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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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Picture - Gruff Rhys playing the MAIN... Birmingham, England, 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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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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Separado! Review


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This offbeat road movie documents the history of Welsh colonists in South America through the eyes of a Welsh musician looking for a distant relative. It has a certain loping charm, but is too goofy to be very substantial.

When Gruff Rhys, frontman for the Super Furry Animals, realises that noted Welsh-Argentine singer Rene Griffiths is a distant uncle, he decides to find out more about his musical heritage. He traces it back to an 1880s scandal that split his family and sent one branch to join a Welsh community in South America. So Rhys heads off to Brazil, Buenos Aires, Patagonia and the Argentine Andes, meeting Welsh descendants along the way, many of whom still speak the old language. And virtually all of them are musical.

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