Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Share New Single ‘30,000 Megabucks’
Welsh four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared their cosmic new single ‘30,000 Megabucks’ – the first new music from the hotly-tipped band since the The Non-Stop EP, their debut release on Missing Piece Records / Communion.
That renowned Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard magic is effortlessly captured in their new recording. A biting riff propels this exploration into it’s biting and consuming momentum. This band continues to showcase their explosive energy and addictive attitude. It’s raucous rock, with 60s psych elements and 70’s classic rock running through this rich tapestry of textures, soul and rhythm. A classic hit destined to make you move hit play and lose yourselves to the power of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.
The band have also announced a live stream event THE BEAUTIFUL SHOW, which will combine a live performance from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard with appearances from some very special guests, all from the opulent surroundings of Cardiff Bay’s Portland House – the building where the first ever £1,000,000 check was cashed.
THE BEAUTIFUL SHOW will be broadcast live at 7PM GMT / 2PM ET / 11AM PT on December 9th, and available to watch on demand for 24 hours for viewers around the globe. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard also launched their new online TV show BEAUTIFUL DOMES last month – a combination of found footage from the Welsh Socialist Broadcasting company, along with a new voice over and live performances from the band. The first of three episodes, entitled ‘The Red Planet’ which sees the band stranded on Mars, is streaming now HERE.
‘30,000 Megabucks’ combines the idea of nuclear devastation with stickin’ it to the man, all while bursting with typical Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard rock’n’roll swagger.
Frontman Tom Rees explains: “‘30,000 Megabucks’ was inspired by a seemingly ridiculous but very real request from an old publishing agency that I was with, who wanted £30,000 to release me from the deal. It all turned out fine in the end, but back then I was so furious that I decided to put pen to paper to ‘take down the man’ as it were.
The ‘Mega’ element comes from the total amount of nuclear bombing power required to completely devastate all human life on planet Earth, which is 30,000 megatons. I had been watching a lot of Chernobyl documentaries and also a film called Threads, so a small part of me was quite excited when they asked for £30k because the narrative locked in quite well. For that reason it was sure to be a hit – take that, man! We used to play the riff in sound check just because it sounded like AC/DC and we even played it as one of the walk-on songs on Soccer AM when we were on there. When we play it live it goes on for like fifteen minutes!”
When the current coronavirus outbreak put a temporary stop on Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard’s trip to SXSW, support slot with Noel Gallagher at the Royal Albert Hall and April headline tour, the band set about making the best of being confined to their home studio in Cardiff: writing new music, performing special live streams for Gigwise, Dork and DIY, recording radio shows for the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy, and generally just flexing the live muscles which have earned them their reputation as one of the true must-see new bands in the country.
The release of the band’s debut 10-track EP TheNon-Stop in July precipitated another outpouring of praise from national radio stations and a mixture of both tastemaker music publications and mainstream press. Recent EP single ‘Double Denim Hop’ has also garnered attention internationally with spins across stations like KEXP, Lightning 100, WFUV, KCSN, WXPN, WFPK, as well as airplay from Triple J and Double J in Australia.