Following across-the-board acclaim for her new album Tresor, which it out now, Gwenno today shares a video for LP highlight ‘N.Y.C.A.W.’ to celebrate the album’s release.
‘N.Y.C.A.W.’ (Nid yw Cymru ar Werth – Wales is not for Sale) is the album’s sole Welsh language track and widens the frame outward from the personal to the protest.
As Gwenno comments:
‘A satirical prod at our current neoliberalist thinking, “N.Y.C.A.W.” (a well-known slogan in Wales against the rise of second homes) is a gentle reminder that community will always trump capitalism, and that all that matters in the end is love.’
❤️ WATCH THE VIDEO HERE ❤️
Of the video Gwenno adds:
‘We took a trip to Berlin to work with our good friend Steve Glashier, to celebrate the tradition of protest and as an homage to the brilliant ‘Fideo 9’ TV series which took Welsh language bands to Europe to film pop videos in the 90s.’
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.