Gruff Rhys looks to be quite the fan of multimedia endeavours. Not only did he recently release ‘American Interior’, an album, book and film-based project inspired by John Evans, a Welsh explorer who lived in the 18th Century and went searching for a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, but now he’s turning his hand to film soundtracks.
This time, the Super Furry Animals frontman has written the entire score for Elijah Wood-starring biopic ‘Set Fire To The Stars’. Based upon the life story of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Rhys’ new track shares its title with that of the film, as borrowed from a section of Thomas’ poem ‘Love In the Asylum’.
Have a listen to his somewhat jazz-infused offering below.
Looking ahead to 2015, Gruff Rhys also plans to head out around the UK on a full band tour next February. He'll be making stops at:
08 Salisbury Arts Centre
09 Exeter Phoenix
10 Bath Komedia
11 London Koko
13 Manchester Academy 2
14 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
16 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
18 Edinburgh Caves
19 Glasgow Art School
Tickets for the shows are on sale now. 'American Interior' is out now through Turnstile.
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