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“Their perfect blend of earnestness/catchiness demanded immediate attention. Now on their third album Punchbuzz, Husky are no less earnest or catchy, but they have (ahem) punched up their signature indie folk sound.” KCRW
“Everything Husky put their name against feels incredibly assured.” – Clash Music
“Husky’s rich folk-rock sound is, at its core, a delicate and complex interplay between the two musicians.” –NPR’s Opb Music
“…top-notch indie folk…” – Entertainment Weekly
“The finger-picked acoustic guitars and lofty harmonies all emulate an Appalachian aesthetic.” –Consequence of Sound
Australian, indie folk duo, Husky are thrilled to unveil their new music video for the single “Ghost.” CLICK HERE to watch exclusively on KCRW. “Ghost” is featured on their new album, Punchbuzz, to be released on June 2nd on Nevado Music.
The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director, Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song’s evocative lyrics.
The director says, “The idea came from my interpretation of the song. I wanted to do something relating to ghosts and spirits and thought that a Day of the Dead theme would tie in nicely. The icons and imagery associated with the Day of the Dead festival are really colorful and bold, which gives the animation the vibrancy I was aiming for, whilst also having some dark undertones. It’s a celebration of the departed in a way that is joyous, rather than a morbid celebration. The clip is animated as though each frame has been made from cross-stitch or a Mexican textile.”
Husky Gawenda says, “I’ve never seen an animation quite like this. The Mexican textile, Day of the Dead style imagery is colorful and playful but still has these dark undertones. For me, this captures something important about the song. There is a sense of forward movement and excitement that hints at a hopefulness, even when surrounded by darkness.”
In support of the new album, the band has announced an Australia tour. USA and Europe dates to be announced soon. See your dates below.
Produced and mixed by Matt Redlich (The Trouble with Templeton, Emma Louise) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Shins, The Kills, Delta Spirit), Punchbuzz is a collection of Husky signature folk sound with streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies. Sharp, lean, and driving, the album more than lives up to the dynamic imperative of its title.
Husky is comprised of Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss. When the duo returned to the familiar sites and sounds of Melbourne the singer-songwriter sought sanctuary at The Westbury Hotel where “Ghost” and the album Punchbuzz were born. Shaped by their recent experiences, Punchbuzz finds Husky tapping into something that hadn’t previously come to the fore on their debut album Forever So or much-loved follow-up Ruckers Hill.
Husky Australia Tour Dates
June 17 – Castlemaine – Theatre Royal
June 23 – Melbourne – Corner Hotel
June 24 – Adelaide – Jive Bar
June 29 – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
June 30 – Newcastle – 48 Watt St.
July 6 – Bellingen – Bello Winter Music Festival
July 7 – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
July 8 – Maroochydore – Sol Bar
July 15 – Hobart – Grand Poobah
July 22 – Fremantle – Mojos
July 23 – Perth – The Rosemount