Presented by Melting Vinyl & Gulbenkian
Mercury-nominated Welsh singer-songwriter, with a career spanning twenty-plus years of top-selling albums and sold-out tours solo as well as under the band Super Furry Animals - BBC 6 music favourite Gruff Rhys returns with new album “Seeking New Gods” due out on Rough Trade records.
“Seeking New Gods” was recorded following a US tour with his band and mixed in LA with superstar producer Mario C (Beastie Boys), it’s Gruff’s seventh solo album.
The album concept was originally driven to be the biography of a mountain, Mount Paektu (an East Asian active volcano). However, as Gruff’s writing began to reflect on the inhuman timescale of a peak’s existence and the intimate features that bring it to mythological life, both the songs and the mountain became more and more personal.
Part of Gruff’s creative remit has always been about pushing the boundaries of how music presented and performed, starting with the quadrophonic sound system tours as part of Super Furry Animals. For this record, Gruff has partnered with the BBC’s R&D department to make use of their Audio Orchestrator technology to create an at-home, multi-device immersive listening experience for fans. It will be the first time the BBC has offered this technology for use with an album. Full details including fan listening events will be announced soon.
With support from Baba Ali:
Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.