by Bill Pearis

photo: Gwenno @ Green Man 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
Gwenno Green Man

Onetime Pipette member Gwenno's solo debut, Y Dydd Olaf, was one of 2015's most underrated albums. (Technically it was one of 2014's most underrated albums too, almost no one heard its original small-press release.) With its warm, analog synthesizer tones, krauty rhythms, otherworldly melodies, and her breathy vocals, it's a record I come back to often. If you haven't checked it out you can stream it via Spotify below. Tim Gane (Cavern of Anti-Matter, Stereolab) has remixed the album's "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki," turning it from a dark synthpop number into something closer to baroque psych. Harps are involved. That remix premieres in this post and you can stream it below.

Gwenno will be in the U.S. for both SXSW and Moogfest and she's just announced a few East Coast dates leading up to Moogfest, including a stop at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on May 18. Tickets will be on sale soon.

All dates are listed, along with the Tim Gane remix and album stream, below...


Gwenno - 2016 Tour dates:
Feb 26 Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Belgium
Mar 05 DJ set @ WOW Festival, Cardiff Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 10 The Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 11 Hare & Hounds 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 12 Moth Club London, United Kingdom
Mar 16 Heavenly Showcase @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 17 Under the Radar Magazine @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 18 Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales Showcase @ SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 23 LFSM Festival Nantes, France
Mar 26 Tabernacle Talgarth, United Kingdom
Mar 27 WALES GOES POP! Cardiff, United Kingdom
Apr 01 Laugharne Festival Laugharne, United Kingdom
Apr 07 De School Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 08 Motel Mozaique Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 01 Sounds From The Other City Manchester, United Kingdom
May 12 Focus Wales Wrexham, United Kingdom
May 16 Boston MA - Great Scott
May 17 Philadelphia PA - Boot & Saddle
May 18 Brooklyn NY - Rough Trade
May 19 Washington DC - DC9
May 21 Durham NC - Moogfest 2016
May 21 Moogfest 2016 Durham, NC
May 28 How The Light Gets In Hay On Wye, United Kingdom
Jul 22 Deer Shed Festival Asenby, United Kingdom
Jul 23 Tramlines Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aug 06 Caught by the River Thames London, United Kingdom