And there's more to come...
Scott Colothan

10:34 7th December 2006

Super Furry Animals have three albums worth of fresh material, according to frontman Gruff Rhys.

The Welsh outfit have recently finished mastering their as-yet-untitled new album, but Gruff says there’s plenty more where that came from.

Rhys confirmed that the band have about 20 hours of material which they are going to put out gradually over the coming years.

He told the NME: "We just finished mixing the new record, but we're working on about three different Furries records at the moment. We've got so much music, which we'll put out gradually.

"We've got about 20 hours worth of music recorded. The next record's a bit of a racket. By the end of the last tour we had dumped all the slow songs are were just doing rocky numbers.

“At that point we were rehearsing a batch of new songs and that influenced their direction - they're pretty energetic and extreme. It's very melodic, and there are a couple of mellow tunes too."

But Rhys kept his cards close to his chest about the album’s release date, adding: "At the moment, we're just trying to make sense of what we've mixed and we're having a period of reflection that we always have after finishing things. We're not in a mad rush, but the sooner the better I suppose."

Rhys releases his second solo album ‘Candylion’ on January 8.