Published Feb 27, 2015After a few years of inactivity, Super Furry Animals hinted at a their return this week with some cryptic trailer videos, and now they've confirmed their plans. Sure enough, the Welsh rock band will be back in 2015 after having been on hiatus since late 2009.
The group are planning a UK tour in addition to a 15th anniversary reissue of their 2000 album Mwng, which will be out on May 1 through Das Koolies/Domino. This album has long been out of print, and this latest pressing is a deluxe edition with lots of bonus material including a Peel Session, a live set from ATP Festival, and B-sides that previously appeared on a bonus CD.
See the hefty 26-song deluxe tracklist below. It's available to pre-order on white triple-vinyl (with a removable skull sticker and four-page booklet) or double-CD through Domino's website, and digitally via iTunes. There's also a standard single-LP version. Pre-orders directly from the label will come with an instant download of the standard album.
The track "Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon" is embedded below. Interestingly, Mwng is the highest-selling Welsh-language album ever.
As for the tour, it consists of five shows in early May. All of these are in the UK, and there's no word as to whether the band are considering any further dates, or if they've got any more plans for their 2015 reunion. Tickets go on sale on March 5.
At the bottom of this page, watch the latest in the band's series of teaser videos.
2. Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon
3. Y Gwyneb Iau
4. Dacw Hi
5. Nythod Cacwn
6. Pan Ddaw'r Wawr
7. Ysbeidiau Heulog
8. Y Teimlad
9. Sarn Helen
10. Gwreiddiau Dwfn / Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion
11. Cryndod Yn Dy Lais
12. Trons Mr. Urdd
14. Sali Mali
15. (Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaith
16. Nythod Cacwn (Peel Session)
17. Cryndod Yn Dy Lais (Peel Session)
18. Y Gwyneb Iau (Peel Session)
19. Gwreiddiau Dwfn / Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion (Peel Session)
20. Drygioni (Live)
21. Ysbeidiau Heulog (Live)
22. Pan Ddaw'r Wawr (Live)
23. Y Gwyneb Iau (Live)
24. Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon (Live)
25. Nythod Cacwn (Live)
26. Gwreiddiau Dwfn / Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion (Live)
05/01 Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University (The Great Hall)
05/02 Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University (The Great Hall)
05/05 Glasgow UK - O2 Academy
05/06 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
05/08 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton