On the eve of the release of their highly praised new album, ‘Triggered!’, MASSIVE WAGONS have shared hot new single ‘Skateboard‘ and its official video. The song is available now on all streaming platforms. Album ‘Triggered!‘ is available worldwide tomorrow, October 28th via Earache Records.
Frontman Barry “Baz” Mills reflects, “This was the first track to come out of the studio complete, it was the first one we heard. I remember sending it to our manger and she fell in love with it. It’s still her favourite I think, she said it reminded her of the stuff she listened to growing up in the 2000’s, which I thought was cool. It’s a proper great love track, bouncy and catchy! The middle section is my favourite part, which was a late addition. To be honest the song doesn’t make a lot of sense – it’s kinda about losing your marbles and going a bit mad dealing with what’s chucked at you – but it sounded good so I left it alone!”
Last week, frontman Baz and guitarist Adam took their ‘Forget The Haters’ anti-bullying campaign to Lancaster’s Dallas Road Community Primary School where they chatted to Year 5 students, broke out the percussion and made a LOT of noise, with assistance from the students.
Headmaster Adam Newton commented, “The session was brilliant! Baz and Adam did a great job and totally engaged our children. They shared an important anti-bullying message which our children responded to really positively. The children were inspired by the chance to meet and work with a real rock band and they absolutely, 100% loved rocking out!! Baz and Adam had such a fantastic manner with the children and were really positive role models.” Baz added, “What an amazing bunch of young humans they are, so sharp & so switched on. I think they may have taught me a thing or two.”
While in town as part of the Lancaster Music Festival, Massive Wagons also performed at the Lancaster Brewery – launching a special ‘Triggered!’ IPA on draught while they were there – and behind bars in Lancaster Castle‘s A-wing prison block, for a select group of fans.
The electric rockers have also announced eight special in-store appearances around the UK, starting this week and including two in one day, to celebrate their album release. Head to the following stores to meet the band, get your album signed, and watch an intimate, stripped back, acoustic set.
Fri 28th Oct – HMV Lancaster – 5pm
Sat 29th Oct – HMV Manchester – 2pm
Sat 29th Oct – Vinyl Tap Huddersfield – 7pm
Sun 30th Oct – Crash Records Leeds – 5pm
Mon 31st Oct – HMV Sheffield – 5pm
Tue 1st Nov – Rough Trade Nottingham – 6pm
Wed 2nd Nov – HMV Birmingham The Vault – 5pm
Thu 3rd Nov – Jacaranda Records (Phase One) Liverpool – 1pm
MASSIVE WAGONS Release a new single ‘Skateboard’.
TRIGGERED! Track Listing:
1. Fuck The Haters
2. Please Stay Calm
3. Generation Prime
6. Gone Are The Days
10. Never Been A Problem
11. Big Time
13. No Friend Of Mine
Massive Wagons are due to co-headline UK venues this year with Ugly Kid Joe on the Comin’ For You! ’22 tour, starting on 3rd November at the O2 Academy Liverpool and finishing at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on 11th November.
Baz shares his excitement for the tour, “Absolutely banging times ahead, this UK tour feels like a real step up for us. It’s a massive honour to be heading out with Ugly Kid Joe. These guys were a huge part of our musical upbringing, I remember seeing the tees everywhere as a kid, massive hits, the band were all over record stores and radio, so to co-head a tour with them is a proper moment in our story. I think it’s gonna be party central, both bands bring a big high energy show with a plethora of catchy tunes, it’s gonna go off! I always wanted one of their middle finger tees as a kid but was too scared to buy one in case my mother gave me a bollocking haha. Hope to see you on the road, this tour is definitely one not to miss. Rock on ya rad mothers!”
Thu 3rd Nov – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Fri 4th Nov – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sun 6th Nov – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 8th Nov – GLASGOW Garage
Thu 10th Nov – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Fri 11th Nov – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
For a full list of upcoming tour dates and to buy tickets, visit the band’s official website here.
Massive Wagons are:
Barry ‘Baz’ Mills – vocals
Adam Thistlethwaite – guitars
Stephen Holl – guitars
Alex Thistlethwaite – drums
Adam ‘Bowz’ Bouskill – bass.