Gruff Rhys

Real Name:
Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys
Profile:
Singer, guitarist and main songwriter with Super Furry Animals.

Prior to Super Furry Animals's formation, Gruff played in a number of other bands, including the Creation Records-signed Emily (3), and Ffa Coffi Pawb.

Eclectic and eccentric, Gruff Rhys has released several solo albums. His debut album Gruff Rhys - Yr Atal Genhedlaeth released in 2005 and recorded entirely in his native Welsh language, followed by Gruff Rhys - Candylion released in 2007. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo, released in 2011, was the winner of the inaugural Welsh Music Prize in 2011. He released Gruff Rhys - American Interior in 2014. In 2016 he released Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars, the original soundtrack to the film with the same name. Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg was released in 2018 and Gruff Rhys - Pang! in 2019. Gruff Rhys - (Don't) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing / The Babelsberg Basement Files was a Record Store Day 2020 release which featured raw recordings, from 2016, of songs which would eventually be released as Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg. 2021 saw the release of Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods.

In 2008 Gruff collaborated with Boom Bip and released Neon Neon - Stainless Style, a concept album with a string of guest musicians. The album was based on the rise and fall of John De Lorean, the founder of the De Lorean Motor Company. Their next collaboration, Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect, was released in 2013. This was also a concept album and based on the life of Italian publisher and leftwing activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

In 2010 Gruff collaborated with Brazilian eccentric Tony da Gatorra to release Gruff Rhys V Tony Da Gatorra - The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness. In addition to this Gruff has collaborated with a host of other musicians, most notably for vocals for the track 'Just War' on Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul and 'Superfast Jellyfish' from Gorillaz - Plastic Beach.

In 2018 Gruff travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa with Africa Express and contributed to four tracks on Africa Express - EGOLI and a further track on Africa Express - Africa Express Presents Molo, both of which were released in 2019.
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Albums

PLC10CD Gruff Rhys - Yr Atal Genhedlaeth album art Gruff Rhys Yr Atal Genhedlaeth (Album) Placid Casual Recordings PLC10CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
RTRADCDP 371 Gruff Rhys - Candylion album art Gruff Rhys Candylion (Album) Team Love Records RTRADCDP 371 UK 2007 Sell This Version
OVNI 01 Gruff Rhys - The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness album art Gruff Rhys Vs. Tony Da Gatorra Gruff Rhys Vs. Tony Da Gatorra - The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness (Album) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI 01 UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI 003 Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo album art Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo (Album) Ovni OVNI 003 UK 2011 Sell This Version
TS0112537775835 Gruff Rhys - American Interior album art Gruff Rhys American Interior (Album, EP) Turnstile TS0112537775835 UK 2014 Sell This Version
TN093CD Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars album art Gruff Rhys Set Fire To The Stars (Album) Twisted Nerve TN093CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
RT0010LP Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg album art Gruff Rhys Babelsberg (Album) Rough Trade RT0010LP UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
RT0086CD Gruff Rhys - Pang! album art Gruff Rhys Pang! (Album) Rough Trade RT0086CD Europe 2019 Sell This Version
RT0120LP Gruff Rhys - (Don't) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing / The Babelsberg Basement Files album art Gruff Rhys (Don't) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing / The Babelsberg Basement Files(LP, Album, Ltd, Spl) Rough Trade RT0120LP UK 2020 Sell This Version
RT0127CDJP Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods album art Gruff Rhys Seeking New Gods (Album) Rough Trade RT0127CDJP Japan 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Gruff Rhys - Do's & Don'ts album art Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys - Do's & Don'ts (Single) Lex Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
PLC11 Gruff Rhys - Gwn Mi Wn / Ni Yw Y Byd album art Gruff Rhys Gwn Mi Wn / Ni Yw Y Byd(7", Single) Placid Casual Recordings PLC11 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys - Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru album art Gruff Rhys Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru (Single) Rough Trade none UK 2006 Sell This Version
RTRADS375 Gruff Rhys - Candylion album art Gruff Rhys Candylion (Single) Rough Trade RTRADS375 UK 2006 Sell This Version
OVNI002P Gruff Rhys - Shark Ridden Waters album art Gruff Rhys Shark Ridden Waters (Single) Ovni OVNI002P UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI008 Gruff Rhys - Atheist Xmas EP album art Gruff Rhys Atheist Xmas EP (EP) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI008 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI007, 796.A002.130 Gruff Rhys - Space Dust #2 / Whale Trail album art Gruff Rhys Space Dust #2 / Whale Trail (Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI007, 796.A002.130 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI005 Gruff Rhys - Honey All Over album art Gruff Rhys Honey All Over (Single) Ovni OVNI005 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVI004P Gruff Rhys - Sensations In The Dark album art Gruff Rhys Sensations In The Dark (Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVI004P UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI006 Gruff Rhys - Y Baban Bach album art Gruff Rhys / Y Niwl Gruff Rhys / Y Niwl - Y Baban Bach(7", Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI006 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI011 Gruff Rhys - Gold Medal Winner / Time Could Change Your Mind album art Rodrigo* & Gruff* / Cate Le Bon Rodrigo* & Gruff* / Cate Le Bon - Gold Medal Winner / Time Could Change Your Mind(7", Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI011 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys - American Interior (Single) album art Gruff Rhys American Interior (Single) (Single) Turnstile none UK 2014 Sell This Version
TS008EP3 Gruff Rhys - American Interior EP3 album art Gruff Rhys American Interior EP3 (EP) Turnstile, Ovni TS008EP3 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys - American Interior EP2 album art Gruff Rhys American Interior EP2 (EP) Turnstile, Ovni none UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
SC307 Gruff Rhys - True To You album art Tomas Barfod Feat. Gruff Rhys Tomas Barfod Feat. Gruff Rhys - True To You(7", Single, Ltd) Secretly Canadian SC307 UK 2014 Sell This Version