"I'd have called it 'Aurora Borealis', but Latin song titles are out of the question," says Gruff...

Super Furry Animals release a new single, ‘Northern Lites’, on May 10 through Creation and go on the road at the same time to promote it.

The song is taken from the band’s third studio album, to be released later this year, which has been recorded and produced by the band at Real World Studios in Bath.

Available on CD, cassette and seven-inch, the single contains two new SFA tracks, ‘Rabid Dog’ and ‘This, That And The Other’.


It is SFA‘s first release of new material since last May’s ‘Ice Hockey Hair’ EP.

Frontman Gruff Rhys explained the new single was about the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Rhys said: “The song’s about asking Jesus if he decides to seek his revenge on us, to get it over with as soon as possible and blow us away to the Northern Lights. I’d have called it ‘Aurora Borealis’, but Latin song titles are out of the question.”

He said that the song was a “very upbeat calypso-style number”.

He continued: “People ask me if it’s about questioning one’s faith, but really it’s just a song about the weather, and you can’t mess with the weather.”

Super Furry Animals will play


Tenby DeValance Pavilion (April 27) Wolverhampton Civic Hall (28) Manchester Apollo (29) Glasgow Barrowlands (30) Cambridge Corn Exchange (May 2)

Tickets for the shows are available from nme.com‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.