Gruff Rhys unveils latest single from American Interior – Video

Gruff Rhys has unveiled the video for “Lost Tribes”, the third single from his 2014 album American Interior.

“Lost Tribes” is said to be a song about the 18th century explorer John Evans and his misguided quest to find a lost Welsh tribe in the American interior. The tribe are thought to be descendants of the mythical 12th century prince – Madog. In this video directed by Dylan Goch (see below), the Super Furry Animal’s frontman dresses for the wilderness in the guise of a Welsh radical, inspired in particular by the druid and Chartist Dr. William Price, whilst Evans is represented by a 3 ft tall avatar in felt designed by Pete Fowler and the Felt Mistress.

Having just wrapped up a hugely successful UK tour, Gruff is preparing to head off for the European leg of his American Interior tour and will then travel to North America. He’ll be back in December though for a sold out dates in Dublin and Cardiff too where a new date has just been added due to popular demand.

You can watch the “Lost Tribes” video here on 45-Mag:

Gruff Rhys is set to play a few remaining special live dates this December to round of the American Interior tour (with support from Martin Carr):

Dec 16 Pepper Canister Church, Dublin
Dec 17 Pepper Canister Church, Dublin
Dec 18 Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Dec 19 Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Dec 20 Sherman Theatre, Cardiff