Gruff Rhys - Pang! //Rough Trade// (Released 13th September)


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£23.99 – Indies Only Deluxe Limited Edition Blue & White Splatter Vinyl LP & Poster

£15.99 – Green Coloured Vinyl LP

The new album from Super Furry Animals‘ maverick frontman Gruff Rhys, Pang! is a Welsh Language pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title. Pang! developed unexpectedly over about 18 months. A solo album of songs by Gruff Rhys, produced & mixed by the South African electronic artist Mmusi.

Recorded in Cardiff, Wales. It was mixed by the producer Muzi in Johannesburg, South Africa. Drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips), brass by Gavin Fitzjohn and flute and percussion by the engineer Kris Jenkins. Beats, bass & ah’s by Muzi with Gruff on vocals and guitar.

Gruff explains “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”.


A1. Pang!

A2. Bae Bae Bae

A3. Digidigol

A4. Ara Deg

A5. Eli Haul

B1. Niwl O Anwiredd

B2. Taranau Mai

B3. Oi Bys Nodau Clust

B4. Annedd Im Danedd

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Green Coloured Vinyl LP, Indies Only Blue & White Splatter Vinyl LP & Poster