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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard reveal details of their second album, Skinwalker

25 January 2024, 17:01 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Cardiff-based four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have returned with the announcement of their second studio album, Skinwalker, alongside the new single, "National Rust".

Speaking on the new single, frontman and producer Tom Rees says, "'National Rust' was my attempt at consolidating my 2020 obsession with Sly and the Family Stone with my 2021 obsession with David Bowie's album ‘Low’. It was the first song that really paved the way for the new album, it broke a lot of the sonic boundaries that I was writing within when starting the second album, “I AM NOT AFRAID OF PLAYING FUNKY GUITAR!”, I exclaimed, mu-tron in hand."

"Lyrically, it made a statement that informed my songwriting moving forward as well, being a flagrant rejection of my previous political song writing, and an admission of alienation amongst a plethora of information. 'National Rust' acts as a bridge between my younger, more political perspective, and my more recent, more apathetic one."

Following on from their Welsh Music Prize nominated debut album, Backhand Deals, in 2022, the band wrote and recorded the album at Rees' Rat Trap studio. The latest single, "National Rust" follows on from “Therapy” and their earlier single “Chew”, which both feature on the forthcoming release.

The band will go out on tour again next March hitting 16-dates across the UK, including Oxford, Ramsgate, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and York.


  1. Intro
  2. National Rust
  3. Chew
  4. My Star Sign Is A Basset Hound
  5. Sugar Sandwich
  6. The Drowning Bell
  7. Leatherbound
  8. In My Egg
  9. Therapy
  10. Human Compression
  11. Night Of The Skinwalker

Skinwalker is due for release on 12 April via Communion Records, and is available to pre-order. Visit for more information on their forthcoming tour dates.

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