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Super Furry Animals Performing At Manchester Castlefield Bowl

Super Furry Animals and Gruff Rhys - Super Furry Animals Performing at Manchester Castlefield Bowl for 'Summer In The City' at Manchester Castlefield Bowl - Manchester, United Kingdom - Saturday 4th July 2015

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Gruff Rhys To Stage Christmas Show At Welsh Theatre


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Musician Gruff Rhys is to stage a festive family show in December (15) to celebrate Christmas at a theatre in his native Wales.

The Super Furry Animals frontman has teamed up with writer Tim Price and director Wils Wilson for the project, which will be based on his 2007 solo album Candylion.

The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion show has been described as an "immersive" family event featuring "inflatable fat cats, a dalmatian on drums, pink candyfloss, blue audience members, a penniless penguin, and all led by Gruff Rhys himself".

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Manic Street Preachers Nominated For Welsh Music Prize


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Manic Street Preachers will go head to head with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys for the 2014 Welsh Music Prize.

The rockers are on the shortlist for the award, which is billed as the Welsh equivalent of the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize, among 10 other nominees.

The rock band has been recognised for its album Futurology while Rhys is named for his disc American Interior. They will compete against other Welsh acts including singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon, rockers Future of the Left, and five-piece band Joanna Gruesome.

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Damon Albarn's African Party


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Damon Albarn is having a ''24 hour party'' touring the UK for his Africa Express shows.

The Blur singer - who is travelling with musicians including Carl Barat, Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys and Eliza Doolittle on the tour - is enjoying his time with the other artists and enough alcohol to fill a few carriages on a train.

He said: ''It's a 24 hour party. It's not necessarily a massive drunken party, but it's one celebrating music and how it makes us feel.

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Richard Hawley, Death In Vegas And Gruff Rhys Join Festival No. 6 Line-up


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Richard Hawley, Death In Vegas and Gruff Rhys have been added to the line-up for Festival No. 6.

They will join headliners New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized at the luxury, boutique festival, held in Portmeirion, Wales from September 14-16.

The Brand New event has been billed as ''an intimate boutique music and arts festival, sculpted for those who enjoy life's finer things'' where along with an eclectic line-up, revellers can enjoy cinema screenings, poetry readings, comedy stages and cultural lectures and debates.

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Gruff Rhys Playing The MAIN STAGE At The Moseley Folk Festival In Moseley, Birmingham, Friday 2nd September, 2011.

Gruff Rhys Friday 2nd September 2011 Gruff Rhys playing the MAIN STAGE at the Moseley Folk Festival in Moseley, Birmingham, Friday 2nd September, 2011. Birmingham, England

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2011 Truck Festival 2011 - Performances

Gruff Rhys Saturday 23rd July 2011 2011 Truck Festival 2011 - performances Oxfordshire, England

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Gruff Rhys' Model Record


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Gruff Rhys' new album is named after a model he built from shampoo bottles.

The Super Furry Animals frontman has just released his latest LP, 'Hotel Shampoo', which he says was inspired by a collection of miniature toiletries he amassed while on the road with the band.

He said: "When I started touring it was such a dramatic change in my life.

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Gruff Rhys Pleased With Ifans' Career Choice


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Welsh rocker Gruff Rhys is glad his pal Rhys Ifans quit the Super Furry Animals to pursue an acting career - because the band would have flopped with the Notting Hill star as frontman.

Ifans was lead vocalist of the cult British group before they found fame in the mid-1990s, but left to concentrate on his blossoming movie career.

And singer/songwriter Rhys, who took over as the Super Furry Animals' frontman, is happy with Ifans' career choice - he's adamant the Northern Lites hitmakers would have burned out after one album if the actor had stayed.

Rhys tells Q magazine, "Aw, he was always a great actor, so it would've been a terrible shame if he'd given up acting. He was the singer in the band and I was playing guitar.

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Gruff Rhys, Hotel Shampoo Album Review


Hotel Shampoo is no less than the third solo album from Super Furry Animal's frontman Gruff Rhys and is named after his extensive shampoo collection taken from hotels from all around the world. Gruff was apparently planning to reflect his age with this album and intended do an album of piano ballads. This plan thankfully went off kilter. While these perfectly constructed well written pop nuggets were more than likely crafted on the piano, it's the songs eccentric arrangements that extend their charm and make them burrow their way into our hearts.

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Super Furry Animals Confused By Beach Boys Influence


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Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals are amazed they have been described at "THE Beach Boys on acid" - because the Pet Sounds hitmakers were famously under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs in the latter half of the 1960s.

Singer Gruff Rhys is delighted with his band's new album UNDER THE INFLUENCE, which he describes as the perfect encapsulation of the outfit's magic and chemistry, but he finds The Beach Boys comparison confusing.

He says, "We've been called The Beach Boys on acid, but The Beach Boys were on acid!"

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