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Power To The Furries! Gruff Rhys Speaks

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2003

Welsh wunderkinder the Super Furry Animals return this week with the fabulous Phantom Power. Cardiff’s furriest bard talks to Barney Hoskyns about love, war and ...

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Super Furry Animals: LA2, London

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 15 June 1996


Super Furry Animals: "We've never taken acid"

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 13 July 1996

…So why is Super Furry Animals' new video set in a multi-coloured chemistry lab? How come their ancestors wore pointy hats on visits to castles? ...

Super Furry Animals

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, MOJO, August 1996

BT: Listening to your debut album Fuzzy Logic, there seems to be a hint of British '60s psychedelic legends Dantalion's Chariot about it. ...

Furry Tale of New York

Report and Interview by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 28 September 1996

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Take Melody Maker out to New York with three of CREATION RECORDS' brightest new bands — 3 COLOURS ...

Super Furry Animals: Astoria, London

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 5 October 1996


Super Furry Animals: Scream! Latvia! Scream!

Report and Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 19 July 1997

 ...that's right, Latvia, 'cos SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are heading your way, and they've got new single 'The International Language Of Screaming' and STEVEN WELLS with ...

Super Furry Animals: A furry good year

Interview by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 22 May 1998

The marauding Welsh techno-popsters are touring with a Spinal Tap-scale set and making records like there's no tomorrow. Tom Cox meets the Super Furry Animals. ...

Super Furry Animals, Grandaddy: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Stevie Chick, Melody Maker, 23 May 1998


Consuming Passions: Howard Marks

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, September 1998

Skinning up from Lennon's stash box, securing dentures with a luxury adhesive, and watching lizards drown in brandy — a typical evening at home with ...

This Must Be The Place: Newport, Bristol, Walthamstow, Colchester: Everybody's Talking About... The True Significance Of Location

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Seven Years of Plenty' (Gollancz), October 1998

"A recent article in the New York Times proclaimed Newport as The New Seattle..." Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 December, 1996 ...

Super Furry Animals: Guerrilla (Creation)

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 5 June 1999


The Dawn of Creation (and the middle and the end)

Report by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 11 December 1999

SO THE party's over. Alan McGee has picked up his ball and moved on, to pastures new — multimedia and, no doubt, highly lucrative. Although ...

Super Furry Animals: "I like the idea of creating cultural havoc"

Interview by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 19 January 2000

Wide open spaces, mountains and free-thinking cultural revolutionaries — no wonder SUPER FURRY ANIMALS love Spain's Basque country. What's more, the feeling's mutual. ...

Super Furry Animals: Mwng

Review by Toby Manning, Select, June 2000

All-Welsh album, the title meaning "horse's mane". "It's an extension of a super furry animal," singer Gruff explains. ...

Super Furry Animals: Brighton Concorde 2

Report and Interview by David Quantick, Q, June 2000

IN BRIGHTON, the only sound at night is the scream of seagulls circling the bay and the not dissimilar scream of students circling the bar ...

Super Furry Animals: Mwng/Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci: The Blue Trees

Review by Art Sperl, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

THE DREARY Stereophonics notwithstanding – isn’t Kelly Jones just the alt.britrock Bryan Adams? – there’s definitely something in the Welsh water that’s, well, different: a ...

Super Furry Animals

Guide by Jeremy Gluck,, Summer 2000

ELECTRIC, ECCENTRIC and fiercely nationalist, Wales' Super Furry Animals – comprising Gruff Rhys (vocals, guitars); Dafydd Ieuan (drums); Cian Ciaran (keyboards); Guto Pryce (bass); and ...

The Super Furry Animals: When Paul McCartney played the celery

Report and Interview by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 22 July 2001

The Super Furry Animals' new album features some big-name guests, says Simon Price. Including an ex-Beatle on vegetables. ...

Super Furry Animals: God Rest You Furry Gentlemen

Interview by Sylvia Patterson, New Musical Express, 22 December 2001

Super Furry Animals Aren't Happy Talking About Christmas. Not When There's A War On And Clubs Full Of Scandinavians To Bemuse ...

Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World

Review by Bill Holdship, Dallas Observer, 2 May 2002

WHEN IT DEBUTED with 1996's Fuzzy Logic, Super Furry Animals never even came close to figuring into the whole "Oasis vs. Blur vs. everyone else" ...

Rings Around Cardiff: Super Furry Animals

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 2003

TEN YEARS INTO their magnificent career, Cardiff’s Super Furry Animals are indisputably Britain’s indie-rock kings. ...

Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, August 2003

IT MAKES some kind of super furry sense that Phantom Power - coming after the homegrown, lo-fi Mwng and the big-budget, all-bells-and-whistles Rings Around The ...

Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power

Review by Toby Manning, The Word, August 2003

NORTH WALES' scenery is some of the most beautiful in the world, and yet this beauty belies its elemental dangers, barely a month going by ...

Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power

Review by Nick Southall, Stylus, 1 September 2003

I SLIPPED OFF Rings Around The World like an ant off frictionless glass, its expensive and slick production screaming "maturity!" and "longevity!" at me until ...

Siouxsie Sioux: 100 Club, London/Super Furry Animals: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Simon Price, The Independent, 10 October 2004

The Ice Queen thaws. We melt ...

Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft

Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Observer, August 2005

THE FIRST SOUND on Love Kraft is a splash caused by Super Furry Animals guitarist Huw "Bunf" Bunford plunging into a Spanish swimming pool. An ...

Super Furry Animals: Hey Venus!

Review by Nick Southall, Stylus, 24 August 2007

WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS I've always liked the idea of Super Furry Animals more than the reality; some of the early, drug-happy eclecticism seemed perhaps ...

Super Furry Animals: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 6 November 2007

THERE IS A theory tumbling around that the Super Furry Animals are the Welsh Beatles. ...

Still Light Years Ahead: Super Furry Animals

Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 15 May 2009

"WYCHWOOD IS OUR first festival this year," Super Furry Animals' singer Gruff Rhys informs me. "We're committing to only playing outside from now on. Especially ...

Green Man festival, Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons — home-town heroes and hot tubs steal the weekend

Live Review by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 24 August 2015

Super Furry Animals take Saturday with a gloriously long set, while a dazzling St Vincent proves that Green Man just gets better with age ...

Super Furry Animals: For Now and Ever

Retrospective and Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, December 2016

Super Furry Animals emerged from the Welsh DIY scene in the mid-'90s before signing to Creation for their debut album Fuzzy Logic, beginning a run ...

see also Gruff Rhys


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