As Daf gleefully admits, his side-project with wayward Britpack actor Rhys Ifans is a 17-pint pub conversation made flesh. Their biggest hit was called ‘Let’s Go Fucking Mental’. Which says it all, frankly.
Dafydd Ieuan says:
“I’ve been mates with Rhys for 25 years. We’re mates from the pub, really, and we just transferred that to the studio; that’s probably why it took ages. I’ve never laughed so much making an album.”
“The drums sound dangerous and chaotic? That’s just the way I am! They were recorded in a little room the size of a garage, and the mics weren’t like the ones you get in Rockfield, so you end up making things sound more extreme ’cos you can’t compete with high-end production. I like the drums on the last track, The Golden Mile. It’s seven minutes, so I felt like collapsing at the end!”
“I’m working on the next Peth record, it’s just a matter of waiting for Rhys to get time off. I’m just gonna be the producer on the next one. It’s nice to sit back and tell somebody else what to do.”