It’s a proud and happy day for Heavenly Recordings!
Today sees Gwenno, shortlisted for the Mercury Prize 2022 for her acclaimed third album Tresor alongside the likes of Self Esteem, Wet Leg, Little Simz, Fergus Mccreadie, Joy Crookes, Kojey Radical, Yard Act, Supernova, Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler ….. Tresor (Treasure) is Gwenno’s third full length solo album and the second almost entirely in Cornish, with one track in Welsh, her other native language.
Praise for ‘Tresor:’
“Alluring Cornish psych-pop… An ambitious album from a unique artist.” – The Observer – ✭✭✭✭
“A mesmerising exploration of femininity, motherhood, desire and agency… Travelling through Gwenno’s soundscapes is a lovely thing.” – Sunday Times – ✭✭✭✭
“A musician dedicated to mapping out the intersection of land, heritage, identity and potential… An exploratory, visionary record.” – Uncut – 9/10
“An otherworldly record… Saunders addresses motherhood, freedom, language and identity in songs that flicker like flames.” – MOJO – ✭✭✭✭
“A beautifully crafted album of magical reverby pop tunes… Tresor is Cornish for ‘treasure’ and this album really is.” – The I Paper – ✭✭✭✭ (Album of the Week)
“Delightfully otherworldly… a world of pulsing rhythms and brightly chiming colours.” – Financial Times – ✭✭✭✭
“Gwenno’s third album mixed lilting dreampop and modern psychedelia to create something otherworldly.” – The Guardian –
“The music is as beautiful and strange as the county” – Evening Standard – ✭✭✭✭
“Shades of Super Furry Animals and Stereolab come into An Stevel Nowydh, while the orchestral touches and fuzzed-out guitars of Anima and the floating,dreamlike cadences of Porth La are compelling.” – The Times – ✭✭✭✭
“Tresor is full of mystery, beautiful sound-pictures and grooves that are strangely both warm and yet motorik… There’s a unique vibe here.” – Shindig – ✭✭✭✭
“Tresor examines motherhood in beguilingly strange and wonderful ways, from the folk-psych of Anima to the dreampop title track and the motorik minimalism of the standout Ardamm.” PROG
To celebrate the release of ‘Tresor’ Gwenno will play four in-store events in London, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton. She appears at a number of festivals over the summer and will headline her own shows this Autumn with a big London show at the Village Underground.