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Product ID: SFA59
Category: T-Shirt

Bing Bong Bundle (T Shirt & Immediate MP3 Download)

Bing Bong Bundle (Pre-Order T-shirt with IMMEDIATE free MP3 Download)

BING BONG was originally written and demoed for the 2004 European soccer finals in Portugal, when Wales narrowly missed out after a bizarre qualifying campaign, yet lay buried among giant inflatable bears, various stage props, dreams and paraphernalia in the Furries archive for almost 12 years. It was the success of the current Welsh team, after almost six, barren decades of failure, cosmically coinciding with the band’s 20th anniversary tour, which brought it bouncing back to life.

Reflecting on having only experienced the pain of defeat by their favourite team, the Furries saw a golden opportunity to sound track this year of the underdog with the magnificent lunar howl of their lost opus.

Gruff continues: “Into the studio we went, with wagging tails to record what is a rite of passage to many a band: the football cup song. See also fine examples by New Order for England in 1990 and Primal Scream for Scotland in 1996.”

The English translation of the BING BONG lyrics is:

Oh! Glowing Moon
Oh! Moon of beauty
You peak every month
But I'm constantly peaking.

From Môn to Monmouth
To Abercraf
From Fflint to Penfro
From the Gwyrfai to the Taff

The ball's like a pixel
In a game of Pong
Noise comes from our screens;
'Bing' and then 'Bong'

And so significant
Is our cry
That no computer
Can control our flow

Returning to studio action for the first time since 2009, the band also returned to friend and long-time collaborator, the artist Pete Fowler to design the artwork for the single and the t-shirt.

Following release of the artwork, Fowler reflected: “With a title like BING BONG, I went with the flow and came up with something that I hope matches that exuberance. Immediately I thought that it should be text based, something really strong and bold, dispensing with some of the more character-driven stuff we’ve done together in the past. The band’s name has also found its way out! Sketches went from including footballs, to perhaps one or two small figures that unfortunately wouldn’t make the final cut, but in the end it was a constellation of stars, referencing the Euros, in bright colours and the wonderful simplicity of those two, magic, playful words that won the day – BING BONG!”

BING BONG features all five members of Super Furry Animals: Huw ‘Bunf’ Bunford (guitar/vocals), Cian Ciarán (keys/bleeps/vocals), Dafydd Ieuan (drums/vocals) Gruff Rhys (Roland string synth/ vocals) and Guto Pryce (bass).

T-shirt is manufactured from pre-shrunk 100% cotton jersey knit. Taped neck and shoulders, twin needle sleeve and bottom hems and seamless twin needle collars. White colourway.

T Shirt Ships May 24th 2016.

You will be e mailed a link for your immediate MP3 Digital Download of the single.

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