NEWS: Ani Glass added to GIITTV’s 20th anniversary show in Cardiff

NEWS: Ani Glass added to GIITTV’s 20th anniversary show in Cardiff

Ani Glass has been added to the bill for our 20th-anniversary show at the Gate in Cardiff on the 30th of September. Replacing Carwyn Ellis who sadly due to unforeseen circumstances can no longer perform at the event, Ani Glass is the persona of Cardiff-based electronic pop musician, producer and artist, Ani Saunders. Crafting artful and elegant synth-pop, Glass sings in her native languages Welsh and Cornish and in March 2020 released her self-produced debut album Mirores. As well as receiving glowing reviews, the album was awarded Welsh Album of the Year and shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize.

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“A triumph from one of the leading figures of the Welsh-language pop-music boom” – Buzz Magazine

In September 2020, Ani released the Ynys Araul remix EP which included versions by electronic legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Glass is also known for her work with The Pipettes, joining to record the Martin Rushent-produced Earth Vs. The Pipettes album.

She joins a great bill that already includes the two-time Welsh Music Prize winners and GIITTV favourites Adwaith who will be headlining. Main support comes from bilingual noise pop trio Chroma fresh from supporting Foo Fighters and ahead of the release of their debut album Ask for Angela this October. They will be joined by emerging artist The Honest Poet, who blends soul, hip-hop, and pop into personal songs full of heart.

Opening the show will be one of our tips for 2023, Half Happy, a wonderful bittersweet indie-pop band who have captured our hearts in recent months. Great practitioners of soulful lo-fi pop Papaya Noon will ease you into the late afternoon.

Finally, on the decks, we have former Boomtown booker and local legend Kaptin who will be bringing the party with his encyclopedic collection of hip-hop, soul, disco music and beyond. We are incredibly excited to be bringing this event to such a historic venue from 3 pm onwards until late, in association with Hope Not Hate, our friends at Joyzine who are also celebrating their 20th year, and The Zine. Tickets are £20 in advance, more on the door, order your tickets here.

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