Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Change Name to MWWB; New Album Due in March

Living is easy, rebranding is hard. Last heard from with 2019’s Yn Ol I Annwn (review here), Welsh cosmic doomers Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have announced a moniker semi-swap, switching out their full name for the acronym MWWB — also stylized with spaces between the letters: M W W B. Moreover, the Wrexham group — who by any other name would still sound as spaced — will release a new album in March under their new banner.

Well that’s certainly a nifty bit of information, and though it’s nearly all there is to go on at this point — things like title, artwork, recording info, release info, audio, preorder links, and so on are yet forthcoming — the news that there’s a new long-player from them at all is welcome. No doubt the new name will help merch sales, and one can’t help but think that maybe part of their outgrowing their name is emblematic of the band becoming more of a thing both in terms of outside success and their own creative progression, than they knew it would be at the outset. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard was a hell of a name, but it may in the end have proven a distraction from the music itself.

Yn Ol I Annwn, like the two LPs before it, came out through New Heavy Sounds. One assumes the new one will as well, but I guess you never know until you know.

Here’s what MWWB said about it:


Some of you might have noticed our page name has been shortened to MWWB. This is what we are now. But we all know what it really stands for.

In other news, it’s been a shit time for everyone, but our album is out in March. There will be tracks premiered soon. We’re very busy making sure it’s delivered to you in the strongest way possible. Hang in there Bastards x

MWWB are: Paul Michael Davies, Jessica Ball, Wes Leon, James Carrington, Stuart Sinclair.

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Yn Ol I Annwn (2019)

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