While Gruff Rhys has quite rightly been receiving any amount of praise for his sol0 & side-project works, he is not the only Super Furry Animal making waves away from the day job.
Last year Cian Ciaran released the excellent Outside In and last week, he announced details of a pledge campaign for a second solo album, They Are Nothing Without Us (get involved here). Meanwhile SFA bassist Guto Pryce has been busy too, having teamed up with Lindsey Leven for side-project Gulp. The latest release ‘Play’ picks up where the pair left off with last year’s stunning single ‘Game of Love’. Both ‘Play’ and b-side ‘Hot Water’, are exquisite cuts of psych-folk, where by Leven’s beautiful and breezy vocals take centre stage. On the former they float over a roving rhythm, amid a tide of electronics and guitar, while lending to the sweetly hypnotic nature of the latter, tiptoeing the listener delicately into a daydreaming trance. Simply beautiful.
Play will be released on July 29th through their very own E.L.K.Records. It will be available on limited edition white vinyl 7″ and download from here.