The legendary Gruff Rhys releases his new album ‘Seeking New Gods’ through Rough Trde on 21st May 2021 and we’re absolutely delighted to have him performing live.
The album concept was originally driven to be the biography of a mountain, Mount Paektu (an East African volcano). However, as Gruff’s writing began to reflect on the inhuman timescale of a peak’s existence and the intimate features that bring it to mythological life, both the songs and the mountain became more and more personal.
Gruff on the album: “It’s about people and civilisations, and the spaces people inhabit over periods of time. How people come and go but the geology sticks around and changes more slowly. I think it’s about memory and time… It’s still the biography of a mountain, but now it’s a Mount Paektu of the mind.”