Gruff Rhys - 'American Interior'

Gruff Rhys - 'American Interior'

A rock Wes Anderson, Gruff Rhys has built a solid career on creating lush, immersive and fully-formed surrealist worlds outside of Super Furry Animals. With Neon Neon he’s made concept albums about notable entrepreneurs and rebels and acted them...

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Album Review: Gruff Rhys - 'Atheist Xmas'

Gruff Rhys - 'Atheist Xmas'

There’s something rather incongruous about Gruff Rhys turning his hand to a Christmas EP, like Damien Hirst proffering a simple sketch of a fruit bowl. Luckily, though, ‘ Atheist Xmas ’ avoids the dreary claptrap of other offenders. ‘ At...

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Album Review: Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (Turnstile)

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (Turnstile)

That bastion of 1970s rock, the concept album, is alive and well and concerning itself with international haircare products. Lemmy hordes Nazi memorabilia. Mark E Smith collects musicians (then fires them). Super Furry Animals ’ Gruff...

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Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys

This sounds like an advert for an additive-crammed fruit drink. In the ad, an animated Gruff is with octopuses, squirrels and penguins in a world of melting trees with faces. The sun is smiling and smoking pot. The drink is called something like...

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Gruff Rhys: Candylion

Gruff Rhys: Candylion

A solo career for the singer usually means one thing: the band they front aren’t getting on. Not so for Gruff Rhys and Super Furry Animals. The group are reportedly in rude creative health, having signed a new deal, and will release an album in...

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Gruff Rhys: Candylion

Gruff Rhys: Candylion

In an age where rogue Communist states are testing nuclear weapons and All Saints have reformed, we should all be given injections of Gruff’s cerebral fluid on the NHS as an hallucinogenic sedative. “A long time ago in the kingdom of candy/The...

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