New single You
continues Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard's run of politically charged
and socially conscious offerings. You also comes complete with a Will Clark
directed music video
Vocalist and guitarist Tom Rees explains:
"Individual responsibility has always been around, but I feel over the past three elections we're so jacked up on it we don't remember what community living was like.
"We're all just huffing this Darwinist glue of "I am a lion and lion's look after themselves", which is objectively incorrect.
"It seems weird that the burden of individual responsibility is touted by elitist slugs who have never had to work for anything in their lives and have had everything given to them as and when they asked for it… Imagine being told to pick yourselves up by your bootstraps by Jacob Rees-Mogg."
Formed in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece - the aforementioned vocalist and guitarist Tom Rees is joined by guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees' brother and bassist Eddie.
Driven by an exciting, dynamic energy presented at a host of magnetic, hype-building live shows, the band's critically-acclaimed debut EP The Non- Stop followed in summer 2020.
With forthcoming debut album Backhand Deals, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are ripping up the rule book.
A rejection of rock music's more archaic ideals, their debut album plunges into Tom Rees' exploration of honesty and authenticity and untangles what it means to be a "rock star".
The key to this demystification is Rees' sharp wit - using sarcasm and humour to keep the listener in limbo, and in turn, leading their audience to face their own thoughts.
"Backhand Deals is a practise in subverting the ideology of rock music as something that needs to be 'brought back from the dead'.
"Rock should be about enjoying yourself honestly, whether that's washing the dishes, sweeping the yard, or complaining about whoever got elected.
"Rock is a sweeping power, and is attributed to anyone who performs art honestly, from Lizzo feeling good as hell to AC/DC riding down a highway to hell.
The honesty is the same, and the honesty prevails," explains Tom.
"The record allowed us to discuss the thoughts we have about our lives, the lives of people from Cardiff, the lives of people from Wales, and the lives of people from everywhere whilst openly admitting that we know nothing and we're just part-time-opinion-havers.
"The longer we're a band, I realise that all we ever want to do is effect change in people's lives and to do that disingenuously would make me feel slimy.
"So let's do it honestly in any way possible. Rock isn't dead, it doesn't need 'resurrecting' or 'regurgitating'; it needs acknowledging for what it is, and it's everywhere.
"If we should ever be considered a band that is 'bringing rock music back' I think I would shed a tear - rock should be moving forwards, not backwards."
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard's new single 'You' is available to view HERE. New album 'Backhand Deals' is out on 25th February 2022. The band play Chalk Brighton on 29th September 2021.