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Super Furry Animals dropped

5th April 2006

This will be hugely important to some, and mean nothing to others - all I know is it means a lot to me. A friend in the music business has just informed me that Super Furry Animals have been dropped by their record company, Sony BMG. I don’t know what the world is coming to, but if it’s this kind of thing, then I don’t like it.


# davey responded on 5th April 2006 with...

This is not good. Been a fan for years, and admittedly their latest stuff isn’t their greatest but c’mon Sony, this is Not a good move.

On a lighter note, I picked up Takk after seeing it on your music picks-stunning!
As is the Arcade Fire album i first saw on Hick’s journal.

Still doesn’t make up for Sony’s (possible) move though :(

# Nik responded on 5th April 2006 with...

You’re Kidding! I hope atleast..! I think this is a jerk move by Sony, but then again I don’t think that the SFA’s will have a problem finding a label that respects them for their music.

# Guy Carberry responded on 5th April 2006 with...

A travesty indeed. But at least they’re off Simon Cowell’s label. They would suit an independent better anyway. Stick more material on placid casual I say.

# Simon Clayson responded on 5th April 2006 with...

It’s a disgrace, makes my blood boil, the mind boggle, it should be banned, Blair should sort it out… I’m running out of “Dear Daily Mail” isms here.

Not to worry, their best work was when Creation was put out to stud. Yes, the amazing, Mwng album, of which I still cant understand a word. Hopefully they will have a repeat performance.

Doesn’t surprise me though, this is the way of the world, global warming, biblical plagues and reality telly. I ask you.

Yours, Angry of Nottingham.

# Ben Ward responded on 5th April 2006 with...

An intelligible response may follow shortly, but for now: Hnnnnnngggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp.

# JamesM responded on 5th April 2006 with...

Shocking. I actually really like their latest stuff. Excuse the pun but I think the albums beautifully “krafted”.... ahem… no really, the track order, the album flows nicely.

Oh and, Sigur RÄs, I also checked them out ‘pon your recommendation. A worthy checking, love it!

# Richard Rutter responded on 5th April 2006 with...

They’ll be just fine. It’s happened before and they’ve come back stonger. And let’s be thankful for Sony’s Rings Around the World money. Here’s to something lo-fi and mental on Placid Casual.

# Nia responded on 5th April 2006 with...

They weren’t dropped. They fulfulled their obligations to Sony and decided to go with Rough Trade for publishing and copyrighting reasons.

# Richard Rutter responded on 5th April 2006 with...

They [...] decided to go with Rough Trade

Well SFA are certainly listed on the Rough Trade artists list. I approve.

# Olly responded on 5th April 2006 with...

So they’ve gone form SonyBMG to Rough Trade? That’s got to be a good thing, right?

# Simon Collison responded on 7th April 2006 with...

YAY!!! I’m so glad they’re on Rough Trade. I guess my source was being a bit knee-jerk.

Good to know so many of you care…

# Ben Ward responded on 8th April 2006 with...

I’m rather proud of my restrained comment now.

Anyway, it’s always good when earth shatteringly bad news is replaced with frankly brilliant news. SFA OK!

# Barry Bloye responded on 11th April 2006 with...

They clearly weren’t selling enough ringtones. Great that they’re off that nasty, nasty label. What’s Welsh for ‘rootkit’?

# YOP responded on 21st April 2006 with...

I guess my source was being a bit jerk.

# Remi/Rough responded on 25th April 2006 with...

TWATS with no idea…

“Oh I’ll tell you what, why don’t we invest an absolute fortune in this talentless w**ker called Jamie Foxx… He cam’t sing or anything, but he’s been in a film?”

Like I said… TWATS!!!

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