Monday 21st October
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gruff Rhys will be releasing his new album Pang! on Rough Trade Records on 13th September 2019. Pang! is a pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title, developed unexpectedly over about 18 months. It’s a solo album of songs by Gruff Rhys, produced and mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi and recorded in Cardiff, Wales.
The song title track was mixed by the producer Muzi in Cardiff & Johannesburg and features drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock, brass by Gavin Fitzjohn, flute and percussion by the engineer Kris Jenkins, and beats, bass and 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.”
+ special guest N’famady Kyuyaté
Presented by Green Mind
19:00 doors open
20:00 N'famady Kyuyaté
21:00 Gruff Rhys
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
£24.75 inc. booking fee, more on the door