Super Furries’ Gruff ready for Harrogate spectacular

Gruff Rhys and Super Furry Animals.

Gruff Rhys and Super Furry Animals.

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INDIE music genius Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals has been looking ahead to his forthcoming show at Harrogate Theatre.

Appearing on Monday, July 18 as part of Harrogate International Festival Fringe, he will be supporting by leading Harrogate alt-pop band The Birdman Rallies.

Blending pop with electronica, Rhys’s recent solo albums have been more in the vain of his famous band.

“Recording with Super Furry Animals has given me all these opportunities to make solo records,” he told Leeds Guide when asked about the difference between his own material and those he records with the band.

“That’s how I learned to record and I love recording Super Furry Animals. One of the most rewarding things about Super Furry Animals records is that you don’t know how it’s going to turn out.

“No individual can control it, it’s between five people and we push and pull the songs different ways and nobody going into the studio knows exactly what the finished recording is going to end up sounding like, that’s part of the adventure. Recording alone is the complete opposite in a way. I kind of know what it’s going to sound like and I go in and record it, it’s a very simple and fast process.”

l Tickets costing £17 each are available at the theatre box office on 01423 502 116 or at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

www.harrogate-festival.org.uk