Massive Wagons join forces with Skindred’s Benji Webbe on new song ‘Generation Prime’

Commenting on society's need for instant gratification

Massive Wagons' Baz Mills and Skindred's Benji WebbeAuthor: Scott ColothanPublished 10 hours ago

Lancaster rockers Massive Wagons have premiered their new single 'Generation Prime' featuring guest vocals from Skindred frontman Benji Webbe. Following hot on the heels of their Planet Rock playlisted anthem 'F--- The Haters', 'Generation Prime' is lifted from Massive Wagons' fervently awaited new album 'TRIGGERED!', which lands on 28th October 2022 via Earache Records. Commenting on the track, which sees the band embrace The Offspring-esque pop punk sounds, Massive Wagons frontman Baz Mills says it comments on society's addiction to instant gratification.

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"NOW NOW NOW NOW, got to have it now," Mills says. "Convenience has turned people lazy, addicted to instant gratification, immediate satisfaction, cheap shopping, fast delivery - the prime generation, no awareness of the consequences of the way we live."

He continues: "This is one of Stephen's riffs, he brought that kinda ska punk vibe and I immediately fell in love with it. I'd had the idea for the song floating around for a while - I wanted to take a stab at consumerism, and it just worked straight away.

Listen to Massive Wagons' 'Generation Prime' ft. Benji Webbe:

"The song has got so many sides, it keeps changing pace and direction but remains solid and catchy.

Then we have the absolute king, the master of ceremonies, Benji Webbe putting his vocals down on it, and writing some great parts. He has character and style by the truck, and it was an absolute honour to have him on board, always bringing the fire!" Mills concludes: "We all had a feeling about this track from the off, I think it has broad appeal and is a live banger, so it was put in the set immediately!!

The crowd just get it straight away, and it sets off the energy at shows, it's loads of fun to play." Following the October release of 'TRIGGERED!', Massive Wagons embark on a six-date co-headline UK tour with Ugly Kid Joe. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets right now.

See Massive Wagons and Ugly Kid Joe at the following shows:

NOVEMBER 2022

Liverpool O2 Academy -Thu 3rd Nottingham Rock City - Fri 4th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - Sun 6th

Glasgow Garage - Tue 8th Sheffield O2 Academy - Thu 10th Wolverhampton KK's Steel Mill - Fri 11th

Buy Massive Wagons and Ugly Kid Joe tickets

Massive Wagons and Ugly Kid Joe tour

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