Monster Truck recently signed to BMG and will release their new album, Warriors, on 30 September and have also announced a twelve-date headline tour of the UK. The tour kicks off in Dover on 29 September and runs through to Nottingham on 17 October.
“Holy shit is it ever great to announce a tour in the UK,” Jon Harvey, bassist and lead singer of Monster Truck, said. “Beyond excited to rip around with our incredible support, Those Damn Crows, and party hard in all these amazing cities. Expect a dirty, intense, rock ‘n’ roll fury machine when this mammoth tour rolls into your town. Be there or regret it!”
Warriors has been produced by Grammy/Juno winner Eric Ratz and looks to raise their visceral rock ‘n’ roll trademark sound to new heights.
“I think this record was a real eye-opener that we should be trusting ourselves and doing exactly what we feel is right,” Harvey said. “It’s an affirmation of our mission statement to have a good time, be respectful, and get out there and party. I think that’s the main theme of this album. It’s about being a warrior in life and fighting for what you deserve.”
Fuzz Mountain is the latest single from the album, with its lyrics dedicated to the level of distortion pedals used to record it. “Fuzz Mountain was born of the unhealthy love of guitar fuzz through large amplifiers, at punishing volumes,” Harvey said. “I imagined a little house on a hill where I could sit with all my amps and pedals and just melt my brain. My imaginary holy place.
“The lyrics and riff came at a time where I would try to daisy-chain fuzz pedals for, sometimes, unlistenable results. Just me, a bunch of fuzz, tune power and a bunch of speakers pushing air in my face. I ain’t never gonna leave.”
Earlier, they released the single Get My Things And Go along with a video produced by Immanuela Lawrence and directed and edited by Dave Lawrence, best known as the creator and star of Fubar.
“We loved the idea of a ‘Kid World,'” Lawrence said. “So we tried to follow the narrative of the song in a world solely populated by kids acting and dressing like adults. In ‘Kid World’, no adults exist except on MonsterTube, which is populated with fun YouTube style videos kids love to watch made by the band.
“They play immature adults making a ton of easy money off MonsterTube to contrast with the working class struggles in ‘Kid World.’ I really love how it all came together.”
“Working with Dave Lawrence has long been a dream of ours,” Harvey said. “He’s so effortlessly funny and creative. It’s always been inspiring to us. Dave brings a really amazing feeling of almost innocence to his projects, even though the subject matter may be shot-gunning beers and smashing shit.
“We’d wanted to do a video starring kids, but playing adults, since our second record in 2016, and the whimsical, storybook nature of the lyrics to Get My Things And Go were the perfect match for this bizarro world concept. The end result speaks for itself.”
Monster Truck received a Juno award for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2013, along with a nomination for Rock Album of the Year for their debut full-length album Furiosity. This saw them tour with artists such as Slash and Alice In Chains.
Since then, the band have become known as one of Canada’s hardest-working rock ‘n’ roll bands, a reputation they have cemented by touring relentlessly and consistently upping their game.