After her first band, retro-pop troupe the Pipettes, went on hiatus, Gwenno moved back to Cardiff. What followed was 2014’s critically acclaimed Y Dydd Olaf  – a record about the importance of preserving cultural identity. Nine of its songs are in Welsh while the closing track is in Cornish. It was one of the most original albums we’ve heard and established her as a master of synth-pop moods and textures.

This year she’s back with a new record titled Le Kov written entirely in Cornish. Like her debut, Le Kov is a bold statement on the importance of protecting minority languages and continues her trailblazing mission. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, you’ll know what she’s communicating when you see her perform.

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