GRUFF RHYS – Former Super Furry Animal Announces New Solo LP And Drops The First Poppy Single ‘CELESTIAL CANDYFLOSS’

New striking strokes

5 October 2023

Welsh singer-songwriter GRUFF RHYS (born Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys 53 years ago), best known as the frontman of Super Furry Animals announced his 8th solo album. It’s baptized Sadness Sets Me Free and comes our way on 26 January 2024. Pre-order info here.


Rhys about the song: ”It’s an attempted pocket symphony about the cosmic lengths
that people will travel in the pursuit of love and acceptance.”
and about the video. “Mark James has brought the Sadness Sets Me Free album cover to life & managed to place me watching TV interference in a shipping container that’s lost in space.”

Celestial Candyfloss is a poppy, trippy and vibey tune.



RHYS: Instagram – Website

GRUFF RHYS Hits The Dance Floor With Vibrant Single ‘LOAN YOUR LONELINESS’

New sonic impulses…

17 March 2021

Former Super Furry Animals ringleader GRUFF RHYS
canned a new solo LP, already his seventh. Order info
about Seeking New Gods right here.

“The album is about people and the civilizations, 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
says Rhys.

Don’t worry be happy and dance to
new single Loan Your Loneliness

GRUFF RHYS: Facebook

Stream 5 Brand New MUST-HEAR Albums Right Here…

Brand new longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1/ ‘Babelsberg’ by GRUFF RHYS (Wales)
Fifth solo album by Super Furry Animal‘s frontman. A modern-day crooner and sharp observer. Smooth orchestrations and edged visions rolling into something special.

Stream here

GRUFF RHYS: Facebook

2/ ‘WOWSERS!’ by CHICKN (Athens, Greece)
These Greek psych noiseniks show their love for mad genius Frank Zappa with an explosive and effervescent cocktail of head-twisting firecrackers and some quiet mindfuckers. WOW!

Stream here

CHICKN: Facebook

3/ ‘The Horror’
by GET WELL SOON (Berlin, Germany)
Fifth LP by singer/storyteller Konstantin Gropper. The record “is about fear in all its forms. Fear as a motivator, as an obstacle, as a consultant, and as a political weapon, both socially and privately”. Sonically it moves, feels and sounds like a musical. A truly intriguing journey.

Stream here

GWS: Facebook

4/ ‘Lush’ by SNAIL MAIL (Baltimore, US)
Debut album by singer/songwriter Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail. From intimate meditations to amplified, melodic indie pop with a sensitive slacker twist. A touching first full length.

Stream here

SNAIL MAIL: Facebook

5/ ‘Distant Light’ by TAPE WAVES (Charleston, South Carolina, US)
Duo TAPE WAVES – Kim Weldin and Jarod Weldi – will soundtrack your moony summer dreams with mellow musings floating over layers of electrical, atmospheric sentiments.

Stream here

TAPE WAVES: Facebook

See/hear you next week, music junkies