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Watch: Gwenno - “Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki” Video

Y Dydd Olaf Out Now via Heavenly Recordings

Jan 25, 2016 Gwenno
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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.

Saunders explained the video to Gigwise, who premiered it, saying: “Jacek’s imagery evokes pure glamour in the most DIY sense, and since ‘Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki’ is about dancing in a dystopian future where robot overlords have taken over the world and we’re all rapidly being turned into clones, we thought we’d make a video of me dancing - as a final wave goodbye to freedom.”

Saunders was previously best known as a member of the retro-sounding girl group The Pipettes (which also featured Rose Elinor Dougall), but Y Dydd Olaf sounds very little like that fun pop group, as it’s mainly sung in Saunders’ native Welsh language and is inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh sci-fi novel that shares the album’s title and was written by Owain Owain. And musically there’s a blissed out Krautrock vibe, with reference points that include 1960s electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (responsible for arranging the Doctor Who theme), Broadcast, and Stereolab.

Gwenno U.K. Tour Dates:

BBC 6 Music Festival, Bristol - Feb 13
The Bodega, Nottingham - Mar 10
Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham - Mar 11
Moth Club, London - Mar 12
Wales Goes Pop!, Cardiff - Mar 25
Laugharne Festival, Laugharne - Apr 1
Focus Wales, Wrexham - May 12


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