20:00 N’FAMADY KOUYATÉ
21:00 GRUFF RHYS
The London leg of Gruff Rhys’ tour following the release of his new album Pang!, due out on 13th September. Here at EartH, our fondness for Gruff arguably peaked around the release of his anti-Brexit retro-ballad ‘I Love Eu’ back in 2016. Nevertheless, this new album sounds like a hoot.
Pang! is a Welsh Language pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title, produced + mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi in Cardiff + Johannesburg.
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.”