The First Song Ever Recorded As Super Furry Animals, Featuring Actor, Rhys Ifans On Lead Vocals




Revealed By The Band With Time-Limited, Bandcamp Release:

‘Of No Fixed Identity’

Former lead singer and friend of the band, Ifans, performed the track in the studio in 1993 before taking the path towards a Hollywood career

Left in band archives for almost thirty years, the Bandcamp-only, one-week release emerges in support of the Save The Severn campaign

Super Furry Animals – Of No Fixed Identity
Time-limited download-only release via Bandcamp
A percentage of profits donated to Save The Severn


The song that started it all for Super Furry Animals and kept under wraps for almost thirty years, Of No Fixed Identity, featuring actor, Rhys Ifans on vocal duties has been surprise released by the band – but it’s only available from Bandcamp and for a very limited time.

Drawn from deep within the Furry Archive, where the band hints more riches are to be found, the track is released to support the Save The Severn campaign, aiming to halt the reckless dumping of sediment from the site of discharges from a nuclear power station into a Marine Protected Area. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards funding the campaign group’s judicial review hearing versus the Marine Management Organisation and energy giants EDF.

In a brief time before Gruff Rhys took over at the front, Ifans, star of Notting HillHarry Potter and latterly Spiderman: No Way Home fronted the emergent Welsh five-piece, shrunk to four on his departure, enjoying early, raucous tours and exploratory recording sessions. Put to tape at the studio of long-term sonic confidant, Gorwel Owen’s studio on Ynys Môn in summer 1993, Of No Fixed Identity is the first song ever recorded by the band.

To download Of No Fixed Identity before it disappears from Bandcamp and all distribution for the foreseeable future visit: 



Never revisited after recording, and put to tape at the same time as an early version of the headline-making, 1996 single, The Man Don’t Give A F*ck, the track features numerous trademarks familiar to Furry fans around the world. Combining West-Coast harmony-rich psychedelia, garage rock and swathes of synths, Ifans puts in a commanding performance, with Gruff Rhys and Daf Ieuan’s backing vocals pointing the way to the place that Super Furry Animals eventually exploded from.

A band statement says: “Our first, ever recorded work is out, in part an exploration of the past and in part a criticism of the present and a future where corporate interests are prioritised ahead of health, wellbeing and the natural world. Please download the track, support the cause and rediscover the considerable singing talents of Mr Rhys Ifans.”

In recent weeks the band’s socials have been increasingly critical of plans to dump nuclear contaminated mud dredged from the site of the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. Save The Severn’s campaign page, where more than half of the target to meet the scientifically-led coalition’s legal fees has been raised, states that the action to dredge and dump half-a-million tonnes of sediment from the nuclear site near to Bristol is reckless, treating fishing and ecological interests with contempt. The group points to the controversial and heavily challenged prequel dumping near Cardiff in 2018, following which an increase in radioactive material has been detected along the coast and not only near the Welsh capital.

The Super Furry Animals were and remain the multi-instrumental Huw Bunford, Cian CiaránDaf IeuanGuto Pryce and Gruff Rhys.