Sep 20, 2018

Gruff Rhys, Welsh frontman of Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals, released a new solo album, Babelsberg, back in June via Rough Trade. Now he has shared a video for one of the album's highlights, "Selfies in the Sunset." The song is about taking selfies as the world ends and features the guest vocals of actress/model Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Elizabeth I, Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Cole costars with Rhys in the video, as they take selfies and try to find the best cell phone reception while nuclear mushroom clouds explode behind them. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Snail Mail

Lush Out Now via Matador

Jun 08, 2018

In Lindsey Jordan's short time as Snail Mail, the 18-year-old has cultivated an assured but dedicated following. Harking back to her '90s indie rock predecessors such as Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, and even further back to the likes of The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, she offers guitar-centerd songs that don't whine or moan or even look for a nostalgia in a past that she hasn't even lived-as seems to be one of the millennial trends nowadays-but find beauty in the mundane and the small details, the likes of which has been done as successfully by only a handful of her contemporaries in recent years. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 10, 2018

Gruff Rhys, Welsh frontman of Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals, is releasing a new solo album, Babelsberg, on June 8 via Rough Trade. The album was recorded with the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales and he previously shared a video for its first single, "Frontier Man" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Limited Edition Heart." He has also announced some tour dates, including some U.S. and Canadian ones in October. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

Apr 10, 2018

Gruff Rhys, Welsh frontman of Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals, has announced a new solo album, Babelsberg, and shared a video for its first single, "Frontier Man." The album was recorded with the 72-piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales and is due out June 8 via Rough Trade.  More

Grandaddy Announce 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Under the Western Freeway,” Share Unreleased Track

Under the Western Freeway Due Out October 20 via Friendship Fever, Listen to "Hawaiian Island Wranglers"

Sep 12, 2017

Grandaddy has announced a 20th anniversary reissue of 1997's Under the Western Freeway. The vinyl-only reissue comes with a separate LP featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, including "Hawaiian Island Wranglers," which the band has shared and can be heard below. More

Jun 19, 2017

Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1997 sophomore album Radiator with a 20th anniversary reissue. It comes out July 20 via BMG and comes with 30 bonus tracks, including the album's B-sides, demos, the Ice Hockey Hair EP, and other rarities. More

Super Furry Animals Share Previously Unreleased Demo for “The Man Don’t Give a Fuck”

Fuzzy Logic 20th Anniversary Reissue and Zoom! Best Of Both Due Out November 4 via BMG

Sep 16, 2016

Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their weird and wonderful 1996 debut album Fuzzy Logic with a 20th anniversary reissue. It comes with 35 bonus tracks, including the album's B-sides, two separate 1995 demo sessions, and their set at the 1996 Phoenix Festival. More

Super Furry Animals Share Video for New Song “Bing Bong”

Song Available Digitally Now, To Be Released as a 12-Inch on June 17

May 13, 2016

Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals have shared their first new single in seven years, "Bing Bong," via its video. The single is available digitally now and will be released as a 12-inch on June 17. You can also buy a bundle that includes a download and a T-shirt featuring the artwork on longtime band collaborator Pete Fowler.  More

Apr 21, 2016

Gruff Rhys, frontman of Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals, has shared a new song, "I Love EU." The Welsh musician wrote the song in support of the U.K. staying in the European Union. This summer there will be a referendum in the U.K. on whether or not they should stay in the European Union. This is Rhys' love song to the continent.   More

Sep 29, 2014

Releasing his multimedia album/app/film/book project American Interior earlier this year, former Super Furry Animal member Gruff Rhys has premiered a brand new music video for the effort's latest single "Lost Tribes." More

Watch: Gruff Rhys - “Iolo” Live

Taken Off Upcoming LP American Interior

Apr 25, 2014

Next week Gruff Rhys will release his brand new solo album/app/film/book project American Interior. More

Mar 27, 2014

Check out the video for “American Interior,” the title track of Gruff Rhys’ ambitious album/book/film/app projectMore

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Listen: Gruff Rhys: “American Interior”

Title Track to His New Album, Book, and App

Feb 26, 2014

Gruff Rhys has released a new song to Soundcloud. As we previously reported, the frontman of Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, Rhys is releasing an album, book, and app titled American Interior. This is the project's title track. More

Jan 30, 2014

Ex-Super Furry Animal/current human Gruff Rhys has announced an ambitious undertaking.  More

Jun 12, 2012

A few years back musical artist Gruff Rhys, known for his work with Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, embarked on a unique tour through South America in search for his "long lost, guitar-playing, poncho-wearing uncle" Rene Griffiths. More

Gruff Rhys to Release Atheist Xmas EP

EP from Super Furry Animals Frontman Available December 19

Nov 21, 2011

Those of you who can't stand the thought of listening to sappy Christmas tunes again this year may have an alternative. Gruff Rhys (the Super Furry Animals frontman and solo artist) will release an EP titled Atheist Xmas just in time for the holidays. More

Watch: Gruff Rhys Whale Trail Music Video

Whale Trail iPhone and iPad App Out Now

Oct 12, 2011

Gruff Rhys has released the music video for his track "Whale Trail" off of his current album Hotel Shampoo. More

Video of Gruff Rhys Playing Jimmy Kimmel

Super Furry Animals Frontman Performed “Sensations in the Dark” Last Night

Jun 14, 2011

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys performed solo single “Sensations in the Dark” last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the video here. More

Gruff Rhys Returns to America This Spring

Announces U.S. Tour in Support of 'Hotel Shampoo'

Feb 25, 2011

Gruff Rhys loves collecting mini bottles of shampoo from various hotels. This spring, it looks like his stash will certainly get a boost. We have the details. More

Feb 10, 2011

Today, hot on the heels from new that his recent solo album Hotel Shampoo finally had a U.S. release date (May 3 for those of you prepared to camp out now) ex-Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys offered up a full album stream. Listen to it here.  More

Feb 07, 2011

Super Furry Animals frontman  Gruff Rhys is bringing his latest solo effort to America via Witchita Recordings. We have the details. More

Gruff Rhys Announces Select U.S. Shows

Two Dates, East and West Coast, Scheduled for January

Nov 19, 2010

With Gruff Ryhs' upcoming solo album, Hotel Shampoo, being promoted as his most ambitious and accomplished work yet (quite a statement!), the Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon leader is bringing his monumental talents to the U.S. for a couple of shows in January. Los Angeles and New York are the lucky cities, and the shows are billed as stripped-down, acoustic sets. More

Nov 09, 2010

You never know what to expect from Gruff Rhys, whether it’s an album written entirely in Welsh (2005’s Yr Atal Genhedlaeth) or equipped with 96” cardboard sheets to make your own “candylion” (2007’s Candylion). For Hotel Shampoo, his latest solo album that’s slated for a February 2011 release, Rhys has again taken his inspiration quite literally. More

Gruff Rhys Debuts Video for “Shark Ridden Waters”

New Solo Album To Be Released in February

Nov 01, 2010

Gruff Rhys, frontman for both Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, has debuted the video for his new single, "Shark Ridden Waters." The song was released as a free download last month. We have the video below. More

Oct 18, 2010

Gruff Rhys, frontman for both Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, has released a brand new song, "Shark Ridden Waters," available to download from his website and the widget below for the price of an email address. More

Trailer for Gruff Rhys Documentary Separado! Released

“A Hilarious Rock &Roll Odyssey!”

Jun 09, 2010

As previously announced, Super Furry AnimalsGruff Rhys has been hard at work on a documentary Separado! documenting his road trip to reunite with long lost Patagonian uncle, guitarist Rene Griffiths. Now, just ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival (June 24th-26th) a trailer has been released. Check out what the press release calls “A hilarious rock & roll odyssey.” We have the video. More

Gruff Rhys Announces Separado! Documentary and New Album

U.S. Premiere June 24th at the Los Angeles Film Festival

Jun 02, 2010

Super Furry Animals/Neon Neon frontman Gruff Rhys has announced the premiere of a new project, South American documentary, Separado! Directed by Rhys and Dylan Goch, the film documents Rhys’ road trip to reunite with long lost Patagonian uncle, guitarist Rene Griffiths. Rhys also has a new collaborative album due out. We have the details. More

Gruff Rhys to Release New Album With Brazilian Repairman Tony Da Gatorra

The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness will be out in the U.K. July 26

Mar 29, 2010

Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon frontman Gruff Rhys has teamed up with Tony Da Gatorra, and will release a collaborative album titled The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness. It is a limited U.K. release for now, due out there on July 26, with U.S. release plans TBA. Rhys was a huge fan of Gatorra, who is a Brazilian TV and VCR repairman (who still uses VCR's?), "musical freedom fighter," and the inventor of his own 'Gatorra' instrument (which is described as "part drum machine, part guitar"). We have more details on this pairing. More


Gruff Rhys

Inside Out

Apr 26, 2015

In the late 1700s, John Evans, Gruff Rhys' great-great-something traveled from Wales to America.  More




Rough Trade

Jun 11, 2018

After catching the city name Babelsberg on a sign while on tour in 2014, Gruff Rhys made note of it. While he was recording this album years later and learned that the studio was to be demolished to make way for a luxury apartment building, the Tower of Babel came to mind as a warped concept of societal aspiration.  More

American Interior

American Interior


Dec 08, 2014

Sometime Super Furry Animals frontman and Neon Neon mouthpiece, Gruff Rhys, uses his solo albums as a vehicle for travel and self-discovery. On his fourth venture, American Interior, it was not enough to produce only an album; Rhys has also filmed a documentary film, written a book, and developed an app. More

Atheist Xmas EP

Atheist Xmas EP


Jan 03, 2012

There have been some mighty strange Christmas albums recorded: Bob Dylan's Christmas In the Heart, Twisted Sister's A Twisted Christmas, and Scott Weiland's recent Most Wonderful Time of the Year come to mind.  More

Hotel Shampoo

Hotel Shampoo


May 03, 2011

Gruff Rhys' last album was a collaboration with an unknown Brazilian protest singer/instrumentalist named Tony Da Gatorra, who invented his own instrument, a peculiar combination of guitar and drum machine referred to as the "gatorra." More