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Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys

GRUFF RHYS is back on tour with new album Seeking New Gods – mixed in LA with superstar producer Mario C (Beastie Boys).

Gruff has been pushing the boundaries of how music is presented and performed, starting with the quadrophonic sound system tours as part of Super Furry Animals, one of Cymru’s coolest exports.

Seeking New Gods - Gruff’s seventh solo album - was released earlier this year on Rough Trade Records. The album concept was originally driven to be the biography of a mountain, Mount Paektu (an East Asian active volcano). However, as Gruff’s writing began to reflect on the inhuman timescale of a peak’s existence and the intimate features that bring it to mythological life, both the songs and the mountain became more and more personal.

"The album is about people and the civilisations, and the spaces people inhabit over periods of time. How people come and go but the geology sticks around and changes more slowly. I think it’s about memory and time”

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys is no stranger to our stage, having wowed audiences in 2018 with his full-album performance of Babelsberg alongside the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales, commissioned by Festival of Voice. We’re thrilled to have him back again.

“undaunted off piste genius”