Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard share new single ‘In My Egg’

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Cardiff-based four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared a new single In My Egg lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Skinwalker’. The new LP is set for release on April 12th via Communion Records. The single follows their critically acclaimed singles National Rust and Therapy, and lands as the tour across the UK.

Following on from their Welsh Music Prize nominated debut album ‘Backhand Deals’ in 2022, the band wrote and recorded the album at frontman and producer Tom Rees’s Rat Trap studio, the room where Rees has previously recorded and produced tracks for emerging talent – Panic Shack, Do Nothing and The Bug Club. The material – as previewed on Therapy and their earlier single Chew – showcases a heavier and more disquieting sound than anything the band have released to date.

This darker sound and aesthetic take inspiration from found-footage horror and the Navajo concept of the Skinwalker – a legendary malevolent shapeshifter – from which the album takes its name. Thematically, each track on the record is designed to take you through descending floors of Rees’s mind each becoming more horrific than the last with the Skinwalker at the final floor, representing his inner fears, self-sabotage, hatred, and self-doubt. It’s a deeply intimate record of self-analysis and personal growth told through heavy fuzz-drenched guitars, a crushing rhythm section, and fevered vocals.

The band still carry that same the fast-paced energy and subtle trademark ‘70s references from their earlier releases though, and this is particularly evident on the new the harmony-filled single In My Egg, which sees Rees sing about the struggles that force yourself out of your comfort zone,

Speaking on the single Rees says, “I foolishly went to a cottage for five days in May last year with my dog Norma to write, thinking that I would participate in some kind of cerebral orgy that would gift me ’ten hot bangers’, but instead I just managed to secure myself a place in a customised hell that had all the facets of a waking nightmare crossed with the paranoia I experienced after taking the worlds smallest hit on my friend’s Super Mario bong that one time.

I wrote about fifteen horrible songs that made no sense and all sounded like weird Take That B-Sides, and after taking some advice from Norma (she told me to get my shit together), I decided to write a song about how I just wanted to go home and go to bed.

I’m not made for trips away, at least by myself, I don’t have the mental fortitude. I thought I was strong, but I’m totally not, and that’s okay I suppose. That’s what In My Egg is about, realising you’re not strong enough, but being chill with it.”

Listen to In My Egg via YouTube below.

Elsewhere on the record, Human Compression see the band delve into an almost desert-rock sound with hazy, unrelenting guitar work supporting Rees’s lyrics about the pressure he puts on himself. The psychedelic glam-tinged Night Of The Skinwalker – a song which centres around his struggles with self-doubt- marks the albums opus, melding a number of styles and genres across almost six minutes.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Rees, guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees’ brother and bassist Eddie – have been going from strength-to-strength since releasing their debut EP ‘The Non-Stop’ in 2020. They’ve since made of end-of-year lists with NME, DIY, and Dork; earned plaudits from the likes of the Guardian, The Telegraph, MOJO, Uncut, Record Collector, The Needle Drop, The Independent, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, and So Young; and have amassed significant radio support with plays across worldwide radio, and live session appearances across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, NPR, Radio X, and more.

‘Skinwalker’ is out April 12th via Communion Records – Pre-order here

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