Super Furry Animals play career-spanning set in London


Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals treated fans to a career-spanning at their outdoor London show on Saturday (July 18).

The Welsh band’s Somerset House gig, watched by the likes of Cornershop, Goldie Lookin Chain and former Spacemen 3 singer Sonic Boom, kicked off with five of the their best-known singles, including the UK Top 20 hits ‘Juxtapozed With U’ and ‘Golden Retriever’.

SFA also played seven songs from current album ‘Dark Days/Light Years’, including ‘Inaugural Trams’, whose studio version features a German rap from Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy. As he couldn’t make it on the evening, singer Gruff Rhys, who was celebrating his birthday, held up a picture of the star to huge cheers.

The set’s real surprise was the rarely-performed ‘Blerwytirhwng?’, which features on the band’s 2004 singles compilation ‘Songbook’, as well as the 1998 B-sides collection ‘Out Spaced’.

The track originally featured on SFA’s 1995 debut EP ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwllantysiliogogogochynygofod (In Space)’.

Super Furry Animals played:

‘Slow Life’
‘(Drawing) Rings Around The World’
‘Juxtapozed With U’
‘Golden Retriever’
‘Hello Sunshine’
‘Moped Eyes’
‘If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You’
‘Inaugural Trams’
‘The Very Best Of Neil Diamond’
‘White Socks/Flip Flops’
‘The International Language Of Screaming’
‘Neo Consumer’
‘God! Show Me Magic’
‘Crazy Naked Girls’
‘The Man Don’t Give A Fuck’
‘Keep The Cosmic Trigger Happy’