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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Share New Single and Video “New Age Millennial Magic”

April 21, 2021
Photo credit: Lily Brown

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Share New Single and Video “New Age Millennial Magic”

via Missing Piece Records / Communion

Welsh band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have today released their brand new single and video “New Age Millennial Magic” via Missing Piece Records / Communion. The single serves as a tantalising bridge between where the band have come from and where they’re heading next, with a full length debut record currently in the works. Under the Radar praised “New Age Millennial Magic” and the band’s “no-nonsense pastiche of ‘70s glam and garage rock.” 

The range that Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard offer, it’s simply intoxicating. Their robust and playful energy brings such a joyous motion into their creations and of course, this can immediately be found in “New Age Millennial Magic“. That renowned Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard magic that we adore, is once again effortlessly captured within their new recording.

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. Complex rhythms and this fearless lyrical identity, the vocal notes consume the audience. This intellectual weave of raw words is restricted by this deep immersive melody that ultimately constructs the intimacy in order to reach so many. A classic hit destined to make you move hit, play and lose yourselves to the power of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.

Opening up the next chapter for Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, “New Age Millennial Magic” sees the band, led by figurehead Tom Rees, sarcastically outlining their views on current affairs, and the pressure this generation feels to have all the answers. A dig at himself as much as others, Rees includes himself as a target as he pokes fun at the know-it-all attitude of his fellow millennials. Complete with a deliciously abstract video from Vasilia Forbes, Rees explains: “Seeing Gen-Z’ers quitting school and actually influencing real change in place of me theorising whether Engels would have put his recycling out really brought into focus how fickle millennials (including myself) really are. I take absolute delight in lecturing a table of half-cut peers on the failures of capitalism, but little do they know my grab bag of 250 plastic guitar picks are already priming their way down the A470 straight to my door in the hands of an underpaid delivery driver with eyes like pissholes in fake snow.” 

Since forming in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece have become one of the most talked-about new bands in the UK. Driven by an exciting, dynamic energy presented at a host of magnetic, hype-building live shows, the band’s debut EP The Non-Stop then followed in summer 2020. As presented on The Non-Stop EP, the band – Rees, guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees’ brother and bassist Eddie – draw from classic ‘70s rock with a distinctly 21st century twist, dragging the sounds of T-Rex and Steely Dan kicking and screaming into the 2020s. 

Across their multiple, frenetic tours, the band have made fans in tourmates from The Magic Gang to Miles Kane, and were set to support Noel Gallagher – another in a growing list of fans – at the Royal Albert Hall before the coronavirus struck. Operating out of their studio base in Cardiff, the band are also an integral part of a blooming Welsh indie scene. Alongside his work in Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Rees is also a fast-rising producer, working with the likes of Do Nothing, Private World, The Bug Club and Panic Shack. 

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard realize that honesty is the best policy with songwriting, shining through beyond any trendy sheen or preconceived notions of what a band should be in 2021. The simple desire to make honesty, catchy music with no pretence is a recipe with which to create a timeless debut album, and with that, frontman Rees says, “you really can create a difference and a change with something as fickle as rock music.”


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