Gruff Rhys releases the third single from his hugely acclaimed album American Interior on October 6th on Turnstile.
Lost Tribes is the loop driven heart of Gruff's wildly ambitious American Interior project - a beautifully wistful summation of John Evans' optimistic quest across the States in search of the legendary Welsh Native Americans, the Madogwys.
American Interior is Gruff Rhys' most successful solo album to date and was recently shortlisted for Best Album in the AIM Independent Music Awards. The companion book has been nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and the Gordon Burn Literature Prize. Gruff Rhys explained the story behind the whole American Interior project on Channel 4 news recently.
In addition to an already sold out autumn UK tour (which starts today) and much anticipated shows across Europe and the States, Gruff announces a trio of Christmas shows. Special guest support at the December gigs will be Martin Carr and tickets go on sale Friday September 5th at 9am. Full listings below.
Gruff Rhys live dates:
4 Sept: Mareel, Shetland
5 Sept: ABC, Glasgow
6 Sept: Old Town Hall, Gateshead SOLD OUT
10 Sept: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester SOLD OUT
11 Sept: Woodlands Church, Bristol SOLD OUT
14 Sept: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge SOLD OUT
15 Sept: Glee Club, Birmingham
17 Sept: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
18 Sept: St. George's Church, Brighton
19 Sept: St. Mary's Church, Ashford
20 Sept: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SOLD OUT
16th Dec - The Pepper Canister Church, Dublin
18th/19th Dec - Sherman Theatre, Cardiff