Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Announce New LP ‘Skinwalker’, Air “National Rust”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Announce New LP 'Skinwalker', Air "National Rust"
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Skinwalker

Cardiff indie rock band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have announced the release of their second studio album ‘Skinwalker‘.

Along with the album announcement, the quartet premiered the new single “National Rust,” and it’s accompanying video. The follow-up to their 2022’s debut Backhand Deals, will be out on April 12, pre-order your copy here.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard use the Duran Duran or Talk Talk guide to band names but apply it to buzzards and add an extra ‘buzzard’ free of charge. This perhaps accounts for why the Welsh garage rockers have had such success since their Welsh Music Prize nominated debut Backhand Deals. On Skinwalker they get heavier with special influence being taken from the likes of Ty Segall and Black Sabbath

Speaking on the single Rees says, “‘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 really 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.

Lyrically, it made a statement that informed my songwriting moving forward as well, being a flagrant rejection of my previous political song writing, 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.”

Check out “National Rust” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.

Skinwalker Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. National Rust
  3. Chew
  4. My Star Sign Is A Basset Hound
  5. Sugar Sandwich
  6. The Drowning Bell
  7. Leatherbound
  8. In My Egg
  9. Therapy
  10. Human Compression
  11. Night Of The Skinwalker
Upcoming Tour Dates

04 – Brighton, Mutations Festival
07 – London, Omeara

24th – Swansea, Swansea Arena House Party

MARCH 2024
01 – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
03 – Exeter, The Cavern
04 – Falmouth, Cornish Bank
07 – Chelmsford, Hot Box
08 – Ipswich, The Smokehouse
10 – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
12 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
13 – St Albans, The Horn
14 – Ramsgate, Music Hall
16 – Peterborough, Met Lounge
17 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
18 – Hull, Adelphi Club
20 – Stockton, Ku Bar
21 – Sunderland, Independent
25 – York, The Fulford Arms
26 – Clitheroe, The Swan & Royal

Photo Credit: Charlie Harris