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New Single, Whale Trail App, UK Tour

Gruff Rhys proudly presents a new double a-side single and accompanying game, in addition to a forthcoming headline UK tour.

The single is comprised of Space Dust #2 and Whale Trail.  One of the many highlights of Gruff’s current Hotel Shampoo album, Space Dust #2 is a tale of short-lived, seminar-sparked romance in the form of a duet with El Perro Del Mar.  The playful Whale Trail sees Gruff declaring “this is a motivational song, let’s all get along” and has been inspired by the accompanying iPhone game of the same name.

The digital double a-side single and Whale Trail game will be released on 20th Oct and a limited-edition 12” vinyl single on 31st Oct.  Pre order the 12 “ single HERE.


Just like the song, the Whale Trail game is a highly addictive affair. Players pilot Willow The Whale as he flies through the skies collecting colours and points.  As well as the soundtrack to Willow The Whale’s adventures, Gruff has also provided the voiceover, in Welsh.  The Whale Trail app has been designed by Neil McFarland of award winning digital design studio ustwo – Neil’s previous collaborations with Gruff include artwork for Super Furry Animals’ Juxtaposed With You single and animations for the band’s innovative Rings Around The World and Phantom Power DVD albums.

Catch Gruff Rhys and Y Niwl on tour in October –

UK tour


Llandudno, Venue Cymru w/Y Niwl


Dublin, Olympia Theatre w/Y Niwl


Cardiff, St Davids Hall w/Y Niwl


Leeds, Irish Centre


Manchester, The Methodist Centre


Edinburgh, Bongo Club w/Y Niwl


Middlesbrough, The Crypt w/Y Niwl


Reading, Concert Hall w/Y Niwl


London, Shepherds Bush Empire w/Y Niwl


Ashford, St Mary’s Church w/Y Niwl

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