Super Furry Animals
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
Founded in Cardiff, Wales, this offbeat yet inventive indie pop band comprises Gruff Rhys (18 July 1970, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales; vocals/guitar), Dafydd Ieuan (b. 1 March 1969, Bangor, North Wales; drums), Cian Ciaran (b. 16 June 1976, Bangor, North Wales; keyboards/electronics), Guto Pryce (b. 4 September 1972, Cardiff, Wales; bass) and Huw Bunf Bunford (b. 15 September 1967, Cardiff, Wales; guitar/vocals). Each member had worked in a series of underachieving bands before forming Super Furry Animals in 1993, although Ieuan was in the original line-up of future Welsh pop stars Catatonia. The next two years were spent writing and rehearsing original material. The first evidence of the bands distinctive, scabrous pop came with the release of the Welsh Concept EP for Cardiff independent Ankst Records in June 1995. Fully-titled Llanfairpwllgwygyllgogerchwyrndrobwllantysiliogo-goyocynygofod (In Space), the EP was a shameless attempt to get...