Wales supporting Scotland Yes vote rally 2pm Cardiff Bay Senedd building Saturday 13th Sept.
(I can’t go to this, I’ll be singing to my comrades in Wakefield – but it sounds great if you’re around).
In a week or so the people living in Scotland will have an opportunity to vote for what has the potential to be an extremely attractive proposition – the creation of a modern nuclear-free constitutional democracy. Free from the influence of an archaic elitist House of Lords, safe from the creeping privatisation of the NHS and the insane isolationist anti European policies of the current prime minister David Cameron.
Many fellow musicians have bravely led the way in Scotland in turning out the vote. Whatever your political colours, this rally in Cardiff tomorrow is a chance to show solidarity with our Scottish friends who’ve been bombarded in general by a shitstorm of negativity and Jeremy Clarkson. A giant modified periscope will be constructed for the event to allow participants to blow air kisses of respect directly via air-tunnels to the occupants of Scotland as they decide their own future*
They have an opportunity to form an inclusive society that can set an example to their fellow friends in the British Isles on how to govern free of Trident, Thatcherist doctrine and colonial misadventure. Whatever the result – they have done us all a huge favour in getting these great sounding ideas out there. Radical constitutional change is long over due, Thank you!
*there will at least be speeches from a cross section of political groups including Ray Davies (Labour) and Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru)
To cap off a fantastic year for ‘American Interior’, Gruff Rhys will be playing some special shows in December, with support from Martin Carr.
He’s also announced the next single to be taken from the ‘American Interior’ album ‘Lost Tribes’. Listen to that below!
Gruff heads out on a UK Tour, starting today. Catch him at the below dates!
4 Sept: Mareel, Shetland
5 Sept: ABC, Glasgow
6 Sept: Old Town Hall, Gateshead SOLD OUT
10 Sept: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester SOLD OUT
11 Sept: Woodlands Church, Bristol SOLD OUT
14 Sept: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge SOLD OUT
15 Sept: Glee Club, Birmingham
17 Sept: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
18 Sept: St. George’s Church, Brighton
19 Sept: St. Mary’s Church, Ashford
20 Sept: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SOLD OUT
16 Dec: The Pepper Church, Dublin
18 Dec: Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
19 Dec: Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
This week there will be a short tour of London by Gruff Rhys –
7pm Tuesday July 15th.
A discussion of American Interior and American Smoke hosted by Iain Sinclair, with Gruff Rhys at:
London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place,
London WC1A 2JL
7.30 PM Wednesday July 16th.
A screening of the film: American Interior, followed by a question and answer session with Gruff Rhys.
Hackney Picture House,
270 Mare Street,
London E8 1HE
7.30 17th July 2014
5×15 Gruff Rhys will conduct a 15 minute distillation of the American Interior project at:
Wilton Music Hall
Plus 4 more quarter hour distillations by Sam Lee, Jocelyn Pook, Jon Ronson, Viv Albertine.
The American Interior roadshow will then move on to Llangollen, Wales for a concert on July 18th.
Today Gruff Rhys unveils the video for ‘Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be), the second single to be taken from his recent album ‘American Interior’.
Furthermore, Gruff has added a number of European tour dates to the UK and North American jaunts he already has scheduled.
3 Oct: Debaser Strand, Stockholm
4 Oct: Vanguard, Oslo
6 Oct: Fahimi Bar, Berlin
7 Oct: Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
8 Oct: Theater der Wohngemeinschaft, Germany
9 Oct: Atomic Cafe, Munich
10 Oct: Covo, Bologna
11 Oct: Spazio 211, Torino
13 Oct: Marche Gare, Lyon
14 Oct: Cooperative de Mai, Clermont Ferrand
15 Oct: Point Ephemere, Paris
16 Oct: AB Club, Brussels
American Interior comes to Mexico City and Bogota.
The Mexican Premiere of the film American Interior happens this week at the Distrital film festival, followed by further screenings on Friday and Saturday night that will be accompanied with a Question and Answer session with Gruff Rhys and director Dylan Goch. Details here.
The American Interior road show then rolls on to Bogota, Colombia for a double bill of Separado! And American Interior followed by a concert by Gruff Rhys, all at the Cine Tonalá on June the 11th. Details.