UK five-piece anthemic rock act Massive Wagons released a new single “Billy Balloon Head” on the 8thJune 2018. The single is taken from forthcoming release of their fourth album “Full Nelson” on August 10th, via Earache Records (The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons).“I really have no idea if the term ‘BALLOON HEAD’ is one used anywhere else in the world apart from where I’m from. Maybe it is, I don’t know. If you’re a balloon head, then as far as I’m concerned, you’re the sort of person with nothing much in the way of being nice, being tolerant or being open minded, to offer. Or actually having much going on upstairs full stop. The song is a stab at racists, ignorant people – c***s basically. I can’t stand c***s, I’ve no time for it, be nice or fuck off. That, in a round about way, is what Billy Balloon head is all about – if you’re gonna be a twat, fuck off and be a twat somewhere else, on your own, at the bottom of the sea preferably.”– Baz Mills
Led by the charismatic frontman Baz Mills, Massive Wagons forthcoming album “Full Nelson” showcases the evolution of the band’s song writing both sonically ad lyrically from previous album “Welcome To The World”. From the rock driven opener “Under No Illusion” to the bluesy feel of “Sunshine Smile”, from the slower, passionate and heart-felt “Northern Boy” to the heavier “Robot (Trust In Me)” produced by Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath and Judas Priest), this album will take the listener on a genuine rock journey.
Off the back of an incredible live performance at the legendary Download Festival in 2018, Massive Wagons will keep hitting the road throughout 2018 with multiple headline shows, more festival appearances – including Boomtown and Steel House – and a sold out special guest show with Blackberry Smoke, with more to follow.
- Under No Illusion
- China Plates
- Billy Balloon Head
- Sunshine Smile
- Northern Boy
- Robot (Trust In Me)
- Back To The Stack
- Hate Me
- Last On The List
- Ballad Of Verdun Hayes
TOUR DATES & FESTIVALS
Sun 24thJun Biggar Wildfire Festival
Sat 30thJun Holmfirth, The Picturedrome – special guest to Blackberry Smoke
Sun 15thJul Manchester SOS Festival
Sat 28thJul Pentrich Custom Rock n’ Blues Festival
Sun 29thJul Ebbw Vale Steelhouse Festival
Sat 4thAug Morecambe, The Platform
Thu 9thAug Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield
Fri 10thAug Crash, Headrow
Sat 11thAug Boomtown Festival
Sun 12thAug Rough Trade, Nottingham – late afternoon show
Fri 24thAug Melbourne Reperfest
Sat 25thAug Newark Stone Deaf Festival
Sun 7thOct London New Cross Inn
Massive Wagons are: Baz Mills – vocals, Adam Thistlethwaite – guitars, Stephen Holl – guitars, Alex Thistlethwaite – drums, and Adam ‘Bowz’ Bouskill – bass.
New album “Full Nelson” will be released on August 10thvia Earache Records.