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But it's not completely surprising. There's been a lack of SFA developments in recent years I think - it's been easier to find news about their side projects than it is to find news about SFA themselves.
but so long as Gruff keeps making music I think I'll be content
Gruff has recorded comes near to SFA.
and I really do like both his solo albums and Neon Neon. I even like 1 of the songs he did with Tony Da Gatorra
*standing ovation as they leave the field*
one of the best bands the UK has produced in the last 15 years
and like IndieAndy_Jones said, gruff rhys solo records will keep me content
After last buying their albums around 'Phantom Power', I've since gone back and bought the rest only to find out I'd missed out on some belting work.
AT LEAST GIVE ME THE AMAZING SFA TECHNO RECORD I KNOW YOU HAVE IN YOU.
I have 'the techno record' but it's mostly just a collection of demos of songs you've already heard - an early version of Slow Life for example
But I saw them play twice around the 'Guerilla / Rings around the world' dates and each set finished with the last song merging into a techno song, which eventually morphed into an hour long continuous dance set long into the night. And it was proper aceness.
I read (somewhere) an interview with Gruff where he said he couldn't release that record now because most of it is in other songs that are already released.
Mind you, I also read that they were working on an instrumental double album, which would take 2 years to finish. Not sure if this is the famed SFA techno record or not.
Either way, SFA have had a long and consistently brilliant career. If they want to end now then they've already given us more good stuff then we bargained for. If they want to carry on then they've more than earned that right.
as ccb said, standing ovation is in store
"Slow news day. SFA have not split up. Love SFA "
I LOVE YOU GRUFF!!!!
but I'd have to say that it's been some time since I've been excited by the idea of a new album from them.
They've had a good innings and it could be that a split would produce something new and interesting - Gruff's solo stuff had been really good I think.
why would SFA have financial worries? It's a story I've heard before, but in such a context that it didn't appear to worry any of the band.
Surely they've had a successful career and could have a tidy retirement fund. But they've just spent it all on things like blue tanks, yeti costumes and surround sound gigs then yes?...which is to be admired, I think
be resolved by breaking up your band? it makes no sense, i guess it would be better to make another record and tour.