Gruff Rhys returns with new Welsh-language album Pang! in September, announces US and EU tour dates

Gruff Rhys returns with new Welsh-language album Pang! in September, announces US and EU tour dates

The one thing we can say for sure about the recording hiatus of Welsh legends Super Furry Animals is this: The lack of new material has nothing to do with singer Gruff Rhys’ lack of material! Just a year on from his acclaimed Babelsberg album, the Furry frontman’s next solo quest will be out in September on Rough Trade.

Produced and mixed by South African afrobeat/electronic producer and Rhys kindred spirit Muzi, Pang! is out September 13 and is billed as a “pop album in Welsh with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title.” That English title is also the title of Pang!’s opening track, and it can be listened to below.

Pang! will be available on LP, CD, and DL and can be pre-ordered here and here. Also below are lots of summer and fall US and EU dates so there should be no excuse not to see one of the most interesting, and best, songwriters of the past 25 years.

Pang! tracklisting:

01. Pang!
02. Bae Bae Bae
03. Digidigol
04. Ara Deg (Ddaw’r Awen)
05. Eli Haul
06. Niwl O Anwiredd
07. Taranau Mai
08. Ôl Bys / Nodau Clust
09. Annedd Im Danedd

Rhys comes alive:

07.21.19 - Macclesfield, UK - Bluedot Festival
07.27.19 - Thirsk, UK - Deer Shed Festival
08.03.19 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival
09.05.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Rooftop
09.07.19 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.09.19 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
09.10.19 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar
09.13.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
09.15.19 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
09.21.19 - Bangor, UK - Neuadd Ogwen #
09.15.19 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead
10.16.19 - Paisley, UK - Spree Fest
10.18.19 - Cardiff, UK - Sŵn Festival
10.19.19 - Birmingham, UK - Future Days Festival
10.20.19 - Manchester, UK - Yes
10.21.19 - Cambridge, UK - Stoney’s Field
10.23.19 - London, UK - EartH
11.06.19 - Paris, France - Le Pop-UP du Label
11.07.19 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who? Festival
11.08.19 - Gent, Belgium - Democrazy
11.09.19 - Berlin, Germany – Privatclub

# with Muzi and Bill Ryder Jones

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