[Cover photo credit to Charlie Harris]
Cardiff, Wales-based Alt Rock outfit Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared the new single “Chew,” their first release since debut album Backhand Deals arrived in 2022. The track is an unusual love song, but one that many can easily relate to.
Inspired by frontman Tom Rees’ early obsession with The White Stripes and Black Sabbath, “Chew” addressed a special subject at its heart, as Rees explains:
I always wanted to write a song for my dog Norma but could never really get it right, it was always a little weird doing a love song to an animal. Instead I wrote a song about how empowered and inspired I feel when people see Norma and cross the street or pull their children in close to them or open their eyes really wide and skip a little to one side. I love that people find her terrifying, she’s so sweet it’s just super funny.
“Chew” is the first taste of new recording sessions conducted at the band’s Cardiff base Rat Trap Studios. Rat Trap also provides a home for Tom Rees’ work as a Producer, where he has worked with the likes of Do Nothing, The Bug Club and Panic Shack.
Since forming in 2017, the Cardiff-based four-piece, including Rees, guitarist Zac White, drummer Ethan Hurst and Rees’ brother and bassist Eddie also released their debut, The Non-Stop EP, in Summer of 2020.