Gruff Rhys’s adventurous and prolific approach has resulted in an impressive, wideranging body of work and the pace of his artistic creativity appears to only accelerate. In just the past 12 months Gruff has unveiled his debut film Separado!, an unlikely road trip movie; released The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness, an experimental, collaborative album with Brazilian TV repairman Tony Da Gatorra, and featured alongside rap heroes De La Soul and Gorillaz on a song about a fictional fast food breakfast product.
Two earlier solo albums have preceded Hotel Shampoo; Yr Atal Genhedlaeth, sung entirely in Welsh, and 2007’s understatedly epic Candylion. Gruff’s other activities include the Mercury nominated Neon Neon synth-pop concept album; providing the only British contribution to Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse’s Dark Night Of The Soul LP; and, of course, his ongoing tenure within Super Furry Animals.
More recently in 2014 Gruff released his latest solo album, American Interior along with an accompanying documentary film and book.