Monday 21 October 2019
Storey's Field Centre, Eddington, Cambridge (Just off Huntingdon Road)
Gruff Rhys will be releasing his new album ‘Pang!’ on Rough Trade Records on 13.09.2019. ‘Pang’ is a 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 Muzi.
Recorded in Cardiff, Wales. The song “Pang!” was mixed by the producer Muzi in Cardiff & Johannesburg. Drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock, 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.”
Running time TBC