“The ball’s like a pixel”
“Bing Bong is a Welsh folk idiom that we have appropriated, but its pronunciation has been partly inspired by the sonic motif of the talking robot, Twiki, in the 1979-81 sci-fi series ‘Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century’. Into the studio we went, with wagging tails to record what is a rite of passage to many a band: the football cup song.” Gruff Rhys
BING BONG was originally written for the 2004 European football 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, cosmically coinciding with the band’s 20th anniversary tour, which brought it bouncing back to life.
Released on Friday 13th May, Bing Bong’s artwork comes from long term collaborator Pete Fowler.Buy Now