Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard play heroes and villains with their new single, ‘Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan’

"Cardiff is morphing into a culturally devoid hellscape."
Photo credit: Lily Brown

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared a new single and video, ‘Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan’.

Out now via Communion, it’s about a fictional superhero (Crescent Man) and villain (Demolition Dan), and arrives alongside the news that the Welsh band are currently working on their debut album.

Frontman Tom Rees explains: “There’s a street in Cardiff called Guildford Crescent that was recently demolished to make way for some high-rise monstrosity that left a long line of independent businesses dead and buried. Cardiff is kind of morphing into such a culturally devoid hellscape littered with boarded up venues and sun-blocking student residencies, that the only solution the mind can conjure is relying on the intervention of some all powerful superhero capable of turning back time or maybe allocating public funds responsibly.

“Most annoyingly while we all acknowledge that a superhero could never exist, the villain still does – they knocked down an established music venue and a family owned restaurant, leaving the facade to tremble in the shadow of what antiquated structure will presumably tower over it, much like how a fox would leave an excess of dead chickens lying in the pen, just to remind you who’s boss. The situation seems to be getting bleaker and bleaker and with every failed protest I’m increasingly of the opinion that anyone who believes in effective protest (on this matter at least) might as well believe in superheroes, and even then I still think the fat cats would get one on us.

“All this said though I certainly don’t know what the answer is, if protest doesn’t work then what will? We’re not all going to run for office in a hurry, or maybe we should? Should I practise that thumb-on-top-of-your-fist-I’m-an-honest-and-non-confrontational-person hand gesture thing? I don’t even know how to rack up expenses.”

The group will play a sold out live show at The Social in London on 20th October, too, with a second date added for the following day due to demand. They will also be supporting The Blinders on tour later this year.

Check out ‘Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan’ below.

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