SFA – AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

This summer is a massively busy one for the Welsh wonders...

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are to take a break from working on their new album in Spain to play a host of summer live dates.

The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2003’s ‘Phantom Power’ on the Costa Brava. Mario Caldato Jr, who produced the last LP, is once more twiddling the knobs.

But SFA will return play the Brecon Jazz Festival on August 12. The show is in a 1,000 seater marquee, and acts as a ‘warm-up’ for the festival, which opens officially the next day.

SFA tickets go on sale at Theatr Brycheiniog box

office on Monday (July 5) at 10am. The box office number is 01874 611622.

The festival runs from August 13 to 15.

The band will then support Air at the Cornwall Eden Project on August 13.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Super Furry Animals are the Saturday night (August 14) headliners at this year’s Summer Sundae Festival in Leicester.

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SFA will also co-headline the BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds. They play Reading on Friday August 27 and the following day in Leeds. For ticket info, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

The full list of dates is as follows:

Brecon Jazz Festival (August 12)

Cornwall Eden Project (13)

Leicester Summer Sundae Festival (14)

Carling Weekend: Reading (27)

Carling Weekend: Leeds (28)

A reissue of material recorded by SFA frontman Gruff Rhys’ and drummer Dafydd Ieuan’s first band Ffa Coffi Pawb is released on August 2. ‘Am Byth’ makes available most of the band’s recordings, which were made between 1986 and 1992.

More Super Furry Animals activity is promised for later in the year.