The Royal Basement Podcast #6: Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals/Neon Neon/Gorillaz)
I had the opportunity to chat with Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals/Neon Neon/Gorillaz) when he came through Seattle, WA recently while promoting his new film/book/album (American Interior). Gruff and I chatted in the basement hallway of Barboza about personal and creative exploration, learning new languages and preserving old ones, and his songwriting process and tools. Unfortunately, there's a decent amount of noise in the background throughout most of the interview; opener Willis Earl Beal provided a lulling background during the first part, but it gets a little loud in the second half of the interview when we're trying to chat over a DJ night. Grab a beer/soda water and pretend you're listening to some buddies chatting in a loud bar and I promise, it is tolerable.
Thanks so much to Gruff Rhys and his tour manager Nolan for giving me the chance to chat.
Stay tuned for The Royal Basement episode 7, this time with Chris Porterfield of Field Report!