Gruff Rhys | Sounds From The Other City – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •
All artists
19:45 - 21:00

Gruff Rhys

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Gruff Rhys is a songwriter, producer and award-winning storyteller from Bethesda in Wales who has consistently sought a variety of outlets for the spectrum of muses behind his creative flights. Formerly most well known as the frontman of Super Furry Animals – a band that has been able to achieve that rarest of mixes, artistic adventure with popular devotion – he blended fuzz-filed rock, pure harmonies and cutting edge electronics, while with his other band, Neon Neon, Rhys has documented the lives of maverick car maker John DeLorean and Italian activist and publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in widescreen style.

His solo career has seen him reach new heights – the Top Ten charting Seeking New Gods climbed lyrically and musically on to totally new terrain, having created a conceptual record about his own mountain that became his most critically and commercially successful solo album yet. His recent album ‘Sadness Sets Me Free’ was released early 2024 and received rave reviews with a consensus of it being amongst his finest records.

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"Gruff Rhys has built a reputation over the past three decades as one of the most liked and respected figures in alternative music."

The Times

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