Super Furry Animals have decided to mellow out for their upcoming new album, titled Love Kraft. The Welsh group will precede the album with their new single “Lazer Beam”, which will hit stores in the UK on August 8.
In an interview with NME, the band discussed why they decided to stay away from making an upbeat pop record. Frontman Gruff Rhys said: “It’s mellow because that’s where we’re at just now.” He added: “It is quite a slow, mellow album, a different vibe. But we left off three pop songs.”
The band has debuted some of the new material during their recent support slots for Oasis in Glasgow and Manchester. About these performances, Guitarist Huw “Bunf” Bunford said: “They were really an Oasis crowd, so, after playing seven new songs the first night, we played it differently the second night. We had to remind ourselves what our singles were, made it a bit more punter friendly. After that, there were less shouts for Oasis. But you gotta win them over, that’s where the pressure comes.”