PLACID CASUAL TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION SINGLE - 25/10/2005
PLACID CASUAL will be releasing a limited-edition single by ACID CASUALS on November 21st. "BOWL ME OVER" will be available on 12" ( PLC14EP ) It is a preview of their forthcoming album, "OMNI" ( PLC13CD ) due for release on 30th January, 2006.
here's the thing around both of the above....there is and audio-visual event and happening occuring at THE PLANETARIUM in Cardiff - which will include an exclusive preview performance of the album on NOVEMBER 23, 2005.
It's a one-off performance....with very (very) limited number of seats. LIVE ACID CASUALS ACTION...
where : The Planetarium, Techniquest, Cardiff Bay.
when : November 23rd, 2005
time : 7pm - 8pm
tickets : £10
available from : CAPSULE, 48 CHARLES ST, CARDIFF
or : 029 20 382 882 ( Capsule )
or : email@example.com
Bydd PLACID CASUAL yn rhyddhau sengl gan ACID CASUALS ar 21ain o Dachwedd.
Rhyddheir "BOWL ME OVER" ar feinil 12" ( nifer cyfyngedig ).
Rhagflas yw hon o'r albym, "OMNI" a ryddheir ar 30ain o Ionawr, 2006.
a chynwrf ar ben cynwrf.......bydd digwyddiad clywedol arbennig yn digwydd yn Y Blanedfa yng Nghaerdydd a fydd yn cynnwys perfformiad a rhagflas arbennig o'r albym ddydd Mercher, TACHWEDD 23ain , 2005.
Nifer fach, fach o docynnau sydd ar gael ar gyfer y perfformiad unigryw yma...
ACID CASUALS YN FYW...
ble : Y BLANEDFA, TECHNIQUEST, BAE CAERDYDD
pryd : Tachwedd 23ain, 2005
amser : 7pm - 8pm
tocynnau : £10
ar gael o : CAPSULE, 48 STRYD CHARLES, CAERDYDD
neu : 029 20 382 882 ( Capsule )
neu : firstname.lastname@example.org
SFA PLAY JOHN PEEL DAY - 13/10/2005Super Furry Animals make the ultimate sacrifice for John Peel
They're missing a very important match tonight
Super Furry Animals have broken their golden rule in order to play the special John Peel tribute show in London tonight (October 12).
The band have just finished soundchecking at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where they will join New Order, ]The Fall and others, ahead of tomorrow's John Peel Day.
But it will mean them missing the Wales-Azerbaijan football match.
Singer Gruff Rhys told NME.COM: "We usually do our itineraries around Welsh football matches, and it's clashing with Wales-Azerbaijan, which gives you magnitude of how much we want to play it, we gave up a football match. So we're looking for a nearby pub with Sky Sports 2!"
He also explained how they have chosen tonight's setlist: "We're doing a song called 'Zoom!' which we initially wrote on the way to his house, when we were doing a session there.
"And we're doing 'Run, Christian, Run!' because he always liked it when we played the pedal steel, so we're getting the pedal steel out for that. We've chosen songs that make us think of John Peel."
Highlights of tonight's show can be heard throughout the day on Radio 1 tomorrow.
INCAPABLE OF DOING ANYTHING THAT DISAPPOINTS - 27/09/2005
LOVE KRAFT REVIEW
By Brian Moore
Tuesday. Sep 27, 12:45 AM
With every one of their albums, Super Furry Animals have proved to be masters of their own prog-psych-pop universe. They are the rarest of bands that take from the past and adhere to true pop-rock standards but still manage to sound remarkably original and progressive. With that said, it may come as bit of a surprise that, with Love Kraft, the band’s cosmic push into space has been slowed to a steady cruise. Unlike Rings Around the World or Phantom Power, this album is the first one that shows us that the band may be settling themselves in for more relaxed songwriting and divesting from the hyper-space urgency and gleeful ingenuity of the former. The fact that all five members have their own vocal lead for the first time ever shows that the veterans are not so much concerned about singular cohesion, but rather collective expression.
Back in the production chair is Phantom Power knob turner Mario Caldato, Jr., who lends a warm and hazy aesthetic to the overall value. The stratified effect suits Love Kraft well, as this may very well be the band’s nocturnal album with songs that conjure up everything from soulful R&B balladry to nebulous Pink Floydian atmospherics. The band’s vast wealth of knowledge, versatility, and musical depth come to fruition on many of these tracks, including, “Zoom,” a galactic opener, and the infectious soulful space-rock of "Lazer Beam."
Love Kraft may disappoint those who were hoping for more space-rock exploration, but what the album lacks in effect and familiarity makes up with great songwriting, lush soundscapes, and musical virtuosity. At this point, the Furries have proven that they are incapable of doing anything that disappoints: Love Kraft surely does not. www.superfurry.com www.beggars.com