Biography

GRUFF RHYS - Vocals, guitars, analogues, claps
DAFYDD IEUAN - Drums, percussion, vocals, piano, claps
CIAN CIARAN - Keys, analogues, vocals, claps
GUTO PRYCE - Bass, hammond, claps, analogues
HUW BUNFORD - Guitars, vocals, e-bow, cello, claps

The Super Furry Animals story begins in 1993.

Named during a night that no-one remembers, the band spent two informal years songwriting, demoing and embarking on 12 hour techno jams at Daf's home studio, occasionally venturing out with their sound system to raves.

By 1995 SFA had written 40 songs and had transformed into a rock band. Linking up with the influential Cardiff based label Ankst Records they released two E.P.s in quick succession. These E.P.s and the bands occasional London shows garnered some positive murmurings of approval from the music press and they came to the attention of Creation Records who signed them in October 1995.

Keep Ankst as their magagement team the band immediately started work on their first LP with long term collaborator and friend Gorwel Owen as producer at the legendary Rockfield studios, Wales.

The resulting album 'Fuzzy Logic' was released in the Spring of '96 to universal critical acclaim. The album also spawned four singles, two of which, 'Something 4 The Weekend' and 'If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You,' were the bands first top twenty hits in the U.K.

The Rough Guide Encyclopaedia Of Rock described Fuzzy Logic as,"Music history collapsing on itself, fooling around with some new instruments and trying to play the national anthem of the fourth dimension."

1996 saw SFA touring extensively around Europe, the USA and Japan culminating in a triumphant tour of Germany, Holland and Britain as special guests of The Manic Street Preachers, and in the release of their most acclaimed single to date 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck,' which reached a respectable number 24 in the Christmas rush despite receiving absolutely no airplay whatsoever.

1997 has seen the band completing their forthcoming second album 'Radiator' and notching up another hit single with 'Herman Loves Pauline.' They have also completed a sold out tour of the U.K. and have announced details of their biggest shows to date which will take place in Circus tents in Cardiff and Bangor during July and August.

Press Reviews

Discography

Homepage

Live Reviews