NEW ALBUM, FULL NELSON, OUT AUGUST 10TH ON EARACHE RECORDS
English anthemic rockers MASSIVE WAGONS have released an official music video for their song “Under No Illusion” ahead of their sold out show with labelmates BLACKBERRY SMOKE at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Saturday.
The track was the first to be revealed from the band’s eagerly-anticipated new album, ‘Full Nelson’, which releases worldwide on August 10th.
The video was filmed with TVPAV.com http://www.tvpav.com in and around the band’s spiritual home of Lancaster and is available to watch now here.
“Under No Illusion is a song which as soon as we’d jammed it together, we kinda knew this was gonna be a single,” comments MASSIVE WAGONS frontman Baz Mills. “It had that immediate feel. Some songs take the recording process before they are considered for a single release, but Illusion was instant. It’s a song which I suppose from a personal point of view is letting other bands know – bands on the rise – to watch out for the clowns in the industry; selfish people out purely for their own gain. Nothing wrong with furthering yourself at all, just not at the expense of others. We’ve met loads of ’em, dealt with a few; so hard to spot often till it’s too late. A band absolutely needs a trustworthy team around it.
“The song also just says don’t be scared to make decisions for the good of yourself and the band. Do your thing. I think when a band are doing what they feel best at – writing songs and performing without being contrived or staged, and just being themselves – it is a much more enjoyable process and it comes across in a much better way. Sometimes easier said than done, I know. There is a message in the song explaining exactly what I think of people praying on bands. I always loved the idea of stuff in song lyrics that is hidden or cryptic – gives it a new angle. I really enjoyed writing this one; thanks everyone for listening to it.”
‘Full Nelson’ features 12 roaring tracks, including a brand new version of “Back to the Stack” – the band’s tribute to legendary STATUS QUO rocker Rick Parfitt – as well as the recently-released single “Robot (Trust in Me)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ZS-VMl-lU, for which the band worked with famed BLACK SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST producer/engineer Mike Exeter.
Pre-order ‘Full Nelson’ now on limited edition signed CD and vinyl here http://www.earache.com/fullnelson.
The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes, including instant downloads of all four tracks released so far, here http://bit.ly/fullnelson-itunes.
- Jun. 30 – Holmfirth, UK – The Picturedrome w/ BLACKBERRY SMOKE (SOLD OUT)
- Jul. 15 – Manchester, UK – SOS Festival
- Jul. 28 – Pentrich, UK – Rock and Blues Custom Show
- Jul. 29 – Ebbw Vale, UK – Steelhouse Festival
- Aug. 04 – Morecambe, UK – The Platform
- Aug. 11 – Winchester, UK – Boomtown Fair
- Aug. 24 – Meldreth, UK – Reaper Fest
- Aug. 25 – Newark, UK – Stonedeaf Festival
- Oct. 07 – London, UK – New Cross Inn
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