Bing Bong

Album: Single release only (2016)
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  • Super Furry Animals' first new music since 2009's Dark Days/Light Years album, is an unofficial anthem for the Welsh football team ahead of the 2016 European Championships (Manic Street Preachers having recorded the official one). Speaking to The Line Of Best Fit, keyboardist Cian Ciaran said: "When we got together initially the reason why we were there was to make a song for the Euros, but as it was the first material we've made in seven years, we wanted it to be a Furrys song as well. We wanted to make sure the two ideas could co-exist - it being a Furrys and a football song in one. I think we managed it."

    Ciaran added: "It's not the most obvious song, but it kinda hits the nail on the head - it's got the chants, it's got the tempo changes like you get on the terraces, it's got a singalongability. You never know, but sometimes the most unlikely songs make it onto the terraces. We wanted to write a Furrys song and hope that it makes it to the tournament. It's like that White Stripes song, 'Seven Nation Army' - they didn't write that as a football anthem!"
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