Gwenno Saunders has had a musical career more rich and varied than many, much older, peers. From her early electropop experiments (largely in the Cornish language she has now become closely associated with), to her time in girl group The Pipettes, touring in Elton John's live band and now in her satisfyingly successful guise as, simply, Gwenno.
After a brief hiatus, the wonderful Long Division Festival returns to the streets of Wakefield this year. Representing one of the UK's most eclectic bills, as well as a ticket that you'd be hard-pressed to beat for value, it left a gaping hole in last year's festival calendar. To celebrate its return, we've delved into the lineup to present five bands you need to see.
They say time flies when you're having fun, so perhaps it shouldn't come as such a surprise that The Amorettes have already been a band for a decade. Scotland's finest purveyors of full throttle rock music, The Amorettes are able to bring riffs and melodies in equal measure.
Not many bands can claim to be a literal art project. In fact, it might just be Dream Wife. While at university they joined together for a 'one-off' performance as a tongue-in-cheek girl band and, well, it was pretty successful, so now several years later Dream Wife are one of the country's most in demand live acts.
It's hard to believe that Philadelphia's Beach Slang only formed in 2013. They impact they have had on the music scene since they emerged from Pennsylvania has permeated so far and wide that it feels like at least a decade has passed since they unleashed 2015's 'The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us'.
Scotland's Murderburgers specialise in short, snappy, pop punk vignettes and, with their latest album 'What A Mess' are truly mastering their craft. This week sees them hit the road alongside Americans Joyce Manor to play to some of their biggest crowds to date.