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Gruff Rhys

Thursday 4th November 2021

+ Special Guests

At Gulbenkian

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £20 +booking fee | £24 (door)

Melting Vinyl and the Gulbenkian present:

Gruff Rhys and Special Guest

On sale: Thursday, April 1st @ 9am

Mercury nominated Welsh singer-songwriter has brought us top selling albums and sold out tours, both as a solo artist as well as with the band Super Furry Animals, during his twenty-plus years music career. A BBC 6 music favourite, Gruff Rhys returns with his new album “Seeking New Gods” due out on Rough Trade records.

“Seeking New Gods” was recorded following a US tour with his band and mixed in LA with superstar producer Mario C (Beastie Boys), it’s Gruff’s seventh solo album.

The album concept was originally driven to be the biography of a mountain, Mount Paektu (an East Asian active volcano). However, as Gruff’s writing began to reflect on the inhuman timescale of a peak’s existence and the intimate features that bring it to mythological life, both the songs and the mountain became more and more personal.

Part of Gruff’s creative remit has always been about pushing the boundaries of how music presented and performed, starting with the quadrophonic sound system tours as part of Super Furry Animals. For this record, Gruff has partnered with the BBC’s R&D department to make use of their Audio Orchestrator technology to create an at-home, multi-device immersive listening experience for fans. It will be the first time the BBC has offered this technology for use with an album. Full details including fan listening events will be announced soon.

Part of Gruff’s creative remit has always been about pushing the boundaries of how music presented and performed, starting with the quadrophonic sound system tours as part of Super Furry Animals. For this record, Gruff has partnered with the BBC’s R&D department to make use of their Audio Orchestrator technology to create an at-home, multi-device immersive listening experience for fans. It will be the first time the BBC has offered this technology for use with an album. Full details including fan listening events will be announced soon.

“SEEKING NEW GODS” Released 21.5.2021
You can  pre-order the album here: https://gruffrhys.ffm.to/seekingnewgods