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Ynys, Gillie – The Victoria, Dalston

My first gig of the year, and off to east London for a free gig to see two highly-tipped Welsh acts, Ynys and Gillie.

Gillie’s set was very short and sweet but definitely worth getting in early for.

Ynys’s self-titled debut album came out last year and is still getting a lot of airplay at Red Penguin towers. The album is really well produced and very layered with a lot of complex instrumentation.

I wondered how they were going to replicate that dense sound live in a tiny venue and the answer was – very well indeed. Three synths on stage probably helped – a lot of synths for an artist who is definitely not an electronic act.

Pretty much all of the current album was played – and I’m looking forward to catching them again some time.

    Setlist:

  • Mae’n Hawdd
  • Exile
  • There’s Nothing The Sea Doesn’t Know
  • Tro Olaf
  • Welcome To The Island
  • Môr Du
  • When Do You Know
  • Newid
  • Everybody’s Talkin’ (Fred Neil cover)
  • Caneuon
  • Aros Am Byth

I’m not sure what happened to my videos – they’re very, very soft-focused. Did I finally get that super-cool art-school look I’ve been striving for? Or did I just forget to wipe the lens?




Gillie

Ynys

Ynys

Ynys, taken by the band. Can you see me in it?

Ynys on gig night, taken by the band

Another video clip of Caneuon I found somewhere, taken on the night by someone else

A stupid portrait-shaped e-ticket from dice.fm

Saturday 14 January 2023, 293 views


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