Lancaster rockers Massive Wagons say new album - set for release in July - is their best yet

The anthemic rock five piece have announced their fifth studio album House Of Noise will be released on July 17.

By Nick Lakin
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 1:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 1:40 pm

Last month the band revealed the video for the first single from the album - In It Together - filmed at Kanteena in Lancaster in March.

House Of Noise is the follow up to the chart-busting Full Nelson, a UK Top 20 hit in 2018.The cover artwork for the album has even been immortalised in a huge mural on the side of a Lancaster pub.

Massive Wagons were due to tour in Europe in March and April but the plans were scuppered due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Baz Mills of Massive Wagons.

There is a huge question mark over when live music will return to pubs, clubs and venues not only in the UK and Europe but across the globe.

Despite the uncertainty the band remain upbeat and say the new album is easily their most accomplished work to date.

Commenting on the forthcoming release, front-man Baz Mills said: “I’ve always said that you cannot lie to your fans because they can smell an impostor a mile away, I couldn’t do what I do knowing I’m feeding people bull, your songs, your stage show, interviews, ours are all 100 per cent us, I’m 100 per cent me and when I say this album is our best yet then I totally mean it!

"House Of Noise is absolutely our best song writing yet, it feels like 10 years in the making and through being signed with Earache we were able to record it at a dream studio with two of the best producers in the biz, Mr Chris Clancy and Mr Colin Richardson.

The band recording the video for the first single off the album at Kanteena in Lancaster.

"These guys took our songs, our ideas and abilities and collectively we managed to capture the best sounds we have ever recorded, we could not be happier with the outcome, it’s been an absolute dream recording this album, and we cannot wait to give it to rockers and rollers all over the world.”

House Of Noise brings together all of the infectious elements that have endeared Massive Wagons to fans of maximum force rock n’ roll – a raucous rabble-rousing sense of community, straightforward from-the-heart lyrics, and an irresistible combination of pop melody and street-smart hooks.

The album contains 12 tracks that vary from the high octane opener In It Together, to the anthemic title track and the frankly ludicrous, but hilarious, The Curry Song, via the brooding menace of Hero and bittersweet lament of Sad, Sad Song.

Massive Wagons are Barry ‘Baz’ Mills - vocals, Adam Thistlethwaite - guitars, Stephen Holl – guitars, Alex Thistlethwaite – drums and Adam ‘Bowz’ Bouskill - bass.

The mural on the wall of The Pub in Lancaster.
Baz Mills.