Super Furry Animals play first live show in six years – watch

The recently-reunited band performed at Guildhall in Gloucester last night (April 28)

Super Furry Animals played their first gig in six years at Guildhall in Gloucester last night (April 28).

The Cardiff band, who have reformed for a series of live dates and to reissue their Welsh-language album ‘Mwng’ on May 1, made their first live appearance since 2009, performing 25 tracks over a set lasting more than two hours.

Arriving onstage in boiler suits, the group performed five songs from their aforementioned 2000 LP, plus classic singles such as ‘Hello Sunshine’, ‘Northern Lites’ and ‘Golden Retriever’, as well as a few surprises such as 1996 B-side ”Arnofio/Glô in the Dark’.


See the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video and photos from the gig.

‘(A) Touch Sensitive’
‘(Drawing) Rings Around The World’
‘Do Or Die’
‘God! Show Me Magic’
‘Bad Behaviour’
‘Northern Lites’
‘Ymaelodi â’r Ymylon’
‘Y Gwyneb Iau’
‘Nythod Cacwn’
‘Pan Ddaw’r Wawr’
‘Bleed Forever’
‘Run! Christian, Run!’
‘Hello Sunshine’
‘Hometown Unicorn’
‘Arnofio/Glô in the Dark’
‘Ice Hockey Hair’
‘Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar y Blaned Neifion’
‘Slow Life’
‘Golden Retriever’
‘Receptacle For The Respectable’
‘Fire In My Heart’
‘Mountain People’
‘The Man Don’t Give a Fuck’

20 minutes ago, these men walked out on stage together for the first time in 6 years. #SFA2015

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Earlier this month, Super Furry Animals spoke to NME about the upcoming UK election. “It will be the start of a revolution,” frontman Gruff Rhys said, referring to the possibility of the Conservatives being elected. Rhys added: “It’s a battle for civilisation, this election. It could be horrific if a right-wing coalition came in; it could be the end of civilisation as we know it.”

Super Furry Animals are set to play a trio of shows in Cardiff, before additional dates in Glasgow, Manchester and London, ahead of their Glastonbury Festival appearance in June.

The band were also recently announced as the final headliner of this year’s Green Man Festival, joining Hot Chip and St Vincent at the top of the bill.

Super Furry Animals will play the following live dates:

Cardiff University (May 1-3)
Glasgow O2 Academy (May 5)
Manchester Albert Hall (6, 7)
London O2 Academy Brixton (8, 9)
Glastonbury Festival (June 24-28)
Summer In The City Festival (July 4)
Fuji Rock Festival (July 25)
Forgotten Fields Festival (August 7-9)
Green Man Festival (August 20-23)

To check the availability of Super Furry Animals and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.