This Gwenno article was written by Daniel Kirby, a GIGsoup contributor
Former Pipettes singer Gwenno has won the 2015 Welsh Music Prize for her Welsh-language dystopian novel inspired album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’. The album was originally released in October 2014 on the Cardiff-based label Peski Records, but was reissued on Heavenly Recordings in July this year.
Gwenno beat 14 other shortlisted artists to take the prize, including releases by Catfish and the Bottlemen, labelmate H. Hawkline and last year’s winner Joanna Gruesome. The winner was decided upon by a panel of twelse judges.
Founded in 2010 by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and music promoter John Rostron, the first prize was awarded to Gruff Rhys for ‘Hotel Shampoo’ in 2011. The other past winners of the award are Georgia Ruth and Future of the Left.