Gruff Rhys

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On my radar: Gruff Rhys’s cultural highlights
The musician, Super Furry frontman and festival curator on Welsh bossa nova, luxury communism and a Brexit podcast

Killian Fox

15, Sep, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Gruff Rhys: Pang! review – acoustic, pastoral, global … and as unpredictable as ever
Sung in Welsh, produced by South African artist Muzi, Rhys’s latest is a chamber folk-rock minor masterpiece

Michael Hann

13, Sep, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Africa Express presents EGOLI review – a collaboration to stir the senses
Damon Albarn’s collective decamp to Johannesburg for a rich and rewarding reminder of the eclecticism of non-western pop

Alexis Petridis

04, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The best Glastonbury TV and radio to enjoy at home
If you’re not going to Worthy Farm, the Guardian and the BBC have an entire weekend of highlights to watch and listen to from a mud-free sofa

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Gwenno up for 2018 Welsh music prize
Shortlist for this year’s prestigious award by a Welsh artist also includes lesser-known bands Toby Hay, Bryde and Astroid Boy

Laura Snapes

15, Oct, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Whyte Horses review – engaging, eccentric extravaganza of faux-French pop
Dom Thomas’s shifting musical collective weave nuanced spells behind guests including Mélanie Pain, La Roux and a children’s choir in one of the year’s most endearing gigs

Ian Gittins

14, Sep, 2018 @12:05 PM

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Gruff Rhys: ‘I found Britpop difficult. We couldn’t really get on board’
The musician, 48, on the importance of his Welsh identity, campaigning to remain and taking a tank to festivals to use as a sound system

James McMahon

21, Jul, 2018 @12:59 PM

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Gruff Rhys and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales review – lush, epic frontiers of Welsh pop
New album Babelsberg was well-suited to the grand occasion, with flavours of Glen Campbell among spacious melodies

Jude Rogers

12, Jun, 2018 @2:22 PM

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Gruff Rhys: Babelsberg review – never mind dystopia, feel the orchestra
It’s supposed to be a paean to alienation, but Rhys uses 72 musicians to focus the mind on a lush 70s-style sound palette

Michael Hann

08, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Vampire Weekend, St Vincent and Feist to headline End of the Road festival
Julia Holter to play her only UK festival date alongside acts including Velvet Underground founder John Cale and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

Laura Snapes

31, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Gruff Rhys: 'It's like krautrock played by a jazz band in 1950'
The Super Furries frontman discusses his new film soundtrack, his disgust over Brexit and his ‘20 a day’ caffeine habit

Michael Cragg

21, Oct, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Gruff Rhys: Set Fire to the Stars review – indie hero turns jazz-era soundtracker

Harriet Gibsone

06, Oct, 2016 @9:00 PM

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