Not so beholden to British traditions, Welsh bands are as likely to be influenced by US music as UK music. Indeed, Cardiff is sometimes called the “New Seattle” due to its prevalence of (post-)grunge bands.
The last time the Super Furry Animals played Philadelphia, they rode on stage in a golf cart. So, understandably, there’s an odd sense of trepidation as the small crowd notices that the stage is bereft of props.
Fans of electronic music will find plenty of tracks on Phantom Phorce to rock their bodies (other artists on the album not mentioned previously include Four Tet, Boom Bip, Zan Lyons, and Massimo); however, those who know the original material will get the most satisfaction from the remixes.