Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys brings Babelsberg to Berlin this November in his first Berlin appearance since the Neon Neon musical Praxis Makes Perfect at Berghain back in 2014. Gruff represents one of the finest pop artists of his generation and comes with our highest recommendation. Iechyd Da! SFA OK!
Babelsberg is the fifth album by Gruff Rhys, his first record for Rough Trade since 2007’s classic Candylion. The album features orchestral scores by Swansea based composer Stephen McNeff and the incredible work of the 72 piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The result is Gruff’s best record to date – a ten song gazetteer of modern times, each track set to timeless, indelible melody. Amazingly, for a collection of songs written over two years ago, each one seems to pull very sharp focus on the times we’re living in.
Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys born 18 July 1970 in Haverfordwest is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s. He formed the electro-pop outfit Neon Neon with Boom Bip. Their album Stainless Style was nominated for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize. He won the 2011 Welsh Music Prize for his album Hotel Shampoo. His latest solo album, American Interior, was released in May 2014, accompanied by a film, a book and a mobile app.
22nd November 2018 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
Privatclub | Skalitzer Straße 85-86 | 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
roughtraderecords.com | gruffrhys.com | Event @ Facebook
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