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Graham Nash To Headline Cambridge Folk Festival

Graham Nash will headline the Cambridge Folk Festival this August. The 77-year-old singer - who recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana UK Awards - will play the annual music event and entertain...

Gruff Rhys To Stage Christmas Show At Welsh Theatre

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...

Manic Street Preachers Nominated For Welsh Music Prize

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...

Gruff Rhys Shortlisted For Book Honour

Welsh rocker Gruff Rhys has been shortlisted for a prestigious literature honour for his debut book.The Super Furry Animals frontman released his new solo album American Interior in May (14), inspired by the story of...

Super Furry Animals Funded Spending Spree From Oasis Album Sales

Welsh rocker Gruff Rhys has confessed his band Super Furry Animals went on a lavish spending spree in the 1990s after "swindling" cash from Oasis' million-selling albums.The singer/guitarist and his bandmates were signed to the...

Gruff Rhys To Launch Phone App To Honour Welsh Explorer

Rocker Gruff Rhys is launching an interactive project with a cell phone app in honour of Welsh explorer John Evans.The Super Furry Animals frontman is fascinated with the bizarre story of his fellow countryman Evans,...

Damon Albarn's African Party

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...

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

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,...

No Direction Home Festival Announces Initial Line Up For 2012

NO DIRECTION HOME Festival has announced their line-up for this year's festival, with Richard Hawley set to headline, along with Andrew Bird; The Low Anthem and Dirty Three. The No Direction Home Festival will take...

Gruff Rhys Backs Welsh Songwriters

Gruff Rhys fears Welsh language songs could be "forced out of existence".The Super Furry Animals frontman joined over 750 artists in the Welsh Songwriters Strike - asking BBC Radio Cymru not to play their records...

Gruff Rhys Plans Atheist Christmas

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is set to ring in the holiday season with a collection of anti-Christmas tunes on a new EP.His alternative Christmas project, titled Atheist Xmas, is set for release on...

Gruff Rhys Wins First Welsh Music Prize

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys has won the inaugural Welsh Music Prize for his new album Hotel Shampoo.The singer/songwriter beat artists like Manic Street Preachers and cult acts Funeral For A Friend and The...

Gruff Rhys Soundtracks Whale Trail I-phone App

Ustwo Studios have collaborated with Welsh musician and Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys to produce the soundtrack for the company's highly anticipated gaming app Whale Trail which is available to download from today....

Gruff Rhys' Model Record

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...

Gruff Rhys Pleased With Ifans' Career Choice

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...

Rhys Ifans Would Have Been Better Super Furry Frontman?

Rhys Ifans could have been in Wales' answer to Guns N' Roses had he stuck at his music career.The Welsh star - who was an original member of Super Furry Animals before leaving to concentrate...

Rocker Backs Lydon 'Assault' Claim

Welsh rocker GRUFF RHYS has backed up allegations JOHN LYDON was involved in an assault on BLOC PARTY singer KELE OKEREKE. Rhys, frontman of cult bands the Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, agrees with...

Gig Planned To Raise Funds For Burberry 'Unemployed'

LATEST: A string of Welsh rockers have joined forces to raise money for workers affected by the closure of the Burberry factory in Treorchy, South Wales. THE AUTOMATIC, GRUFF RHYS from THE SUPER FURRY ANIMALS...

Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

Super Furries Appeal For Lost Instrument

Welsh rockers SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are appealing for the return of a voice box they lost during a summer gig. The instrument went missing after frontman GRUFF RHYS performed in Bangor, Wales in August...

Rhys Slams Tacky Dali

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS frontman GRUFF RHYS has branded the work of critically acclaimed artist SALVADOR DALI "tacky". The Welsh rockers visited the Salvador Dali museum while recording new album LOVE KRAFT in the Spanish...

Super Furry Animals Turn Down Coca-cola

Welsh rockers SUPER FURRY ANIMALS refused to allow Coca-Cola to use their music in a worldwide advertising campaign, because they didn't want to feel like sell-outs. The LOVE KRAFT hitmakers turned down the...

Super Furry Animals Confused By Beach Boys Influence

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...

Sfa Refuse To Mimic Brazilian Sound

Welsh rockers SUPER FURRY ANIMALS refused to be influenced by Brazilian music during the recording of their seventh album in Rio De Janeiro. The IF YOU DON'T WANT ME TO DESTROY YOU band recorded...

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