Lost Tribes is a song about the 18th century explorer John Evans's (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_E...)) misguided quest to find a lost Welsh tribe in the American interior - thought to be descendants of the mythical 12th century prince - Madog. In this video directed by Dylan Goch, Gruff Rhys dresses for the wilderness in the guise of a Welsh radical, sartorially inspired in particular by the druid and Chartist Dr William Price (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willia...)). Evans is represented by a 3 ft tall avatar in felt designed by Pete Fowler and the Felt Mistress.
(Illustration by Pete Fowler, Motion graphics by Paul Nicholas at Bait. Drums played by Kliph Scurlock, recorded by Mike Mogis. Produced and mixed by Ali Chant and Gruff Rhys.)
Lost Tribes is the 3rd single from American Interior, the new album, film, book and app project by Gruff Rhys. The album American Interior is out now!