Considering their 25-year lifespan as a band, there have been relatively few Super Furry Animals-linked side projects over the years.

Y Peth, an SFA old-boys project featuring Rhys Ifans, and the under-appreciated work of keyboardist and sonic manipulator Cian Ciaran aside, most of the attention has been focused on Gruff Rhys' Neon Neon and his other, diverse solo work. For the uninitiated, Ciaran's lush orchestral composition 'Rhys & Meinir' is definitely worth digging out - and of particular interest to fans of Welsh folklore. Of which there are many.

Super Furry Animals have always been a diverse and contrary bunch, so it's not surprising that their solo work takes many different forms. Gulp - headed by bass guitarist Guto Pryce and vocalist Lindsey Leven – journey down another road, and in a more commercially promising direction.

‘All Good Wishes’ feels very much like a clean break from other projects. The touchstones here are the ever-growing-in-influence double of Broadcast and Stereolab, with a general leaning towards a slightly less chart-friendly Moloko. Opener ‘Search for your Love’ walks the line between Irish national treasure Róisín Murphy’s dryly appealing delivery and the lushness of The Cardigans. Happy stasis is the order of the day. Closing track ‘Silver Tides’ is a lovely warm bath of gentle psych; like the soundtrack to a GCSE revision BBC Science programme shown at 4am for setting your VHS to record and digest over breakfast. Nothing is forced. This is music that requests your attention, for your own good, rather than grabbing you by the throat.

Luke Abbott takes on production duties and delivers a consistent feel to the collection, pulling together smooth ambient freakouts (‘All Good Wishes’), poppy indie gems (‘Claudia’) and the aforementioned throwback to Swedish disco (‘Morning Velvet Sky’).

The songwriting partnership, who really are partners in every sense, speak of the record as having been inspired by their own relocation from busy Cardiff to a more remote home on the East Coast of Scotland. It’s not immediately apparent that glens and harsh winters are putting pressure on what is a mostly sunny and tranquil album, possibly more suited to a summer in Pembrokeshire.

Often, All Good Wishes is transcendently pretty – particularly on the arpeggiated mid section of ‘Morning Velvet Sky’. If it has its less gripping moments, it does at least maintain the listener’s goodwill throughout by the sheer force of its charm and good nature.

As a whole, Gulp’s new long player is a very pleasant experience from start to finish, and reminds you that Gruff Rhys is not the only member of SFA to have played a major part in delivering so many classics over the last near-three decades.