Titleholder of the MWWB stream from the upcoming album The Harvest


Welsh band MWWB, formerly known as big retro prog rockers Mammoth Wee Wizard Bastard, have streamed a brand new song Harvestwhich you can listen to in full below.

It’s the title track from the band’s upcoming album to be released via New Heavy Sounds on March 25, which sees the band stray away from their previous doom sound, introducing Moogs and Mellotrons into the mix for a sound that has been described as ” …John Carpenter rubs shoulders with Pink Floyd…”.

Harvest, both as a song and as an album, represents a range of emotions…it wasn’t intended,” says MWWB vocalist Jessica Ball. “It’s a raw, real-time experience of processing difficulties in personal and general life. It’s emotionally scatty; much like the spectrum of reactions and feelings we go through in response to our lives. Compared to our other albums, The Harvest gives us the impression of reaping what we have sown.

Originally slated for release last year, the album was delayed when guitarist Paul Michael Davies suffered a serious, near-fatal stroke earlier this year after contracting Covid.

“It’s been a long and arduous road for him ever since,” Jessica continues. “He had to be placed in a medically induced coma while doctors struggled to maintain his oxygen level. This went on for several months, and at one point we were told to say our final goodbyes to him.

“While we were all waiting for that terrible day to come, Dave had other ideas. Against doctors’ predictions, he came back to fight. Fast forward to today, and Dave is doing extremely well in rehabilitation and surpassing once again the expectations of everyone around him.Despite the life-altering effects of a stroke, including relearning speech and movement, Dave worked his best through every challenge that was thrown at him. presented and it shows.He is regularly visited by his partner Charlie and their son Zeke, who have been nothing but incredibly strong and positive for all of us during this time.

“I’m so happy to say that the album we recorded before Dave got sick will be released in March, and we can all share the experience together. Thank you so much to all of our fans who have been patient with us and who are stay there. . This album is for you!”

Harvest was recorded by Ball, Davies and bassist Stuart Sinclair with guest Black Moth drummer Dom McCready. The album will be available on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl in two color variations as well as CD and digital formats.

Pre-order Harvest.


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