Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band formed in Cardiff in 1993. For the duration of their professional career, the band consisted of Gruff Rhys , Huw Bunford , Guto Pryce , Cian Ciaran , Dafydd Ieuan . An earlier incarnation of the band featured actor Rhys Ifans on lead vocals. Super Furry Animals has recorded nine UK Albums Chart Top 25 studio albums , plus numerous singles, EPs, compilations and collaborations. The band were known as central to the Cool Cymru era during which they were dominant, and are the act with the most top 75 hits without reaching the UK Singles Chart Top 10. Over the course of nine albums, Super Furry Animals has been described as “one of the most imaginative bands of our time” by Billboard, while according to a 2005 article in NME, “There’s a case to be argued that were the most important band of the past 15 years”.