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Tickets €25.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale tomorrow at 10AM. New Album ‘Pang!’ Released 13.9.2019

pang [ pang]
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.

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. Aiken Promotions proudly presents a headline show for Gruff Rhys live at Whelans, 9th December 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.

Pre-order the album and stream “Pang!” & “Bae Bae Bae” on streaming services here

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
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.       Ol Bys / Nodau Clust
9.       Annedd Im Danedd


ON SALE THUR 1st AUG, 10AM: €25 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.