FOUR ‘SUPER FURRIES’ SET TO TOUR AS ‘DAS KOOLIES’ IN 2024
FOR the first time since 2016, four members of SUPER FURRY AMIMALS, reconstituted as the sonically adventurous, harmonic pop rave quartet, DAS KOOLIES will take to the motorways of England, Scotland, and Wales on a tour of five major cities next year.
Kicking things off in their own front room by returning to Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on 24th January, the band’s first tour is announced at the same time as they reveal a collaboration with legendary DJ and producer, Krust.
The first steps onto the stage as the feted, much rumoured, yet never seen in the flesh Das Koolies happened in October as the band celebrated the release of their debut album ‘DK.01’ with a short run of Rough Trade instore appearances, as well a 6 Music live session with Marc Riley.
Blending many of the experimental, aural dynamics that fans loved about Super Furry Animals with a new/old approach to borderless music making that threw back to their earliest days together in the fields and warehouses of the acid house scene, both the release of their debut EP, ‘The Condemned’ and first album last year revealed Das Koolies as fire-in-belly studio alchemists. Indebted to myriad, similarly fearless music makers, the band has now connected with legendary drum and bass producer ‘DJ Krust’ on two remixes of ‘The Condemned.’
Heading to digital outlets on December 1st, the DJ Krust’s vocal and instrumental remixes of the EP title track strike through just one of Das Koolies’ many musical ambitions.
Releasing equally uncompromising and bombastic, poignant and danceable singles including, ‘Wired For Sound,’ ‘Pain Down The Drain,’ and ‘A Ride,’ the DK.01 double-album release packed in archive material from once feared lost sessions, field recordings and a raft of sparking new ideas gathered by the band in clandestine recording sessions in their Cardiff Docks studio.
And this is just the start of a new journey, with Das Koolies accompanying ambitious 2024 live plans with more of the same from their sound factory in the Welsh capital.
2024 Tour Dates
Wed Jan 24 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu Jan 25 Manchester, YES Basement
Fri Jan 26 London, Moth Club
Sun Jan 28 Glasgow, King Tuts
Sat Mar 23 Bristol, Ritual Union
Tickets on sale from 9am, Wednesday November 22nd via: www.daskoolies.co.uk