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Piccolo Snare is track 5 on Phantom Power - SFA's 6th Album.

"Piccolo Snare is a song about societies torn apart by war and the waste of human life for nothing, pawns in a worthless game. A lot of the vocabulary for that song comes from the Falklands War, the Malvinas War, whatever you want to call it: "Tumbledown" and "Skyhawks", etcetera. It could be about any war, but that was a war I remembered from when I was a kid… read more

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  • 'As brother fights brother' took on a completely new meaning for me after learning about Gruff Rhys' connections with Patagonia ...
  • Such a sad song. Takes me back when I was a kid in '82... grainy coverage of the war on BBC news... going on holiday in Wales / Yorkshire and watching the Phantoms / Hawks train 'under radar' in the valleys underneath our feet...
  • Brilliant. Just brilliant.
  • It's a treason that they play this on the radio.
  • oh crap, I think I crapped myself after listening to this

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