Our chat with Gwenno at this year's End of the Road
What can an audience expect from your live set?I’m super excited to play the festival, and what you can expect is a wall of noise that's gathering pace at the moment, which I'm quite excited about; a bath of sound.
What sort of elements do you have in your live show?There are electronic bits, I’m playing synth, and there’s some piano. My husband and I made the record together, he produced and arranged the second record, and his guitar is the thing which is really exciting. It’s really lovely to zone out.
That’s a really nice thing to have worked on together.It is you know, and I feel like it takes you quite a while to work out what your rhythm is, musically and creatively. Sometimes you think ‘Ah I need to be more aggressive or exciting', but it’s that relaxing contemplative quietness that's quite powerful as well. It’s about abstractness I think -it’s really nice to find that place where you think ‘That’s fine, I don’t need to go any further.'
You’ve picked another Welsh speaking band, Adwaith, to go on tour with you. Was that something that you thought about when picking a support for your tour?
I think Adwaith are brilliant and I would have really killed to have a band like that when I was growing up, and that’s a massive thing for me with them. They're just brilliant and uncompromising. The song ‘Fel I Fod’ which is ‘How To Be’ - I just love it, and it’s kind of on that basis that I invited them. It’s about how sometimes I want to go mental, sometimes I can’t be bothered to do anything, and that’s how I’m going to be. It’s a real coming of age song that I would've died for as a teenager, that’s the motivating factor. There are so many bands coming through, but they [Adwaith] are just great and exciting and great at writing songs. I’m really really looking forward to playing gigs with them.