Monday, March 12, 2007

The End of the Road is a fine place to be

So most of the summer festivals are getting round to announcing their line-ups. This year, Mrs Growl and I will be taking a bit of a break from most festivals, due to the arrival of the Baby Growl in June. Thankfully we won’t be totally absent from the season though.

On Friday, the End of the Road Festival announced the first set of artists from its line-up, and it was with great joy that I beheld Super Furry Animals at the top of the list. Mind you, even with one of our favourite bands headlining, we were always going to go anyway. It was the highlight of my live music calendar last year, and hopefully this year will be no different. So tickets are booked, and we’re looking forward to it. It’s such a lovely setting, good crowd and great vibe.

There’s a few other artists booked too. The list features Herman Dune, Howe Gelb, The Young Republic, Euros Childs, Broken Family Band, Charlie Parr, Seasick Steve, Viking Moses, Sons of Noel & Adrian, Monkey Swallows the Universe, Darren Hayman, Hush The Many, Sunny Day Sets Fire, David Thomas Broughton. Some of these played last year, but unlike the spirit-crushing inevitability of the likes of V Festival line-ups, these bands are back at EOTR just because the lovely organisers are such big fans, and true lovers of good music

Anyway, I’ve been inspired to spin some Super Furries for the first time in a while – mainly what I consider to be their two greatest albums – Mwng and Rings Around the World. And from these, possibly the finest moments on each.

Download: Super Furry Animals – Receptacle for the Respectable
Download: Super Furry Animals – Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth oer ar y Blaned Neifion

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