The pair, both Welsh-born, will receive Honorary Fellowships at graduation ceremonies at the university during July. Wales’ Daily Post reports that poet Myrddin ap Dafydd is also among those being honoured.
Gruff Rhys recently bemoaned to NME that it has “become so acceptable suddenly to be a right-wing bigot”. The singer said, “It’s amazing with Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain – they’re bringing a completely alternative viewpoint, pro-European, and they’re doing it through social media. But they’re getting completely bashed by the establishment of the media, who are completely freaked out, because it’s become so acceptable suddenly to be a right-wing bigot. We’re facing austerity in every aspect of life, and you can’t help notice the damage it’s doing here.”
Super Furry Animals recently played their first gigs in six years, starting at Guildhall in Gloucester on April 28. The Cardiff band performed 25 tracks over a set lasting more than two hours, including five songs from their recently reissued 2000 Welsh language album ‘Mwng’. They then went on to play shows in Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
Super Furry Animals are set to play Glastonbury Festival in June, Manchester’s Summer In The City Festival and the Fuji Rock Festival during July, before Forgotten Fields Festival and a home show at Green Man during August.
Super Furry Animals will play the following live dates:
Glastonbury Festival (June 24-28)
Vida Festival (July 2)
Summer In The City Festival (July 4)
Fuji Rock Festival (July 25)
Y Not Festival (July 31)
Forgotten Fields Festival (August 7-9)
Green Man Festival (August 20-23)
Victorious Festival (August 29)