Brian Cannon who designed all of the early Oasis sleeves alongside the cover of Super Furry Animals’ debut album has launched a new website.

The website celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his agency Microdot Creative and includes many shots of sleeves being created. You may recognise the writing below.

Oasis Definitely Maybe handwritten

Click here to view the website. The Oasis gallery on his website can be viewed by clicking here.

Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys
Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys have collaborated together on an album entitled ‘The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness’.

Tony explains: “Hello, peace my brothers, this record was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy. We are creatures of God, so there’s no death. Spirit is light, all evil won’t prevail – there’s no evil when it crashes with goodwill.”

The ‘experimental’ record will be released on 26th July supported by a handful of shows, including Camp Bestival and Field Day:

July
29 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30 Camp Bestival, Dorset
31 Field Day Festival, London

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In other Gryff Rhys news, his collaboration with De La Soul on the new Gorillaz album is released as a single today. You can find out details about that on Gorillaz.com.

Pitchfork has announced details of Gruff Rhys’s new film:

Gruff Rhys

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.

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From NME:

Super Furry Animals - Radiator

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).

Phil Wilson of The June Brides

Phil Wilson, ex-lead singer of the June Brides and solo Creation artist has today selected 10 tracks that he feels highlight the influences that shaped the sound of both C86 and Creation Records.

Here’s what he had to say “This is merely my view of what are the best bands that seem to me to be prime influences on early Creation and the C86 movement. Here goes!” Continue reading