In recent weeks Super Furry Animals kept posting images of styled hair on their social media feeds without. Over the course of days certain sections of their fandom got more and more hyped for the inevitable pre-release announcement, while others raged at the repetitiveness of the posts, perhaps not spotting that there were a number of different images.
Finally, it was announced that the new release would be Super Furry Animals At The BBC, a lavishly packaged multi-disc release charting the venerable Welsh acts’ BBC sessions from 1996 through to 2001, five years in which they were hands down one of the most creative acts in the world. For any other British act from this era, this sort of release would be needlessly self congratulatory, however for Super Furry Animals it is entirely deserved, as almost none of their contemporaries could approach their level of integrity, or genuine likeableness, instead either having to rely on swaggering arrogance, or forced chirpiness to make any sort of impression.
Super Furry Animals have always been an act that could take things to the next level on live sessions, so Super Furry Animals At The BBC will no doubt be packed full of all manner of lights for the Super Furries fan. For those who enjoy their Furries in analogue, there is a vinyl box set limited to just 400 copies, and a super-limited set of 100 with an extra disc, which given the devotion of your average Super Furry Animals fan, will be much in demand.
Super Furry Animals at the BBC will be released on 23 November 2018 on Strangetown Records, and pre-orders can be made from Fri 12 October 2018): www.pledgemusic.com/superfurryanimals