Gruff Rhys - American Interior

The result of a remarkable road trip...
Gruff Rhys - American Interior

Born from a remarkable American road trip, ‘American Interior’ finds Gruff Rhys retracing the steps of 18th century Welsh explorer John Evans.

Hugely ambitious, the concept is married to Rhys’ still-wonderfully-affecting brand of folk-infused songcraft. The title cut is joyous indie-pop music, while ‘100 Unread Messages’ finds the songwriter musing on the weather.

A work of typically broad imagination, not everything on ‘American Interior’ fully clicks into place. Yet when it does, there’s more than enough to suggest that Rhys need not cease his eternal voyaging.

6/10

Words: Robin Murray

- - -

- - -

Related: read an interview with Gruff Rhys

Buy Clash Magazine
Get Clash on your mobile, for free: iPhone / Android

Listen to ‘American Interior’ in full via Deezer, below…

Have your say

Sign in or Register to leave comments
-