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Watch Björk, The Breeders, LUMP, and Gwenno Perform on “Later… with Jools Holland”

Björk's First TV Performance in 8 Years; Plus Manic Street Preachers

May 22, 2018

Björk released a new album, Utopia, last year via One Little Indian. Earlier tonight she appeared on the long running BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland, where various musicians take turns in the round, performing in a TV studio in front of a live audience.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tracyanne & Danny, Natalie Prass, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Ryley Walker, Young Fathers, Lost Under Heaven, Gwenno, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 02, 2018

It was another good week for new songs. Any of our Top 3 songs could've been our #1 and we also quite enjoyed CHVRCHES' collaboration with The National's Matt Berninger (on a weaker week that probably would've been #1).  More

Album of the Week: Lucy Dacus

Historian Out Now via Matador

Mar 02, 2018

Debate the credibility of the term "indie" all you want-but even in today's landscape of monolithic labels and bustling support crews, we still expect the independent artist to follow their own vision. To say, then, that rising star Lucy Dacus may have almost single-handedly penned a cinematic masterpiece in Historian shouldn't surprise you that much.  More

Gwenno Shares New Song “Hi a Skoellyas Liv a Dhagrow”

Le Kov Due Out March 2 via Heavenly Recordings

Feb 27, 2018

Welsh musician Gwenno (full name Gwenno Saunders) is releasing her sophomore albumLe Kov, on March 2 via Heavenly Recordings. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Tir Ha Mor" (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now she has shared another song from the album, "Hi a Skoellyas Liv a Dhagrow." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mount Eerie, of Montreal, Gwenno, Yo La Tengo, Ought, and More

Plus The Decemberists, Young Fathers, The Sea and Cake, Mouse on Mars, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 19, 2018

2018 is coming on strong with lots of fantastic new tracks this week in our second Songs of the Week post of the year. Like last week, it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10. Preoccupations, The Spook School, Hinds, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, St. Vincent remixed by Kelly Lee Owens, Eels, and Hinds all could have easily made the Top 10, but it was a competitive week. More

Gwenno Shares Video for New Song “Tir Ha Mor”

Le Kov Due Out March 3 via Heavenly Recordings

Jan 16, 2018

Welsh musician Gwenno (full name Gwenno Saunders) is releasing her sophomore album, Le Kov, on March 3 via Heavenly Recordings. Now she has shared a video for its first single, "Tir Ha Mor."  More

May 26, 2016

Last October, John Grant released his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, to widespread acclaim. Now Gwenno and Peski Kid (Peski Records founder Rhys Edwards) have teamed up to create an extended reworking of the single "Voodoo Doll." Hear our premiere below. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Events: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, and More

Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Julien Baker, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Fear of Men, Yuck, Gwenno, Girls Names, Cullen Omori, TEEN, and Others to Play

Mar 04, 2016

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2016 events: two day parties on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 and one official nighttime showcase on Wednesday, March 16. The lineups include Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Yuck, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Girls Names, Gwenno, MONEY, Cullen Omori, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and more. More

Gwenno’s “Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki” Gets Remixed by Tim Gane of Cavern of Anti-Matter and Stereolab

Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings, U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Feb 23, 2016

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release last summer via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release in 2014. More

Watch: Gwenno - “Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki” Video

Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Jan 25, 2016

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release last summer via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release in 2014. Today she has shared a video for "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki." Jacek Davis directed the psychedelic clip, which features images previously seen as publicity photos. Check it out below. More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces Second Round of Artists

Mercury Rev, Gwenno, Petite Noir, Cullen Omori, Autre Ne Veut, Chad Valley, Girls Names, PINS, and More on List

Nov 17, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the second round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is a little short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More

Watch: Gwenno - “Patriarchaeth” Video

Debut Album Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Sep 15, 2015

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release in July via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall. Today she has shared a video for its single, and the album's second track, "Patriarchaeth."  More

Listen: Gwenno - “Patriarchaeth (Ewan Pearson Remix)”

Debut Album Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Aug 28, 2015

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release last month via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall.  More

Listen: Gwenno - “Chwyldro (Andrew Weatherall Remix)”

Debut Album Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Aug 03, 2015

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), got a proper full-on release last Friday via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall.  More

Listen: Gwenno - “Golau Arall”

Debut Album From Former Pipettes Member, Y Dydd Olaf, Out Today via Heavenly Recordings

Jul 24, 2015

Y Dydd Olaf, the debut solo album from Gwenno Saunders (released simply under her first name), is getting a proper full-on release today via Heavenly Recordings after an initial sold-out very limited release last fall. More


Interviews

Apr 18, 2018

Near the end of our conversation, Gwenno Saunders (who releases music simply under her first name) asks me what channels of media exist in the U.S. for other languages beyond English. Raised on the neglected tongues of Welsh and Cornish, the polyglot singer/songwriter has grown into a fervent crusader for representation. More

May 16, 2016

After five gigs at SXSW in March, Gwenno Saunders is returning to the States for an east coast tour kicking off in Boston tonight (May 16) and culminating at Moogfest. "What a line up! It's like a dream festival," the Welsh space-popstress (and former member of The Pipettes)enthuses.  More

Mar 08, 2016

Pop music and the avant-garde don't need to be mutually exclusive. Gwenno Saunders has boldly delved into both of those disparate extremes in the span of one LP. The sunny-voiced Welsh songstress garnered plenty of praise in 2006 when she and her bandmates in the British indie pop troop The Pipettes released their glossy, hook laden debut LP, We Are The Pipettes More


Reviews

Le Kov

Le Kov

Heavenly

Mar 01, 2018

Language carries a living record. Sunken cities, forgotten legends, communal values lost in the shuffle of the individual ageevery tongue unlocks stores of secrets. More

Y Dydd Olaf

Y Dydd Olaf

Heavenly

Oct 29, 2015

This ain't your Granddaddy's dystopia. The overt dread and gloominess of the apocalypse have become all too frequent, but the hallmarks of the popular sci-fi genre are all but absent on Welsh songstress Gwenno's debut LP Y Dydd Olaf. More