Gwenno’s second album, Le Kov, was released to much acclaim in 2018. Written entirely in Cornish, Le Kov is exploration of the individual and collective subconscious, the myths and drolls of Cornwall, and the survival of Britain’s lesser known Brythonic language. As one of the language’s few fluent speakers, Gwenno felt a duty to make her second album entirely in Cornish: to create a document of a living language, explore her identity and the endless creative possibilities of a tongue that has a very small surviving artistic output, despite having been around for at least 15 centuries.
Artmagic is a collaboration between Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and Alison Moyet cohort Sean McGhee. They released their warmly received second album The Songs Of Other England in 2018.
“Casts an undeniable spell” 4/5 Classic Pop
“Ambitious, mellow and reflective, yet as colourful and abstract as a dream.” Prog
“Wistful pastorals…lost gems from the melodic powerpop side of new wave.” Uncut
“Adeptly melds folk-inspired portrait songs and stories to distinct musical approaches.” MOJO
“It’s elegant, it’s captivating and very, very stylish.” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music.