Gruff Rhys Announces New Full-Length

Gruff Rhys (Super Fury Animals) announces new album Pang!
Gruff Rhys Pang!

Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), has announced his forthcoming release Pang,! will drop on September 13th via Rough Trade Records. The title track features drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock (Ex Flaming Lips), brass by Gavin Fitzjohn, flute and percussion by the engineer Kris Jenkins, beats, bass & ah’s by Muzi and of course Gruff Rhys on vocals and guitar. The full-length will be available on LP, CD and digitally. Rhys will tour behind the album starting September 5th in Brooklyn, NY.

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1. Pang!
2. Bae Bae Bae
3. Digidigol
4. Ara Deg (Ddaw’r Awen)
5. Eli Haul
6. Niwl O Anwiredd
7. Taranau Mai
8. Ôl Bys / Nodau Clust
9. Annedd Im Danedd

a sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing:
a pang of remorse; a pang of regret
a sudden, brief, sharp pain or physical sensation; spasm:
hunger pangs.

Pang! is a pop album in Welsh with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title. Pang! developed unexpectedly over the course of about 18 months and is a solo album of songs by Gruff Rhys, produced & mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi and recorded in Cardiff, Wales.

Gruff shared some info on the title track: “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.

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Live Dates

Sept 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Rooftop
Sept 7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
Sept 9 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
Sept 10 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar
Sept 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Sept 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Sept 21 – Bethesda, Wales – Gwyl Ara Deg – (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15 – Gateshead, UK – Sage Gateshead
Oct 16 – Paisley, Scotland – Spree Fest
Oct 18 – Cardiff, Wales – Sŵn Fest
Oct 19 – Birmingham, UK – Future Days Fest
Oct 20 – Manchester, UK – Yes
Oct 21 – Cambridge, UK – Stoney’s field
Oct 23 – London, UK – Earth
Nov 6 – Paris, FR – Le Pop-UP du Label
Nov 7 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who Fest
Nov 8 – Gent, BEL – Democrazy
Nov 9 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub