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GRUFF ON DO'S AND DON'TS - 27/01/2005

January 27, 2004

LONDON, UK (Sony Music UK) - "With a forthcoming solo album, a SFA Back To Mine compilation and new SFA album in the works, Gruff was flat out, but made time to write the lyrics and sing 'Do's and Don'ts', recording the vocals at Danger Mouse's California studio one afternoon. An MTV camera crew were chilling at the DM crib that day, so they filmed the session. 'We became really good friends at that time,' BB recalls of his time on the road with Super Furry Animals.

'Gruff crashed on my couch for a few days. He drew inspiration from some of the books I had lying around, in particular was Bahai Faith by Jessyca Russell Gaver.'

Needless to say, Gruff's portentous lyrics perfectly complemented the spooky, cosmic feel of the track with the layered vocals, finger clicks, tablas, backwards guitars and mesmeric bass that spiral out into a proper LA-style, wig-out."

GRUFF TO PLAY SXSW - 26/01/2005

January 26, 2004

from filtermagazine.com

Slew of Bands Added to SXSW 01.20.2005

Northern Britain is invading the Southwest! The Scottish Arts Council have confirmed a number bands that are appearing at the South By Southwest Music Festival. Idlewild, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Trash Can Sinatras, The Rezillos, Sluts of Trust, Aberfeldy, Mylo, Hobotalk, Dawn of the Replicants, Biffy Clyro, and Jupiter and Teardrop will all be appearing at the revered Southwestern annual music festival.

These bands will be appearing in addition to Ash, The Futureheads, Bloc Party, Stars, Kings of Convenience, Jason Falkner, The Crimea, Athlete, The Music, and Gruff Rhys who have all been recently confirmed.

The South By Southwest Music Festival will run from March 16 to March 20 in Austin, Texas.

SFA SONGBOOK VOLUME I - US RELEASE - 25/01/2005

January 25, 2004

from billboard.com

Super Furry Animals Prep Hits Set

It's set to be a Super Furry world in 2005, as idiosyncratic Welsh pop mavens Super Furry Animals have three album projects in the works. The band is working on its seventh full-length and front man Gruff Rhys' first solo effort is due March 8, but XL Recordings/Beggars Group has a career spanning compilation due before either of those projects comes to light

Set for a Jan. 25 U.S. release, "Songbook: The Singles Volume One" is the first Super Furry singles collection. The set covers a lot of ground, from fan favorite "Blerwytirhwng" -- off the group's improbably titled 1995 debut EP "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwllantysilio-gogogochynygofod (In Space)" -- to "Slow Life" and "Golden Retriever," from SFA's 2003 album "Phantom Power."

Other choice selections among the album's 21 tracks include "Northern Lites," "Something for the Weekend," "Hermann Loves Pauline," "Play It Cool," "If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You" and "The International Language of Screaming."

The set includes cuts from each of the band's full-lengths as well as lauded non-album singles "The Man Don't Give a F***" and "Ice Hockey Hair."

A companion "Songbook" DVD will feature all of the band's videos and a 40-minute documentary featuring footage of the band on tour in the United States.

Here is the "Songbook: The Singles Volume One" track list:

"Something for the Weekend"
"It's Not the End of the World"
"Northern Lites"
"Juxtapozed With U"
"Slow Life"
"Fire in My Heart"
"The Man Don't Give a F***"
"Herman Loves Pauline"
"Play It Cool"
"Ice Hockey Hair"
"Do or Die"
"Rings Around the World"
"God! Show Me Magic"
"Ysbeidiau Heulog"
"Demons"
"Golden Retriever"
"The International Language of Screaming"
"Hello Sunshine"
"Hometown Unicorn"
"If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You"
"Blerwytirhwng"

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