Welsh psychedelic rock band Super Furry Animals have released their UK tour dates, coming to Leeds on the 15th December, supported by Hippies and Ghosts.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS take to the towns and cities of the UK to perform their luminescent debut album, FUZZY LOGIC and its follow up RADIATOR in full, in order and back-to-back, live throughout December 2016. Taking in two nights at London Roundhouse and three Welsh dates, including a homecoming in Cardiff, the celebration marks a brace of re-evaluated, restored and re-issued releases that came out on 4 November.
In good news for SUPER FURRY ANIMALS fans, young, old and in the middle, but perhaps bad news for record dealers stocking high-value originals, the band has announced a multi-format reissue of their 1996 debut, FUZZY LOGIC on BMG. Twenty years on, high definition heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital releases have been re-mastered from the original tape reels, including the Top 20 hits SOMETHING 4 THE WEEKEND and IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO DESTROY YOU. A bonus disc of essential tracks, titled LOST ON THE BYPASS ROAD also emerges from the deep well of the band’s archive to accompany the release.
Enlisting the help of the official SUPER FURRY ANIMALS archivist, Kliph Scurlock and mastering expert, Donal Whelan, the recordings have been meticulously and sonically rediscovered. Amongst the last of the high profile, truly analogue albums to be produced in a pre-Pro Tools age, FUZZY LOGIC has been re-mastered to clearly capture the straight-to-tape ethos of their sessions at the legendary Rockfield Studios.
Laboratory conditions have been maintained for the development of a new CD and digital release entitled ZOOM! THE BEST OF SUPER FURRY ANIMALS 1995-2016, taking the highs of their chart singles and adding the promise of further, elevated experiences through selected album tracks, B-sides, personal band favourites and those that somehow strayed out of collective memory, only to be recently rediscovered.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS statement:
“We were a young family and found ourselves parents to two, boisterous albums, suddenly born between 1996 and 1997. It was our doing; we took full responsibility and endured the sleepless nights. The time goes so fast and they are all grown up now, old enough to be taken on the road again and let them stay up late. Before that excitement began, we found ourselves rediscovering the thrilling alchemy found in the Fuzzy Logic vault and delved yet deeper to decide what made the final ZOOM collection.
Tickets for the FUZZY LOGIC / RADIATOR tour are currently on sale at www.superfurry.com/tickets and the ticket outlets below:
Fri 02 ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre [ Support: Bo Ningen ]
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are:
GRUFF RHYS – vocals + guitar
HUW BUNFORD – guitar + vocals
GUTO PRYCE – bass
CIAN CIARAN – keyboards + vocals
DAFYDD IEUAN – drums + vocals