Gruff Rhys announces new album 'Pang!', shares title track

Gruff Rhys announces new album 'Pang!', shares title track

Wed Jul 10th

Welsh artist Gruff Rhys is best known as spearhead of perpetually wry pop oddballs Super Furry Animals, though his side projects and solo records are just as brilliant, both on a sonic and conceptual level. Now, Rhys announces his new solo album 'Pang!', to be released 13 September via Rough Trade and sung entirely in Welsh with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title. It was recorded in Cardiff, Wales and produced and mixed by electronic artist Muzi in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Watch the video for the title track below, directed by Mark James. Pre-order the album here

"Pang! Is a Welsh language song with an English title. It started life as a folk reel and soon expanded into a ‘list’ song, listing various reasons for pangs; hunger, regret, twitter, pain, bad design etc. Using the English word pang in a Welsh language track may appear weird but I suppose it’s like using the French word ‘Magazine’ in an English song. In that it’s slightly pretentious but completely acceptable." - Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys performs at Le Guess Who? on Thursday, 7 November. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Deerhunter, Cate Le Bon, The Raincoats, Ustad Saami, Jenny Hval, Dur-Dur Band, Nivhek, Moon Duo, Girl Band, Doug Hream Blunt, Föllakzoid, Träd, Gräs och Stenar (Träden), and many more.

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