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Super Furry Animals are touring their ‘Fuzzy Logic’ album and the follow-up ‘Radiator’, in order, back to back will undoubtedly take it’s toll on any band… That going-through-the-motions feeling, that feeling of three-down, ten to go…
But for the audience; particularly a type of audience brought up on early Furries, this will be a treat to behold. Mid-nineties music played with 2016 technology and a 2016 light show.

While the placid casuals loved it, perhaps those expecting to say ‘Hello Sunshine’ will have been a little disorientated and felt they were taken down a different river at times.

sfa2As expected, Venue Cymru was packed to the rafters and sold out; so big thanks to Alun Tan Lan for smuggling us in under his smoking jacket. It seemed to be a Who’s Who of North Wales as just about everyone connected to decent music or anyone with an affinity to off-the-wall pseudo-no-rules music was here… Something 4 the weekend sir / madam..?

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Bill Ryder-Jones warmed the cockles of those who cared, with a short but decent set from the former guitarist of The Coral. Check out his new album (his 4th), just released, called ‘West Kirby County Primary’.

sfa1On hometown unicorns, the Super Furries frisbee’d into life just like Frankie Fontaine as they ploughed (and sometimes slumbered) through the two albums. They showed us magic without us wanting to destroyed…
Great to see Elfyn Presli‘s Dic Ben’s name in lights on the projected backdrop…
Bing bong brother… bing bong…