Super Furry Animals

Formed 1995.
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Biography

Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band who lean towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. Since their formation in Cardiff, Wales in 1993, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw Bunford (lead guitar, vocals), Guto Pryce (bass guitar), Cian Ciaran (keyboards, synthesisers, various electronics, occasional guitar, vocals) and Dafydd Ieuan (drums, vocals). Actor Rhys Ifans is also a former member.

Super Furry Animals ("SFA") have recorded nine UK Albums Chart Top 25 studio albums (one BPI certified Gold and 4 certified Silver), plus numerous singles, EPs, compilations and collaborations.

Over the course of nine albums, SFA have been described as "One of the most imaginative bands of our time" by Billboard magazine, while according to NME, "There’s a case to be argued that SFA are the most important band of the past 15 years."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Dark Days/Light Years

    Dark Days/Light Years 2009

    Reviewed by Al Spicer
    It’s a fantastic set that’s all brain-filler and no buzz-killer.
  2. Review of Hey Venus!

    Hey Venus! 2007

    Reviewed by Damian Jones
    Hey Venus! is right up there with some of their best material. Let's hope part two is...
  3. Review of Songbook Volume 1

    Songbook Volume 1 2004

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    The breadth of ideas on display here is astonishing.
  4. Review of Phantom Power

    Phantom Power 2003

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Phantom Power is awash with pedal steel, acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies.
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