Super Furry Animals are back!
Having teased us this week with a series of mysterious online videos, Super Furry Animals have announced they will reunite for a series of live shows, their first since 2009, calling time on a six year hiatus. The short tour coincides with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their Welsh language album Mwng, re-released on a Friday, May 1st, timed to coincide with International Worker’s Day. Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries’ fourth album was their only Welsh language LP. The biggest selling Welsh language album of all time and praised in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales, it is a beautiful, warm and inviting record littered with catchy and powerfully emotional tunes. All in all, this is bloody great news! What’s that smell? A Super Furries playlist? Perhaps. Anyone for a quick game of Actua Soccer 2?
The deluxe editions (vinyl, CD & download) contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach, as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP (tracklisting, pre-order etc. here)
Those UK tour dates are below and hopefully there will be some more dates further a field added sooner rather than later. Listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â’r Ymylon’ from Mwng below.
SFA Live Dates 2015:
:: Great Hall, Cardiff University – May 1st and May 2nd
:: O2 Academy, Glasgow – May 5th
:: Albert Hall, Manchester – May 6th
:: O2 Academy Brixton, London – May 8th
Tickets go on sale Thursday March 5th at 9am.