Super Furry Animals
For years, British bands have been trying to successfully merge Techno beats with Indie Rock. Super Furry Animals may not have been the first to try this, but they were definitely one of the very few that made sense of this hybrid. That the synthesized additions aren't an up-front and obvious addition to their music might be one reason why SFA pull it off with such effortless style. But it might also be the chemistry of players and their diverse musical tastes -- this quirky quintet sing in their native Welsh tongue (and English, as well) and blend an always unpredictable slew of sounds (dependent on their ever changing moods) that contribute toward a personalized psychedelic pop collage. Besides big beats, they have been known to incorporate Steely Dan samples, Prog injections, Punk riffs, Calypso drums, and whatever else seems to contrastingly complement the strong songwriting.