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Super Furry Animals release new single to coincide with UK and Irish tour

The band lift a second track from 'Hey Venus!' FROM | 31.Aug.07

Super Furry Animals are to release a new single to coincide with their forthcoming UK and Irish tour.

'Run-Away', the second track to be lifted from new album 'Hey Venus!', is out on October 22. It's backed by two new songs, 'These Bones' and 'That's What I'm Talking About'.

The tour kicks off on October 16 in support of the band's eighth studio album, which came out last Monday (August 27).

The dates are as follows:

Dublin Vicar Street (October 16)
Belfast Mandela Hall (17)
Glasgow Barrowlands (18)
Liverpool Carling Academy (19)
Nottingham Rock City (22)
Southampton Guildhall (25)
Oxford Carling Academy (26)
Birmingham Academy (28)
Bristol Academy (29)
Leeds Town Hall (30)
London Roundhouse (November 2/3)

Guardian review of Hey Venus - 14/08/2007

Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus!

**** (Rough Trade)

Betty Clarke
Friday August 24, 2007
The Guardian
Super Furry Animals, Hey Venus Hey Venus!

They've got a new producer and a new home, but Super Furry Animals' eighth album sees the Welsh wonders reclaiming their bubbly pop past. Here the band play to their strengths with a new, light, touch: Hey Venus! is stuffed full of sublime melodies, catchy choruses and vivid pyschedelia. The songs are linked by the tale of a small-town girl (the Venus of the title) lusting after the bright lights and finding fleeting fame in the big city. Run Away sounds like Roy Orbison waltzing with the Ronettes, while Into the Night is space-funk at its best, and Neo Consumer recalls the controlled chaos of God! Show Me Magic. Baby Ate My Eight Ball and Battersea Odyssey, however, are darker forays into eccentricity. The subtly scathing ballad Suckers details the disillusion and strength Venus discovers, while Let the Wolves Howl at the Moon sums up her story with maturity and class. The only shortcoming is how quickly it's all over. Roll on number nine.

GRUFF @ SUMMER SUNDAE - 09/08/2007

Gruff is one of the featured artists at Summer Sundae this weekend:

BBC site will have photos and live tracks on this page after this weekend. Click here!
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