“Super Furry Animals” is the first Welsh team, which intended to gain the world glory. The first obstacle on their route was the London public, and then the whole Great Britain. Now the Welshmen, surveying the way passed step by step, are getting accustomed to the international show business. The year of birth of “Super Furry Animals” is 1993. The birthplace is the Welsh city of Cardiff. The group had five musicians in its lineup.
About Super Furry Animals
The First Release
Their first release - an EP with the unimaginable name “Llanfairpwllgwyngllgogerychwyrndrobwllynyngofod (In Space)” took on an independent label Ankst Records in June 1995. In several months, in February 1996, their first single “Hometown Unicorn” appeared. The single didn't pass unnoticed, having reached Top 50 of the British chart. The NME magazine called it a single of the week, as well as the second single “God! Shoiw Me Magic”, which subdued British Top 40.
The work on a debut album “Furry Logic” took place in the Welsh city of Monmouth, in Rockfield Studios. The following singles “Something 4 the Weekend” and “If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You” subdued Top 20 in Great Britain. Approval of the critics and the growing number of fans proved that retro pop in the spirit of the 60s could sound still actually. However, it didn't draw attention of the mass listener of “Furry Logic” to them.
In 1997, “Super Furry Animals” together with other teams went touring within NME Brats Tour known as a launch pad for young groups. The second album “Radiator” left in the summer of 1997. It included the successful singles “Hermann Loves Pauline” and “International Language of Screaming”. In this album musical trends of the end of the 60s were felt. Some critics saw in it an equivalent to an album “Friends” of “Beach Boys”. The musicians recorded the new EP “Ice Hockey Hair” including four songs. It was published in May 1998 and it was one of the best works of the group today.