pics: Gruff Rhys & N’famady Kouyate @ EartH, London
Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys wrapped up the UK leg of his solo tour at London's gorgeous EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) on Wednesday. He's been on the road supporting his great new album, Pang!, which is a collaboration with South African electronic artist Muzi (who put a new electronic spin of Gruff's psych). As usual, Gruff brought along all manner of signs ("BREXIT IS A BAD SAX SOLO," "RESIST PHONY ENCORES") and gizmos (metronomes, record players), along with a few live musicians, too, like drummer and frequent sideman Kliph Scurlock. Guinean artist N’famady Kouyaté opened the show and also played during Gruff's set -- pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above.
Gruff has EU dates in November, including the Le Guess Who? Festival in the Netherlands, and more UK dates in December. All are listed, along with a stream of Pang!, below.
GRUFF RHYS - 2019 TOUR DATES
WED 6 NOVEMBER - Le Pop-Up du LabelParis, France
THU 7 NOVEMBER - Le Guess Who? 2019Utrecht, Netherlands
SAT 9 NOVEMBER - PrivatclubBerlin, Germany
FRI 6 DECEMBER - Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth, UK
SAT 7 DECEMBER - Llangollen Town HallLlangollen, UK
MON 9 DECEMBER - WhelansDublin, Ireland
TUE 10 DECEMBER - St Luke'sCork, Ireland
WED 11 DECEMBER - Empire Music HallBelfast, UK
THU 19 DECEMBER - PontioBangor, UK
FRI 20 DECEMBER - Clarence HallAbergavenny, UK
photos by Chris Juarez