Ric Rawlins is a writer and digital producer. He worked as a music journalist for several years in London, where he produced the `world's first online music festival' for Artrocker and did live reviews for the Evening Standard. He now lives in Bath with his wife and cat, making videos for Send a Cow.
Ric first met SFA in Cardiff while they were making Dark Days/Light Years.
`Revolutionary, crazed and beautiful musical events and
conversations, which originally happened through the medium of a
cracked youthful version of the Welsh language in the mid-nineties,
are presented here for the first time in quality English. Ric lifts
the lid on these millennial events through comic re-enactments,
cosmic speculations and passionate research - which sometimes hit
on truths that are closer to what happened than what actually
- Gruff Rhys
`A joyful encapsulation of the band and their leaps of fuzzy
- Q Magazine
`This telling of the SFA tale exceeds expectations 4/5.'
`Intimate access to the Welsh outfit ... the results are highly
`An essential read for anyone with the slightest of interest in
the Welsh wonders.'
`An enjoyable blast through the history of the band ... I
managed to blitz through the story in an evening. A golden reminder
of how important and influential SFA are and continue to be.'
- Something You Said
`Unreserved humour, nimble prose ... an amusing and
`Fantastic and thoroughly entertaining ... like the band's own
career, `Rise of the Super Furry Animals' is a hilarious, charming
and inspiring trip. I was genuinely gutted when I finished it.'
- Penny Black Music
`Magical, psychedelic, funny and brilliant.'
- Blackwell's Fiction
`Every page is full of ridiculous stories ... it's hard to put
- Soft Concrete Magazine
`Captures something glorious about the band's creative energy
... written with the sardonic wit and dramatic hyperbole of a
writer having a total blast.'
- Milky Tea Kid