Super Furry Animals
This article is from 2007.
After a handful of side-projects and solo records, Super Furry Animals return to what they do best – making dreamy indie pop together. Hey Venus finds the band on phenomenal form and substantially bigger-sounding than ever before with sumptuous string arrangements, sun-drenched harmonies, horns, woozy solos, pounding pianos and scratchy guitars. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the instrumentation of this record yet not at the expense of the killer melodies, soaring choruses and brilliantly bizarre lyrics which have become their trademark. We were promised a ‘speaker-blowing’ work and the wacky Welsh quintet have definitely delivered. Fans will rejoice, and rightly so …