The band were championed by John Peel and recorded three sessions for his BBC Radio 1 show; Peel even travelled to Wales to see the band perform. The band played up to 300 gigs a year at their peak, and were featured on Channel 4 TV show The Tube in 1987, although they were largely ignored by the British music weeklies. Original members Hefin Huws and Dewi Gwyn left the band in the late 1980s and were replaced by Dylan Hughes (formerly of Y Cyrff) and Sion Jones (formerly of Maffia Mr Huws). The band made their first English language recording in 1990, on a single with Pauline Murray, and also collaborated with Margi Clarke (they released a cover of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" as a single). In 1995 the band released Hen Wlad fy Mamau - Land of My Mothers, before splitting up. Mwyn and Sebon formed a new band, Mangre, in 2000. Mwyn went on to manage the Crai label and work as an agent. In 2007 Anhrefn reformed without Mwyn, now with Ryan Kift on vocals. Super Furry Animals drummer Dafydd Ieuan was also in Yr Anhrefn for a time, playing on their 1993 Peel session, and SFA had started out as a techno band, supporting Yr Anhrefn on a tour of France in 1993. Read more on Last.fm.
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