ANIMAL MAGIC!

Gruff Rhys plays new material at the one-off date...

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS singer GRUFF RHYS played new material at a one-off solo show in WALES.

The show, which took place as part of the Eisteddfod festival celebrations in Wales (August 8), saw Rhys, with just a guitar and keyboard for company, play fan favourites and one new, untitled song in Welsh at the end.

He also performed old EP track ‘Sali Mali’, as a duet with a hand puppet, much to the bemusement of the crowd, who included members of the band, and actor friend Rhys Ifans.

SFA are currently recording a new album due for release in 2003. They are due to tour the US in September.