Plus, news of plans to record Welsh-language album...

Massive Attack‘s 3D and Daddy G and HOWARD MARKS are among the special guests at Super Furry Animals‘ forthcoming gig at Cardiff International Arena on December 20.

SFA lead singer Gruff Rhys told NME that Daddy G and 3D would be special guest DJs and Marks would be the “master of ceremonies”. More guests will be announced soon.

Rhys continued: “It’s our first gig in Cardiff for two-and-a-half years, so it’s going to be exciting. There’ll be complete surround sound for the first time. It’ll be the biggest PA that has ever been in that building, perhaps even in Cardiff.”

He also explained that they would have vast screens to broadcast either side of the stage and would be using instruments “not seen in rock’n’roll before”.

The band also revealed they are to release ‘Night Vision’ as the third single from their current album, ‘Guerrilla’.

It is due out through Creation in January and will be backed by two new tracks, ‘Colorblind’ and ‘Missunderstanding (Sick)’. After ‘Night Vision’, Rhys also said the band plan to release their much-touted Welsh language album.

It is provisionally titled ‘Mwng’ (which means ‘mane’), and will be preceded by a single, either ‘Ymaelodi Ar Ymylon’ (which means “getting stuck in the periphery”) or ‘Gwyneb Iau’, (which roughly translated means ‘liver face’).

Of the LP, Rhys explained: “It’s really heavy and dark, with sunny intervals.

“We have been writing in English for a number of years so it means we have a backlog of lyrical ideas in Welsh. It’s the most coherent album we’ve done musically, basically just the band playing in the studio. The LP is in a classic rock style, or what we define to be a classic rock style.”

He added: “We’re also in the middle of recording a digital album of instrumental stuff too!”

It is expected out in the first half of next year.

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