Mike Ross Releases Single & Video ‘Ugly Brain’

Multi-talented, multi-faceted independent rock artist and wizard of fuzz Mike Ross releases another track from his rock-charged, 12-track album ‘Third Eye Open’ (due out on 28th April 2023). While some may explore ‘beautiful minds’, Mike looks to the ‘Ugly Brain’ with more edge, honesty and impact.

Ugly Brain’ is performed by Mike Ross (Guitar & Vocal); Derek Randall (Bass) and Darren Lee (Drums).
Mike describes the track, with trademark flair, as “a leering and lugubrious barnstormer of a tune with lyrics that bemoan the duplicitous behaviour of ‘so-called’ friends and a super tight, locked down mid-tempo guitar boogie groove that the Young brothers would be proud of.

Opening with drums and a wicked guitar hook and Mike’s sharp, flint-edged rock vocals, the song unfolds showing his skill with sound, structure and smart as a whip lyric in both verses and choruses, along with a storming crescendo of a guitar solo.

Mike reflects, “ I really wanted a more modern, punchy sound for this record. ‘Third Eye Open’ is a real bone-shaker of a record: the fattest, nastiest, chunkiest thing I’ve ever done! 
“There’s definitely been a feeling of coming ‘full circle’ on this album, bringing all my influences and material bang up to date and the final 12 track behemoth of a record is hands down the biggest, most cohesive and meaningful thing I’ve ever put out.

To support the release of ‘Third Eye Open’, Mike will be taking his very latest material out on the road and performing it live throughout May.

Current dates include:
2nd May                               Tuesday Night Music Club, Coulsdon
13th May                             Stockton Blues Festival
16th May                             The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs
24th May                              The Greys, Brighton
25th May                             Poole Hill Brewery, Bournemouth
26th May                             The Riverside Music Club, Gillingham (Kent)

Full and further details of his touring and the album release options and offers. can be found at Mike’s website: mikerossmusic.co.uk.

Digital pre-saves of the new album are available via: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mikeross/third-eye-open

What’s more, for fans of physical media, pre-orders are now open for the ‘Third Eye Open’ CD and limited-run splatter 12” Vinyl, available from shop.mikerossmusic.co.uk, with these formats shipping in April.

Mike says, “I can’t WAIT to get out on the road playing songs from the new record: they’re super fun to play and I’m sure you’re all gonna LOVE ‘EM!

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