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Helen Love unveil updated Gareth Bale song for Euro 2020

11 Jun 2021 2 minutes Read
Helen Love. Photo by dr. muerte se come el mundo, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Welsh indie pop superstars Helen Love have unveiled an updated version of their Euro 2016 smash ‘A Boy From Wales Called Gareth Bale’ for the postponed Euro 2020 tournament.

And it comes with an appeal to Wales boss, Robert Page – ‘please play Kieffer Moore’.

The enduring, supercharged punk poppers from Swansea, fronted by a Cardiff City fan, who have been making a glorious noise for the last 30 years, have served up another treat for your ears with this fizzing Euro banger, released on Alcopop Records.

However,  frontwoman Helen admits she was in two minds about releasing an updated version of their tribute to the Welsh football demi-god, mainly based on his culpability in the disappearance of a much loved Cardiff grassroots music venue, Dempseys/Four Bars, now known as Bale’s bar and grill Elevens.

‘Undecided’

“I was a little undecided about updating our Gareth Bale song,” she says. “He is still a beautiful player, apart from the hair bun, but Gareth mun, what are you doing with that silly pub of yours son?

“Live music gone, for telly boxes and blokes wearing brown shoes. I fully expect when he signs for Cardiff City this summer he will realise his error and return to the city the Four Bars Inn.”

As for the song, it has had a lyrical upgrade, including an appeal to stand-in gaffer Robert Page to play future Ballon D’Or winner (possibly) Kieffer Moore in Wales’ Euro group games.

“We have updated the tune with a Kieffer Moore verse, so hopefully Robert Page will hear it and PLAY HIM!,” she says.

The single also comes with a stunning new Gareth Bale drawing courtesy of those wonky football sticker artists, Cheap Panini – which is sure to please those who love off kilter interpretations of footballers’ faces.

Stream and download the single here.

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