Gruff Rhys Wows Latitude With Theatrics
Gruff Rhys drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to the Uncut stage this evening with a highly theatrical set.
Drawing mostly from his recent ‘Candylion’ album, Super Furry Animals’ Rhys played from behind a desk inside a giant cut-out of a television, in the style of the video accompanying the album’s title track.
Rhys, joined by 9 Bach’s Lisa Jen and a three-piece backing band, fed classical guitar, percussion and electronic gadgets through a looping pedal to create unique versions of his songs.
Following highlights including ‘Lonesome Words’ and ‘The Court Of King Arthur’, Rhys and Jen emerged from behind the desk to perform the surreal fourteen-minute saga ‘Skylon!’ on aeroplane seats.
Earlier in the afternoon, former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs battled an over-running schedule and technical problems to turn in a captivating set.
Performing tracks from ‘Chops’ and this year’s ‘Bore Da’, the best reception was reserved for tracks ‘Henry A Matilda Supermarketsuper’ and ‘Dawnsio Dros Y Mor’.
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