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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gwenno ... Ymbelydredd

As you know, I love The PipettesWhile they are taking a break, Gwenno is releasing a new EP! Yay! 

 
Gwenno

The good news is that the single is really good. There is no bad news, but it isn't sung in English. That's right, it is sung in Welsh.

You see, the Saunders sisters (Gwenno and Ani) are from Wales. And Gwenno was already a Welsh singer before she joined The Pipettes. She had a song called "Vodya" in 2003.

The Pipettes: Ani and Gwenno

Anyhoo ... her new song is very chill ... dreamy and beautiful. I love it! And even if you don't know the words, you can just sort of make them up as you go along. I've done this before with Bananarama's song in Swahili "Aie A Mwana" and Alcazar's Swedish song "Grillvagn."

The song and EP will be available on August 6 via her label's website at www.peski.co.uk, as well as iTunes.

Enjoy the montage video. Sadly, Gwenno isn't in the video. Perhaps there will be a second video with her in it!


Ymbelydredd

4 comments:

  1. here are the lyrics in English:

    Radiation

    Lying in the sun and smoking through the afternoon
    Discussing our dreams, not worrying about the now
    There's nothing better than wasting time in Castle park
    And sneaking into the cinema wihout paying and eating ice cream

    Through the endless summer your love radiates

    Don't scare me, you've pulled me back
    What do you have to offer now that we're friends again?

    Crossing the bridge, dress from C&A
    A group of men shout "who's babysitting you tonight?"

    Through the endless summer your love radiates

    Don't scare me, you've pulled me back
    What do you have to offer now that we're friends again?
    Don't scare me, you've pulled me back
    What do you have to offer now that we're friends again?

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  2. That song is a good call. I just heard it on amazingradio.co.uk but have long been a fan of Gwenno. She released two CD EPs back in the early 2000s - Vodya, that you mentioned and the six-track Môr Hud. Vocals were variously in welsh, Cornish and English. I have bothe (legally on CD) so just ask if you want more info.

    Richard
    'Thoughts On Music'
    rpgreenhalgh.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Richard! I've also discovered her demo EPs on SoundCloud!

      Also ... stay tuned ... We have a Pipettes exclusive coming up!

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