Gruff Rhys: “Super Furry Animals have done too much to not do more stuff”

Gruff Rhys: “Super Furry Animals have done too much to not do more stuff”

Gruff Rhys tells Uncut about his new American Interior venture – a film, book and new album – and the future of Super Furry Animals, in the new issue, dated May 2014 and out now.

“I think we’ve done too much to not do more stuff,” says Rhys of SFA. “We’ve all got kids and I’ve been at home for two years – I’ve hardly had to tour, happily. I hadn’t been off tour since I was 16. It’s healthy to not be part of an industrial touring life.

“But we’re all extremely close and it’s bizarre because we’ve never made a load of money, so it’s not as if we can retire.

“It seems to be an indefinite hibernation, God knows when we’ll start again,” Super Furry Animals’ drummer Dafydd Ieuan says. “Everybody needed a break, the chance to try their own things out.”

“I certainly hope we’ll play again soon, I’m sure we will,” bassist Guto Pryce adds, more encouragingly. “We’ll do something in a while, but I wouldn’t like to say when.”

The new Uncut, dated May 2014, is out now.

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