Mason Hill have released their debut album ‘Against The Wall’ – and have already broken several records.
Released last week, the 12-track long-player has already reached number 19 in the UK national album chart – the first rock band to debut with their album in the UK Top 20 since Greta Van Fleet in 2018
The Glasgow quintet also took top spot in the UK rock album chart – the first UK debut to do so since Royal Blood and Lonely The Brave in 2014.
The quintet – Scott Taylor (lead vocals), James Bird (lead guitar), Marc Montgomery (guitar), Matthew Ward (bass) and Craig McFetridge (drums) – recorded the album in November 2019 at Riverside Studios in Glasgow.
Singer Scott Taylor later travelled to New York to track his vocals before the release was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters).
The album’s success can be attributed to a marketing campaign run by both 7Hz Productions (ADA) and the band, involving a six month fan building initiative utilising social media, streaming performances, virtual ‘in store’ launch events, dark ad audience building and strategic media takeover promotions, leading to reviews and radio plays as well as four Planet Rock playlist additions.
Also, in Germany the band are currently trending in the top 15 German rock airplay charts with their single ‘D.N.A’ as well as top 10 in the Heavy 1 French radio chart.
Taylor says: “The last week has been totally insane. Our fans have been so supportive and to have a top 20 national album on our first release is mind blowing.
“We are extremely humbled at the reception ‘Against The Wall’ has received and needless to say, it has been an extremely bright light for us during this long Covid tunnel.
“It has made us even more hungry to get back out and play live again. Everyone is itching to crank up the volume and blast out the new material”
The band have announced their first-ever full UK headline tour – 17 dates in the UK & Eire, in early September with support from Hollowstar and Empyre.
Thursday 2nd September – ABERDEEN Tunnels
Friday 3rd September – GLASGOW Garage
Saturday 4th September – GALASHIELS MacArts
Thursday 9th September – DUBLIN Grand Social
Friday 10th September – BELFAST Voodoo
Tuesday 14th September – CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
Wednesday 15th September – SHEFFIELD Corporation
Thursday 16th September – BRISTOL Fleece
Friday 17th September – BRIGHTON Patterns
Saturday 18th September – GRAVESEND Leos
Monday 20th September – CARDIFF Globe
Tuesday 21st September – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Wednesday 22nd September – BRADFORD Nightrain
Thursday 23rd September – BLACKPOOL Waterloo Music Bar
Friday 24th September – LONDON Underworld
Saturday 25th September – MANCHESTER Rebellion
Sunday 26th September – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Tickets start at £12.
More at www.masonhillofficial.com.