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Massive Wagons: Welcome To The World

Third album from Lancastrian five-piece.

Massive Wagons Welcome To The World album cover

This rocking Morecambe mob have turned to crowdfunding to bring their third album to life, and the return on those punters’ investment is a healthy one, crackling with the energy that Wagons’ live shows have become known for over the past five years. And while at heart they’re a good-time hard-rock band, there’s a diversity to the sounds found herein that makes it more than just riff-hook-and-chorus fare.

Opening track Nails has a welcome edge of nastiness about it as it rages ‘fuck all the pain’ over a churning guitar riff and pummelling bass drum assault, while Ratio has an anthemic, hands-outstretched chorus that’s hard to resist.

But they’re at their most likeable when they go straight for the jugular on the Wildhearts-style romp of Fee Fi Fo Fum, a cracking way to sign off any album.

Johnny is a regular contributor to Prog and Classic Rock magazines, both online and in print. Johnny is a highly experienced and versatile music writer whose tastes range from prog and hard rock to R’n’B, funk, folk and blues. He has written about music professionally for 30 years, surviving the Britpop wars at the NME in the 90s (under the hard-to-shake teenage nickname Johnny Cigarettes) before branching out to newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent and magazines such as Uncut, Record Collector and, of course, Prog and Classic Rock