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Super Furry Animals

"Super Furry Animals" (also known as ""SFA"", the ""Furries"" and the ""Super Furries"") are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation.


The band formed in Cardiff after being in various other Welsh bands and techno outfits in the area. Lead vocalist/guitarist Gruff Rhys, drummer/vocalist Dafydd Ieuan and bassist Guto Pryce had been together since the early 1990s and had toured the north coast of France as a techno group. The other two members of the band are lead guitarist/vocalist Huw Bunford and keyboardist/vocalist Cian Ciaran; the latter is Ieuan's younger brother. They then got to work on writing some songs, and in 1995 ended up signing to Ankst, the famous Welsh indie label. The band are considered to be part of the renaissance of Welsh music (and art, and literature) in the 1990s: other Welsh bands of the time include Catatonia, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and the Manic Street Preachers.

The actor Rhys Ifans was briefly lead vocalist of the band, before they found national success.


The name of the band came from T-shirts being printed by Gruff's sister. She was making Super Furry Animals T-shirts for the fas...

years active 1993–present
origin Cardiff, Wales
current members Gruff Rhys
Huw Bunford
Guto Pryce
Cian Ciaran
Dafydd Ieuan
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