Not so much a classic as a recent recording, but what the heck! With less than 3 weeks (and counting) until My Bloody Valentine curate ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas at Minehead. As a teaser for the event here are the band performing last year in Japan. Continue reading
Pitchfork has announced details of Gruff Rhys’s new film:
The new documentary film Separado!– starring, written, and soundtracked by Super Furry Animals leader Gruff Rhys– is quite possibly the craziest SFA-related project to date. (If you’re familiar with Super Furry Animals’ particularly outlandish brand of psychedelic zaniness, you know that calling something “quite possibly the craziest SFA-related project to date” really means something.)
According to a press release, Separado! follows Gruff’s journey through the Welsh community in Patagonia in search of a long-lost relative who happened to be a 1970s Argentine pop star (who sang in Welsh). In an insightful piece in the Guardian, we learn that in the film, Rhys plays music for a gathering of senior citizens while wearing a red Power Rangers-style helmet. According to the Guardian, there is also “a dance sequence on a Welsh beach” and “a color-saturated shot of Rhys jumping over a fence to escape an angry armadillo.”
The movie premieres November 19 at the Soundtrack Film Festival in Cardiff, Wales.
Liam Gallagher has confirmed that his new band will feature the rest of Oasis apart from Noel Gallagher.
Although the band won’t be called Oasis, Liam told Italian radio station Deejay: “We’re doing things at the moment, everyone except Noel.”
He added: “We ended with an argument, but we’ve had bigger ones. I think he wanted out, something different, but he didn’t have the balls to tell anyone.”
The Boo Radleys’ Martin Carr has announced a rare London headline show.
The band’s former guitarist and songwriter plays at the Sonic Cathedral night at The Legion on November 19 with support from Hush Arbors.
After The Boo Radleys split in 1999, Carr released six albums under his Bravecaptain alias. Earlier this year he released a solo album under his own name, entitled ‘Ye Gods (And Little Fishes)’.
For more information and tickets head to Soniccathedral.co.uk.
Super Furry Animals are set to play songs from their Creation back catalogue live in their home town of Cardiff on November 20.
The band will play the show, dubbed ‘Recreation’, at the Coal Exchange as part of the Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival, which takes place in the Welsh capital on November 18-22. Former Ride man Mark Gardner will also be on the bill.
A screening of the band’s frontman Gruff Rhys’ film ‘Separado!’ will take place as part of the festival. The film saw the singer/guitarist travel to south America to trace his ancestry.
Former Velvet Underground member John Cale will play a solo show as part of the event, also at the Coal Exchange on November 21. See Soundtrackfilmfestival.com for more information.
Super Furry Animals released three albums on Creation – ‘Fuzzy Logic’ (1996), ‘Radiator’ (1997) and ‘Guerrilla’ (1999).
Screamadelica is to become part of a series of classic album sleeves that will be made into Royal Mail stamps in 2010.
The series will be published on 7th January and also includes sleeves by Blur, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.
I guess they will be available on the Royal Mail website nearer the time.
Every couple of decades fashion seems to come round again and with 80s fashion currently in full swing amongst the youngsters, some of the acts who made their name in that decade discuss the era with the Saatchi Gallery website.
Featured in the interview is Pete Astor (The Loft/Weather Prophets), Lawrence (Felt), Phil Wilson (June Brides) and Phil King (Lush/Felt/Jesus & Mary Chain).
Back in the late 80’s there was briefly a magazine called ‘Underground’ in the UK and never a month went by when Creation weren’t featured. Below is an interview with Alan McGee from early 1988, the text of which i’ve featured on the site before but this time I decided to make a playlist up of tracks featured in the interview. Continue reading
Filmed just before the release of their 1987 Creation album ‘Poem of the River’, here’s a video of Felt performing in Scotland. Featuring two tracks ‘Declaration’ and ‘Riding on the Equator’ with 10 seconds of a familiar track at the end. This video is rather dark but the sound quality is pretty good, unfortunately there is a real lack of Felt on Youtube.