B-Side Band from Brno launches new single with music video

3 March 2023, 1:00
B-Side Band from Brno launches new single with music video

In the new single Magnum, the big band B-Side Band tackles the hectic pace of everyday life. The clip also features actors Michal Isteník and Jakub Uličník alongside the musicians. The as yet untitled album will be released in autumn this year. The band will start touring in early 2024.

Singer Petr Rybíz Toman opens the new song with the (Czech) lyrics “I can't keep up, I have too much to do and I’m all alone, maybe it’s allowed, so I’d rather write than call you,” as well as the theme of the time load of today’s man. Despite all the lack of free time, however, the B-Side Band bandmates meet in the sauna, for a beer, or to roast a few sausages. And not only in the clip, but also in reality.

“The text is, with great exaggeration, the story of us men, fathers and husbands, who naturally tend to hide somewhere and then mask our absence at home with our workload and so on. In a way, the song is also a thank you to our tolerant women for playing these transparent games with us all the time,” explains the author of the music and lyrics, B-Side Band bassist Tomáš Vunderle Koudelka. The composition was created in the Reset Studio and Recording Studio of the Divadlo na Orlí Theatre in Brno under the musical direction of Roman Kašník, Jaroslav Zouhar and musical supervision of producer and bandleader Josef Buchta. With the first single called Snow (Sníh), which was vocally taken over by guitarist Jiří Kalousek, the B-Side Band started its new era. Gradually, the upcoming original songs will feature some of the eighteen-member big band as lyricists or lead singers. The new album will be released this autumn. In early 2024, the big band will start its tour.

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