Gwenno: Y Dydd Olaf

Polka dots and political post-pop from the Cardiff singer.

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Once an indie star with The Pipettes, Gwenno Saunders has returned to her home town of Cardiff and gotten serious.

She may be bemoaning the dominance of technology, but it’s her able ally here. The singer, who not so long ago had a hit with the jaunty Pull Shapes has wrought beguiling new ones.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts has written about music, films, and art for innumerable outlets. His new book The Velvet Underground is out April 4. He has also published books on Lou Reed, Elton John, the Gothic arts, Talk Talk, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Abba, Tom Jones and others. Among his interviewees over the years have been David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Bryan Ferry, Al Green, Tom Waits & Lou Reed. Born in North Wales, he lives in London.