Super Furry Animals break ‘indefinite’

Super Furry Animals are on hiatus while the band members pursue individual projects, according to the Guardian.

And former manager Alun Llwyd says he has “no idea” if they’ll work together again.

“They are taking a break and Gruff is doing his own thing. There was always financial discussions to prop up relationships with the band anyway.

“I have no idea if they will come back together.”

Llwyd, who now manages SFA singer and guitarist Gruff Rhys, added that while nothing had been decided for certain Rhys has made “no firm decision on what he wants to do”.

The Guardian also quotes an unnamed source blaming money problems for the indefinite break and suggesting it could be permanent:

“It’s been revealed to a close circle of friends.

“There were some revelations about the band’s finances and they’ve decided not to get back together after the break.

“People understand why it’s been decided to kick it on the head, but they are a group of such magnitude, it would be a poor end to a massive successful career.”

Super Furry Animals were formed in 1993 in Cardiff and have released nine albums to date, including the Welsh-language Mwng. Their latest album, Dark Days/Light Years, came out last year.

Update 15:46 – Can’t tell whether this is actually Gruff Rhys’ account, but gruffingtonpost on Twitter has posted this message: “Slow news day. SFA have not split up. Love SFA”