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Cardiff, Wales (1993 – present)

Super Furry Animals (also known as “SFA”, the “Furries” and the “Super Furries”) are a critically acclaimed band, with leanings towards , , and experimentation.

They formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1993 by Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw Bunford (guitar, vocals), Guto Pryce (bass), Cian Ciaran (keyboards, electronics, vocals) and Dafydd Ieuan (drums, vocals) and have released nine full length albums and numerous EPs. The most recent release is 2009’s “Dark Days/Light Years”.

-Early years-
The band formed in Cardiff after being in various other Welsh bands and techno outfits in the area, among them Ffa Coffi Pawb. Lead vocalist/guitarist Gruff Rhys, drummer/vocalist Dafydd Ieuan and bassist Guto Pryce had been together since the early 1990s and had toured the north coast of France as a techno group. The other two members of the band are lead guitarist/vocalist Huw Bunford and keyboardist/vocalist Cian Ciaran; the latter is Ieuan’s younger brother. They then got to work on writing some songs, and in 1995 ended up signing to Ankst, the famous Welsh label. The band are considered to be part of the renaissance of Welsh music (and art, and literature) in the 1990s: other Welsh bands of the time include Catatonia, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and the Manic Street Preachers.
The actor Rhys Ifans was briefly lead vocalist of the band, before they found national success.

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  • madsupersonic

    Blerwytirhwng?

    27 Jun 2:50am Reply
  • DamienAThornton

    nah, fuck this picture, they look like Iron fuckin Maiden

    24 May 5:12am Reply
  • DanJorge

    its the dude from the I.T crowd!!!!

    23 Apr 4:05pm Reply
  • friendlypioneer

    They're simply a great band. In my opinion, the greatest band.

    16 Mar 6:17pm Reply
  • XDRory

    Are they pop though? They undeniably have their pop moments, but I've always regarded them as alternative rock.

    2 Mar 4:19pm Reply
  • hyrkinonit

    Quite simply one of the best pop bands of all time.

    19 Feb 8:39pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Obviously it would be a stopgap since they're currently on hiatus... more realistic than a studio album at present.

    18 Jan 8:46pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    I for one would like another b-sides album.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • weinglass

    So many great songs...

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • elscorcho5000

    Pledge campaign for the new Y Niwl album (they toured with Gruff Rhys a couple years back): http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/yniwl?utm_campaign=project7851

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • friendlypioneer

    I've read countless interviews where they say they're going to make a new album, just not yet.

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • redstealth

    i still believe

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    Yeah, Dark Days/Light Years isn't the album to end a career on.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • LittleGib

    @SupernovaStar: Just keep reciting For Now And Ever and have faith!

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SupernovaStar

    The only thing that gives me hope is that they don't have officially announced a split. But I think we're actually closer to that than to a new album. Sadly.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nelsonphillipio

    i miss the SFA, will have to sit and hope for a reunion at some point...

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LittleGib

    Have already ordered. Single collecting is tedious! Shouldn't there be enough material for an Out Spaced Volume 2 by now?

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • friendlypioneer

    Pam V?, Dim Bendith, Focus Pocus/Debiel and Arnofio/Glo in the Dark are some of SFA's best songs, so you should definitely hear it. I doubt you've heard the singles they're on, so skip the collecting and go straight to Out Spaced.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LittleGib

    Thanks! I've heard a few tracks that were pretty good, suppose i should go find a copy!

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rob-mcfc

    Out Spaced is great and well worth hearing.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
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