Gruff Rhys ‘Sadness Sets Me Free’ Is Out Now

Gruff Rhys ‘Sadness Sets Me Free’ Is Out Now

Gruff Rhys’ new album “Sadness Sets Me Free” is out now. Remarkably, “Sadness Sets Me Free” is Gruff Rhys’ 25th long playing record in a 35 year recording career. Listen NowThe album was given 5 stars in The Times which said that “Rhys is one of our great songwriters”. 

“Sounds good…very good” Mojo 4/5

“A badly needed bear hug in terrible times” Record Collector 4/5

“A rich harvest of succour awaits on Super Furry veteran’s euphonious almanac of sorrows” UNCUT 4/5

Gruff says, “I made this record directly after a tour of France with a band consisting of Kliph, Osian & Huw at La Frette studios near Paris. We recorded everything in a few days with the brilliant Maxime Kosinetz who engineered the recent Imarhan album that I appeared from. The limited Blackberry-coloured Neo-Neapolitan vinyl is available with a signed print from the Rough Trade Records store“. All orders before the 2nd of February will also be entered to win a signed test pressing also. Enter here.

Gruff will be heading out on a sold-out instore tour today and has confirmed headline appearances across the UK, EU and USA in 2024. Find tickets here.


February 2nd  – Aberystwyth, Arts Centre

February 7th – London, Kings Place (Sold Out)

February 8th – London, Kings Place (Sold Out)

February 10th – Manchester, New Century Hall (Sold Out)

February 14th – Belfast, Empire Music Hall

February 15th – Dublin, Sugar Club (Sold Out)

February 16th – Dublin, Sugar Club (Sold Out)

February 17th – Liverpool, Hanger 34

February 19th – Glasgow, St Lukes

February 22nd – Bristol, Strange Brew (Sold Out)

February 23rd – Bristol, Strange Brew (Sold Out)

February 24th – Narberth, Queens Hall.

February 28th – Berlin, Badehaus

February 29th – Hamburg, Nachtasyl

March 2nd – Koln,  Theater De Wogngemeinschaft

March 3rd – Amsterdam, Zonzij

March 5th– Paris, Solaris

March 8th – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

March 9th – Washington, DC @ DC9

March 10th – Raleigh, NC @ Kings

March 11th – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

March 13th – Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 14th – Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 15th – Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 16th – Fort Worth, TX @ Southside Spillover Festival @ TULIPS

March 18th – Phoenix, AZ @ Dirty Drummer

March 19th – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

March 20th – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon

March 22nd – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley

March 23rd – Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room

March 24th – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

March 26th – Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre

March 27th – Seattle, WA @ Barboza


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