Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys Sets Sights on New Solo Album, Screens Debut Film
Published Nov 12, 2009It's been a few years since Welsh weirdo Gruff Rhys released his last solo album, 2007's pretty stellar Candylion. Of course, between then and now, Rhys has been busy with his bands, Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, as well as some other projects like Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse's troubled Dark Night of the Soul. Well, now that he's again going through a bit of downtime, he's revealed he's once again going solo, and hopes to release the soundtrack to his new film, Seperado!
Rhys produced and co-directed the "psychedelic western road movie" with Dylan Goch, as well as starring in the film. Apparently, the flick features Rhys tracing the footsteps of his ancestors during a trip to South America, and currently he's looking for a distributor.
If all goes right, that soundtrack should just be just around the corner. "We're going to show the film for the first time in November and hopefully someone will help me put out a DVD for release sometime next year," Rhys told the Agit Reader [via NME]. "I also did a soundtrack for it, so that will be my next solo album by default."
Rhys didn't reveal many other details about the project, but Seperado! is showing at Cardiff, England's Soundtrack Film Festival on November 19. If you're over in that part of the world, Rhys and Goch, as well as journalist Will Hodgkinson, will be doing a Q&A after the screening.