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The Hotel Shampoo roadshow descends on Los Angeles on Wednesday June 1st. It’s going to be a fun day’s night!

Here’s an approximate plan of what’s going on.

The Echo, Sunset & Alverado:

Doors: 8.30 Andy VOTEL DJ set.

9. ish Y Niwl.

Andy VOTEL DJ set.

9.45 ish

‘Sitars In Their Eyes’ live game show

10ish Gruff Rhys & Y Niwl electrified set.

Followed by a B-Music collective after-show screening of a classic midnight movie:

The 1976 Welsh language horror ‘Gwaed Ar Y Ser’ at  cinefamily cinema, 611 N.fairfax ave, LA 90036 With DJ sets by Gruff Rhys and Andy VOTEL.

Before all this, tonight the roadshow hits The Casbah, San Diego!

Posted in Blog | May 31, 2011 | Comments Off on LA ITINERARY

Phuture Plans

Photos by Mark James


Posted in Blog | May 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Phuture Plans

UK Tour and Honey All Over Out Now!

Gruff Rhys will tour the UK in October.

The newly confirmed dates will follow Gruff’s headline performances at various festivals, sold-out tour in February and the release of his heartwarming new album, Hotel Shampoo.  Gruff will be joined on stage by North Wales’s instrumental surf rock quartet, Y Niwl

Sun, 2nd Oct – North Wales Theatre, Llandudno, Wales, UK
Mon, 3rd Oct – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Wed, 5th Oct – St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK
Thu, 6th Oct – Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
Fri, 7th Oct – Central Methodist Hall, Manchester, UK
Sat, 8th Oct – Bongo Club, Edinburgh, UK
Sun, 9th Oct – The Middlesbrough Crypt, Middlesbrough, UK
Tue, 11th Oct – Concert Hall, Reading, UK
Wed, 12th Oct – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
Thu, 13th Oct – St Mary’s Church, Ashford, UK



Honey All Over is out now, on 12”, and Digital.

Hotel Shampoo is currently on tour in the U.S.

Tue, 24th May – Mercy Lounge, Nashville, USA
Wed, 25th May – Bottletree, Birmingham, USA
Fri, 27th May – TX Mohawk, Austin Texas, USA
Sat, 28th May – TX Club Dada, Dallas, USA
Mon, 30th May – AZ Rhythm Room, Phoenix, USA
Tue, 31st May – Casbah, San Diego, USA
Wed, 1st June – The Echo, Los Angeles, USA
Thu, 2nd June – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, USA
Fri, 3rd June – Mississippi Studios, Portland, USA
Sat, 4th June – Biltmore, Vancouver, USA
Sun, 5th June – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, USA
Wed, 8th June – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, USA
Thu, 9th June – Schubas, Chicago, USA
Fri, 10th June – Pike Room, Pontiac, USA
Sat, 11th June – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
Tue, 14th June – Brighton Music Hall Boston, USA
Wed, 15th June – Mercury Lounge, New York, USA
Thu, 23rd June – Royal Albert Hall (supporting Bright Eyes), London, UK
Sun, 26th June – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK
Fri, 22nd July – Gwyl Gardd Goll, Wales, UK
Sat, 23rd July – Truck Festival, Oxford, UK
Fri, 29th July – Harrogate International Festival, UK
Fri, 5th Aug – Les Nuits Secrètes, Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
Sat, 6th Aug – Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sun, 21st Aug – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK
Fri, 2nd Sep – Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
Sat, 3rd Sep – End Of The Road Festival, North Dorset, UK

Posted in Blog | May 23, 2011 | Comments Off on UK Tour and Honey All Over Out Now!


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Posted in Blog | May 19, 2011 | Comments Off on NEWS DRIP


Huge thanks to the BFM crew for welcoming the Hotel Shampoo tour to Kuala Lumpur last week, here’s some great Malay pop singles bought from a friendly uncle. Thanks to all who came to the show!

Posted in Blog | May 13, 2011 | Comments Off on MALAYZING!





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