Gruff Rhys will be releasing his new album ‘Pang!’ on Rough Trade Records on 13.09.2019. The album will be available on LP/CD/DL.  ‘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.”

Album Track Listing


2.Bae Bae Bae


4.Ara Deg (Ddaw’r Awen)

5.Eli Haul

6.Niwl O Anwiredd

7.Taranau Mai

8.Ol Bys / Nodau Clust

9.Annedd Im Danedd

8.Oi Bys Nodau Clust

9.Annedd Im Danedd



5th Sept – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Rooftop – US

7th Sept – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival – US

9th Sept – Chicago, IL – Hiedout – US

10th Sept – Kansas City, MO – recordBar – US

13th Sept – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon – US

15th Sept – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel – US



21st Sept – Bethesda, Wales, Gwyl Ara Deg – UK – sold out

15th Oct – Sage Gateshead – UK

16th Oct – Spree fest Paisley, Scotland – UK

18th Oct – Sŵn fest, Cardiff – UK

19th Oct – Future Days Festival, Birmingham – UK

20th Oct – Yes, Manchester – UK

21st Oct – Stoney’s field, Cambridge – UK

23rd Oct – Earth, London – UK

6th Nov – Paris – Le Pop-UP du Label – FR

7th Nov – Utrecht – Le Guess Who Fest – NL

8th Nov – Gent – Democrazy – BE

9th Nov – Berlin – Privatclub – DE