Giving The 60s A New Lease Of Life

Bringing the charming infectiousness of 60s pop bang up to date, the Super Furry Animals seem to have leapt into a time machine and returned from the swinging decade with delights purely for our listening pleasure. Bathed in Spector-esque bombastic dramatics and flourishing in tenderness 'Run-Away' is a slice of unadulterated 60s pop brilliance with a beautiful modern twist. Immediately charming its way into your affections, 'Run Away' opens with Gruff Rhys speaking directly to you, taking you into his confidence as he explains the "autobiographical" nature of the song before allowing the band to burst into life with a track that overflows with warmth and pop grace; the perfect way to start everyday.

Continuing with their sixties influence, B sides 'These Bones' and 'That's What I'm Talking About' finds the band embracing a Beach Boys come St. Pepper era Beatles as sweeping harmonies twirl with larger than life melodies to radiate nostalgic affection combined with modern vivacity allowing the Super Furry Animals the chance to give the 60s a new lease of life.