallel world of 1980s underground Welsh-medium music by artists including Malcolm Neon, Llwybr Llaethog, Datblygu and Ectogram, not forgetting the German Krautrock movement of the 1970s, and early electronic music pioneers Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire inspiring her music, outlook and aspirations, Y DYDD OLAF feels at once retro, contemporary and futuristic.
Y DYDD OLAF will be released 24th July on Heavenly Recordings.