BBC Introducing presenter, blogger, promoter, cassette label boss and probably a heap of other stuffer, Jen Long, gives us her guide to some must-see acts at this year's SWN Festival...»
Super Furry Animals News
Welsh superstar Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon fame is known to many of us. But do we really know the man himself? The history? Well, perhaps you do, but in the release of his forthcoming movie, Separado!.»
After your rampant enthusiasm last year for DiS ' Pluto Prize (our reader voted alternative to the Mercury Music Prize) we're doing it all over again for 2009 with a new name: The Neptune Music Prize. DiS' award highlights 12 out of this world albums that we felt missed the Mercury cut go head to head for the alternative title of best album of 2009.»
Summer is on its way, honest, and - as much in celebration as in hope - Somerset House have announced their Summer Series line-up for 2009 with The Mars Volta, Super Furry Animals, Bat For Lashes all finding their way onto the bill.»
DiS trawls through all the recent music news so you don't have to.»
DiS has two pairs of tickets to give away to this summer's Green Man Festival, held in the stunning Brecon Beacons, Wales, on August 15-17»
Gruff Rhys has backed Kele Okereke's claims that the Bloc Party singer was the victim of an unprovoked attack at the weekend»
The full line-up for this summer's Green Man Festival - held August 15-17 in Glanusk Park, Brecon Beacons - has been revealed»
The lastet set of acts has been confirmed for this year’s Green Man Festival»
Yeah, there were sceptics. People doubting the worth of a news story that was, admittedly, conjecture. But now Super Furry Animals have been confirmed for this year’s Green Man Festival and we're taking all the credit for the link-up.»
Everybody’s favourite favourites, Super Furry Animals, are to give away a free MP3. On Christmas Day. What makes this even better? The track is the cleverly-titled ‘The Gift That Keeps On Giving’.»
We're giving YOU the chance to put your questions to the band when we meet up with them this coming Friday..»
Nu-wop, that’s what Kev just told me the kids are calling Sean Kingston’s smash single ‘Beautiful Girls’...»
Rough Trade, the long-running indie that is currently home to The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian and the Super Furry Animals, has joined the Beggars family of labels. »
This just in: DiS has a pair of tickets to tonight's Super Furry Animals show at London's ICA to give away. Quick, get on this...»
Damon Albarn, he of Blur and Gorillaz fame has added his record playing skills to the line-up for the forthcoming Dax Pierson benefit show at the Scala, Kings Cross, London on Monday, May 9th.»
Super Furry Animals leader, Gruff Rhys, is to release a solo LP on January 31st.»
The Super Furry Animals are to play a warm up show before their Glastonbury appearance on Friday 27th June at Cardiff's MS1. The gig is set to follow the band’s first big headlining show of the year in Bethesda, Gwynedd (North Wales) on June 21st. The concert, still subject to license, will occur in a 6500»
PowerBook madman Kid606 is to make a super rare UK appearance before heading out to Spain to play at the Sonar Festival – and mutant hip-hop electronica scoundrel Gold Chains is along for the ride. The Kid, real name Michael Trost Depedro, boots up for a solitary UK date at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Ba»
Perennially touring, bordering on prog-rock, recently Top 20 conquering, British hopes The Cooper Temple Clause look likely to tour again in April. Having just undergone a huge month-long tour in support of recent single and album combo, with Biffy Clyro and Oceansize among the »
The Super Furry Animals have announced details of their new single. 'It's Not The End Of The World' is released on January 14th and is backed up by new tracks 'Gypsy Space Muffin' and from the DVD version of the album, 'The Roman Road'. This is the third single to be t»
Buzz Magazine’s Welsh Music & Dance Awards have announced the details of their two-day event. The nominations in full are: ROCK AND POP NIGHT Best Female Solo – Charlotte Grieg, Sian James, Cheryl Beer and Charlotte Church Best Male Solo – MC Mabon, David Gray, Teflon Monkey and »
Welsh Record Industry Awards 2001 The Welsh Record Industry Awards, or the writs, will showcase and celebrate the wealth of creativity and talent in the ever-expanding Welsh music industry. The ceremony will recognise and highlight the achievements of Welsh acts and provide an unprecedented and uniq»
Watch and listen to 'Presenditial Suite' on your computer.
For those of you that haven't got the superb DVD version of the Mercury Music Prize nominated 'Rings Around The World' by the Super Furry Animals. You can now watch the full length stream of the DVD film for 'Presidential Suite'»
The shortlist for this year's Technics Mercury Music Prize has just been announced in London. The £20,000 prize was won last year by Badly Drawn Boy's 'The Hour Of Bewilderbeast'. The full shortlist is as follows:
Basement Jaxx - 'Rooty'
Ed Harcourt - 'Here Be Monsters»
Super Furry Animals tour the UK this September.
SFA who release new album 'Rings Around The World' on 23rd July through Epic Records, kick off a thirteen date UK tour, beginning in Southampton on 26th September before finishing in Cardiff on 12th October. Oh and yes they do play Brixton»
Although Welsh is his first language, SFA's singer Gruff Rhys has defended claims he's slow when using the English language... bless him.
The told Planet Sound, "It irritates me when journalists write that I speak slowly because I supposedly can't speak English too well. I'm totally bilingual. My f»
I thought it was too good to be true!
Despite the reports here on DiS, Super Furry Animals won't be playing at the Brixton Academy on Tuesday 2nd October. Bugger!
A spokesperson told nme.com that "The Super Furry Animals have not announced any forthcoming gigs at the Brixton Acade»
Furrymania will continue to sweep across the country with a string of launch parties for Super Furry Animals upcoming album 'Rings Around The World'
The parties will give you the chance to hear tracks from the new album before it is released as well winning singles, albums, DVD copies, posters and pho»
Due to "circumstances beyond the band's control"... someone forgot to book the cinema!... the premiere of the Rings Around The World DVD album has been rescheduled.
Two showings will happen on the 11th June at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. A private showing will take place at 7.00pm and a public showi»
Super Furry Animals are to premiere their 'Rings Around The World' DVD at a special conference in Cardiff.
As previously reported on DiS, the long player, which has now been put back till the 23rd July, also comes out simultaneously on DVD. The DVD features short films for each track, though n»
To promote the release of their upcoming album and DVD 'Rings Around The World,' Super Furry Animals will invade three UK cities for three weekends in June under the banner of 'Furrymania'.
The cities chosen are Manchester, Glasgow and London and the weekends' activities will include a gig played in s»
Sir Paul McCartney has turned his hand to another musical instrument, this time a stick of celery.
According Radio 1, the former Beatle munched away on the vegetable on a track for Super Furry Animals' new album.
Sir Paul chomped in time to the rhythmn on the song 'Receptacle For »
Llwybr Llaethog the legendary Welsh rap and hip-hip pioneers who formed in the mid 80's have been asked to remix tracks from the Super Furry Animals next album for inclusion on SFA's forthcoming DVD (details of which where exclusively revealed on Drowned In Sound).
Llwybr-Llaethog who have »
Icon Media/Coffeecup team have announced they've been choosen to produced SFA's debut DVD album release.
The Icon Media/Coffeecup group recently won out against "some top London design competition" to produce the interface for a Super Furry Animal's DVD album.
According to their website »
Super Furry Animals tell of their plans for this year.
Gruff Rhys sent an email to NME stating that "Super Furry Animals are currently in hiding, finishing of their most ambitious project to date. They will then travel to Haiti to record a remix album with the legendary engineer Mosis Baptiste II»