The former Race Horses member rose to the top of a competitive shortlist that also featured 9Bach, Alan Gaffey, the Anchoress, Cate Le Bon, Climbing Trees, Datblygu, Plu, Right Hand Left Hand, Simon Love, Skindred, and Sŵnami.

"Winning was a big shock, I really had no idea - I am nervous but overall, it is great to have won," Jones says of the award. "I made the record on my own, away from the industry with the help of my family and my good friends. It meant I got to really explore and experiment."

Last year's award was taken home by Gwenno for her debut record Y Dydd Olaf.

Jones has a bunch of tour dates on the way next month and next spring. Check them out below and grab tickets from Songkick.


7 - HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
8 - STOKE-ON-TRENT The Sugarmill
9 - MIDDLESBROUGH Westgarth Social Club
10 - BANGOR Pontio

March 2017

3 - CARDIFF The Gate Arts and Community Centre
4 - MANCHESTER The Ruby Lounge
6 - BRISTOL Fleece
7 - BRIGHTON Hope and Ruin
8 - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

Read Mr Jones And The Grand Tour, our Longread interview with Meilyr Jones.