In the midst of his current tour with his projector and felt friend John Evans, Gruff Rhys has announced that he’ll be bringing ‘American Interior’ back to the UK in 2015 – this time accompanied by a full live band, consisting of Kliph Scurlock (formerly of Flaming Lips) and Y Niwl.
Rally to oppose Fracking in Wales – Senedd, Cardiff Bay 11/10/14
Fracking is already unsettling and destroying large parts of the American Interior. Great opportunity to stop the fracking beast before it destroys what’s left of our eco-system. Given the opportunity – Wales could lead the world in sustainable energy creation – beyond the fossil fuel dead end.
More information on the meeting here at the Daily Wales website http://dailywales.net/2014/10/01/rally-to-oppose-fracking-october-11th-cardiff-bay/
Super Furry Animals listeners tune in – The Earth featuring the geniuses Dafydd Ieuan (drums) – Mark Roberts (Catatonia/Y Cyrff – Guitar) – Dionne Bennett (vocals) and Tristan Marley (bass) release a new album on Strangetown records on 29/09/14 – this Monday – it’s called Keltic Voodoo Boogaloo. See the video by Mark James below:
They’ll also be appearing live here:
30.09.14 | London, Surya
01.10.14 | Birmingham, The Flapper
02.10.14 | Salford, Eagle Inn
03.10.14 | Bristol, The Old Book Shop
Support comes from their incredible label mates Baby Queens whose Cian Ciaran produced songs can be heard here.
More The Earth, Cian Ciaran and Strangetown records information here.
In more Furry news – Guto’s band with Lindsey Leven – Gulp – also hit the road in October playing here:
26.09.14 | Gateshead, The Sage w/The Phantom Band
27.09.14 | Sunderland, Pop Recs instore
28.09.14 | Leeds, Brudenell w/The Phantom Band
29.09.14 | Bristol, Exchange w/The Phantom Band
30.09.14 | Birmingham, Hare & Hounds w/The Phantom Band
02.10.14 | Cardiff, Four Bars at Dempseys
03.10.14 | Manchester, Gullivers
05.10.14 | Glasgow, Broadcast
07.10.14 | Liverpool, Kazimier w/The Phantom Band
08.10.14 | Leicester, The Musician
09.10.14 | Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10.10.14 | Ramsgate, Music Hall
13.10.14 | London, St. Pancras Old Church
Their incredible debut album was released recently on Sonic Cathedral records in Europe and Everloving in the USA. It’s a classic – and it’s called Season Sun and sounds a bit like this:
‘Lost Tribes’ is the third single to be taken from the ‘American Interior’ album. ‘Lost Tribes’ is a song about the 18th century explorer John Evans‘s misguided quest to find a lost Welsh tribe in the American interior – thought to be descendants of the mythical 12th century prince – Madog. In this video directed by Dylan Goch, Gruff Rhys dresses for the wilderness in the guise of a Welsh radical, sartorially inspired in particular by the druid and Chartist Dr William Price.
Evans is represented by a 3 ft tall avatar in felt designed by Pete Fowler and the Felt Mistress.
(Illustration by Pete Fowler, Motion graphics by Paul Nicholas at Bait. Drums played by Kliph Scurlock, recorded by Mike Mogis. Produced and mixed by Ali Chant and Gruff Rhys.)
The ‘American Interior’ album is set for US release on November 4th.