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Rhys Ifans And Super Furry Animals To Perform For Howard Marks Fundraiser

26th January 2015

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans and his rocker pals Super Furry Animals are to take part in a special concert next month (Feb15) to raise money for author Howard Marks' cancer treatment.Ifans portrayed the former drugs...

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Manic Street Preachers Nominated For Welsh Music Prize

15th October 2014

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...

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Super Furry Animals Funded Spending Spree From Oasis Album Sales

9th April 2014

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...

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Gruff Rhys Backs Welsh Songwriters

20th December 2011

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...

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Gruff Rhys Plans Atheist Christmas

21st November 2011

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...

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Gruff Rhys Wins First Welsh Music Prize

21st October 2011

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...

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Gruff Rhys' Model Record

20th March 2011

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...

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Gruff Rhys Pleased With Ifans' Career Choice

24th February 2011

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...

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Rhys Ifans Would Have Been Better Super Furry Frontman?

23rd February 2011

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...

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Gorillaz Confirm Collaborations

22nd January 2010

Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg and members of The Clash are among the collaborators on Gorillaz' new album.The animated band - the creation of Blur singer Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - are preparing for...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses...

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Spontaneous Simian Mobile Disco

18th August 2009

Simian Mobile Disco hate planning their albums.The dance duo insist they worry if any of their completed songs sound like they initially envisaged as they fear it will make them "boring".James Ford explained: "When we...

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Super Furry Animals' Sign Language

20th July 2009

Super Furry Animals used signs to communicate with their fans.The 'Demons' rockers - whose first language is Welsh - took to the stage at London's Somerset House on Saturday (18.07.09) and promptly triggered a rapturous...

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The Rascals Get Gruff

23rd April 2009

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS singer GRUFF RHYS is set to work with Scouse rockers THE RASCALS, it has been revealed. Speaking to 6 Music, MILES KANE, frontman of the Liverpudlian act, revealed that the Welsh star...

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Paul Weller Added To Hop Farm Event

9th April 2009

PAUL WELLER has been added to the line up for this year's Hop Farm Festival, it has been revealed. The singer, who has had hits with songs including Wild Wood, will perform at the event...

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Super Furry Animals Talk New Album

30th January 2009

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS have been discussing their ninth studio album which will be released online in March.The as-yet-untitled album will be the band's first record since 2007's HEY VENUS.Members of the band have kept busy...

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Super Furry Animals In Anti-fur Campaign

7th November 2008

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are among the bands who have joined a campaign attempting to stop Burberry using animal fur in its products.The campaign - organised by the Peta2 charity - is also being supported by...

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Furry's Gruff In Vegetable Collaboration

7th October 2008

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and NEON NEON frontman Gruff Rhys has made a guest appearance on the new album by MISTY'S BIG ADVENTURE.Rhys can be heard munching vegetables on the track Lunch, from the band's new...

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Snow Patrol Big Up Furries

24th September 2008

SNOW PATROL have been taking about their admiration of SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, calling them the best band since THE BEATLES.The band's singer Gary Lightbody said he felt the Welsh outfit's profile should be much bigger...

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Super Furry Animals To Release Instrumental Album

3rd September 2008

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are to record an instrumental album using the BBC orchestra.The band's previous album HEY VENUS! Reached number two in the indie chart, but frontman Gruff Rhys said the new record will be...

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Gruff Rhys 'Needs Mecury Prize Money'

31st July 2008

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS frontman Gruff Rhys has said he would be glad of the Mercury Music Prize money as he would be able to pay off his touring debts.His side project NEON NEON is one...

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Ifans Forms New Band

31st May 2008

Welsh actor RHYS IFANS is returning to his rock roots - he's teaming up with his former SUPER FURRY ANIMALS bandmate DAFYDD IEUAN to form a new group. The pair has recruited fellow musicians DIC...

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Fascinating Fact 4808

11th February 2008

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS star GRUFF RHYS has teamed up with THE STROKES' FAB MORETTI and THE MAGIC NUMBERS to record a new album inspired by controversial '80s businessman JOHN DeLOREAN. The project, called Stainless Style...

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Super Furry Animals Let Fans Decide

25th January 2008

Welsh rockers SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are giving fans the opportunity to decide what songs they perform at their forthcoming gigs. The band - who are currently touring the U.S. - are inviting fans to vote...

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Elvis Back In Charts

3rd September 2007

Elvis Presley has proved yet again that being dead is no barrier to music chart success.The King charted at number 14 this week with his classic hit Hound Dog after fans celebrated the 30th anniversary...

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Super Furry Animals Announce UK Tour

24th July 2007

Super Furry Animals will head out on an extensive UK tour this autumn ahead of the release of their new album.The Welsh band will release Hey Venus! on August 27th through Rough Trade records -...

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British Sea Power Get Great Escape Dancing

21st May 2007

British Sea Power stole the show at Brighton's Great Escape festival this weekend.The four-piece indie band, themselves hailing from Brighton, got the crowds dancing along at the Udderbelly venue on Saturday night.Whether their strong welcome...

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Are Blur And The Furries Back?

8th December 2006

This week could see another resurgence in Britpop bands, after recent reports that BLUR could be reforming gather pace.After a flurry of rumours that the famous rivals of OASIS in the 90s could be getting...

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Super Furry Animals Happy To Turn Down Coke Deal

6th February 2006

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are pleased they turned down an advertising deal with Coca-Cola last year (05), after meeting a representative of Colombia's food and drink trade union during a recent visit to the South American...

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Super Furries Appeal For Lost Instrument

1st November 2005

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...

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