I love this song by 9 Bach – I worked with engineer Simon Jones in trying to exaggerate the natural rounds of the vocal parts. The plan was to create an R&B mantra that would build into a droning racket – that would transport us into another dimension, or at least out of Cardiff.
To coincide with his upcoming tour of North America, Gruff Rhys’ ‘American Interior’ is now available to buy in US & Canada. Gruff kicks off his tour in Philadelphia on 6th November. Click here for all his upcoming dates.
In-Edit Barcelona, Europe’s biggest music film festival awarded the 2014 best international documentary prize to Dylan Goch and Gruff Rhys’s American Interior.
This years jury commented:
‘The International Competition Jury of the 12th edition of Beefeater In-Edit Barcelona International Music Documentary awards the prize for best music documentary to American Interior for its bravery in crossing formats, mixing live performances with cinematographic structure. It inspires musicians and film directors to try new ways of telling stories.’
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.