Midwich Cuckoos Share New Video/Single "Blood Mother"

“Combines elements of metal and rock, with a notable feel of Motörhead‘s brand of excess” - The Punk Site


“Punchy as hell hooks and catchy melodies just itching to drag you in from the start” - Rockfreaks.net


“Could be the start of a new rock revolution” - Total Rock Radio


“This f*cking slaps” - Punktastic


MIDWICH CUCKOOS Share New Video/Single 'Blood Mother' Watch: https://youtu.be/Xk0W7oGmhrk Taken From The New EP Glory - Out Now On All Digital Platforms Listen: https://midwichcuckoos.lnk.to/glory Previous EP Death, and New EP Glory Will Receive A Physical Album Release On 8th April 2022 via Onslaught Music Pre-Order: https://midwichcuckoos.lnk.to/deathorglory


Punk/metal crossover band, Midwich Cuckoos, are delighted to reveal the video for their new single ‘Blood Mother’. The track is the latest to be taken from the new EP Glory - Out now through Onslaught Music.


The Glory EP forms the second and final part of their new album Death or Glory, which is released physically on 8th April 2022 via Onslaught Music.


The album is now available to pre-order, and see's the band team up with London Beer Lab for a number of special bundles, including a 'Death or Glory' beer, which is a crisp easily drinking German-styled lager, with subtle fruit notes & a touch of sweetness.


Pre-order here: https://midwichcuckoos.lnk.to/deathorglory


The new single 'Blood Mother' features the guest vocals of Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays, and Basement Jaxx and MC5 collaborator. Speaking on the joint effort, vocalist Ben Wooster said: "I set about listening to any & every track that Lisa had been on. I really loved the tone and texture of her voice as well as of course her sublime vocal ability. I was so excited at the possibility of featuring such a unique, passionate and emotive voice on the track.


"The first time hearing what Lisa had done with my attempt at guide vocals made my jaw hit the floor. I was instantly covered in goosebumps and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I had an idea of how I wanted it to sound but Lisa absolutely blew it out of the water."


The band will hit the road through the Spring:

26th Feb - Elephant & Castle, Ramsgate

9th Apr - The Black Heart, Camden, London

10th Apr - Lamb and Lion, Southend

11th Apr - The Ostrich, Peterborough

12th Apr - Trillians, Newcastle

13th Apr - Bannermans, Edinburgh

14th Apr - The Outpost, Liverpool

15th Apr - Scruffy Murphies, Birmingham

16/17th Apr - Manchester Punk Festival

2nd May - All Ages Records, London

21st May - Record Junkee, Sheffield

15/16th July - The Unholy Messtival - Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville


Glory is out now via Onslaught Music, with the Death or Glory album released physically on 8th April 2022

Midwich Cuckoos are:

Tanzy Velayne - Vocals

Patch Barbet - Guitar

Dan Rouse - Drums

Rob Jones - Guitar

Ben Wooster - Bass

Lesley O’Brien - Guitar


Midwich Cuckoos online:


https://www.instagram.com/themidwichcuckoos

https://www.facebook.com/midwichcuckoosmusic/

http://midwichcuckoos.com/


More about Death or Glory:


Over the past couple of years the Cuckoos have carved out a name for themselves on the UK punk scene as a stellar live act, and have been compared to The Bronx, The Offspring and The Distillers. Now, they’re taking things in an entirely different direction.


Wielding an ambitious and experimental concept album with a narrative that follows new vocalist Tanzy Valayne’s journey of atonement to regain entry to heaven, the new look Midwich Cuckoos are a fine tuned 12-legged rock’n’roll, punk and metal machine.


With six band members’ brains contributing to the writing and recording of the album, plus a producer that was up for anything, it’s no wonder that pretty much any and all styles of music and inspiration were distilled down and captured on this latest batch of Cuckoos songs.


Cues from bands as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, Decapitated, Deftones and New Found Glory have all made their way into the music. Listen carefully and you’ll even pick out the didgeridoo and theremin.


The band’s forthcoming second album cements in a permanent line-up for the previously rotating cast of band members with the addition of Tanzy Velayne (vocals), Rob Jones (guitar), and Dan Rouse (drums), and refines the Cuckoos’ unique, collaborative approach to 21st century punk rock.


“The approach we took for our first album was a really experimental approach at the time, and we recorded it remotely in various countries and timezones. We basically did the lockdown album before it was cool!” laughs guitarist Lesley O’Brien.


“The new album is more audibly cohesive, but it’s a wild ride for the listener. Now that we’ve introduced Tanzy and Rob into the band and had a few years playing with them, we’ve worked out our strengths and been able to really have fun with 3 guitars. Plus with 6 people in the band, we’re not short of ideas.”


Fans of the band can expect a hard punk rock album that takes influence from 80s film soundtrack nostalgia, and is packed full of gorgeous vocal harmonies. “If Iron Maiden’s Eddie and The Terminator adopted a girl with a low attention span from the Lost Boys vampire gang, THIS is what she’d listen to,” grins O’Brien, as she describes the record.