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Today, Cardiff rockers Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have returned with the announcement of their highly anticipated second album, Skinwalker, set for release April 12th via Communion. The announcement follows on from last year’s singles, ‘Therapy’, and ‘Chew’, with the band today sharing their latest offering, ‘National Rust’. 

With Skinwalker, the four-piece are showcasing a heavier, darker, sound, different to anything they have previously released, whilst still featuring a subtle nod to the ‘70’s references seen in their earlier releases. ‘National Rust’ is just one example of that, and of the indie-funk single, frontman Thomas Rees states,

‘National Rust’ was my attempt at consolidating my 2020 obsession with Sly and the Family Stone with my 2021 obsession with David Bowie’s album ‘Low’. It was the first song that paved the way for the new album, it broke a lot of the sonic boundaries that I was writing within when starting the second album, “I AM NOT AFRAID OF PLAYING FUNKY GUITAR!”, I exclaimed, mu-tron in hand.

Of its lyrics, he continues, ‘Lyrically, it made a statement that informed my songwriting moving forward as well, being a flagrant rejection of my previous political songwriting, and an admission of alienation amongst a plethora of information. ‘National Rust’ acts as a bridge between my younger, more political perspective, and my more recent, more apathetic one.”

In support of the album, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are set to head out on a 16-date UK tour in March, before heading out to Europe. 

Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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