The band thrill a sold-out LA crowd
The Super Furry Animals performed their shortest song ever at a sold-out show at the Echoplex in Los Angeles on Friday (February 8).
Frontman Gruff Rhys took the stage wearing a giant space-helmet in the shape of a lizard, which he sang out of during the first songs of the hour-and-a-half long set.
The Welsh band played songs spanning their career, focusing heavily on their most recent album ‘Hey Venus!’.
Following the brief album opener ‘The Gateway Song’ and ‘Run-Away’, Rhys introduced the band’s shortest song ever, asking the audience to put their hands over their heads and wiggle their fingers to “amplify the sound waves”.
The audience complied, and the band played the song, which lasted about five seconds and contained one lyric.
Super Furry Animals went on to play the likes of ‘Golden Retriever’ and ‘Receptacle For The Respectable’ before calling it a night.
The band are in the midst of their North American tour, with dates left in cities including Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago and New York.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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