Gruff Rhys

Candylion

Out for the first time ever on vinyl in the UK, Rough Trade is extremely proud to offer Gruff Rhys' astonishing second solo album. The Double Vinyl comes with 3 sides of Audio with the 4th side Etched as well as a 12" pop out Candylion Figure. 'Candylion' is the second album from shaggy haired psychedelic warrior Gruff Rhys which features guest vocals from Lisa Jen from Welsh medievalists 9 Bach. Without his bandmates, the sound is more stripped-back, but what remains are beautiful melodies and the curiously affecting voice of a man who should by now be considered a national treasure. It pinballs between the childlike pop of the title track, the archaeologist fantasy of 'The Court of King Arthur' and the closing 14 minute '60s pop epic 'Skylon'.