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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
…a spindly indie rock band who take more cues from Pinback and The National than they do Crosby, Stills, Nash, or Young. – FLOOD Magazine
“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 have premiered their new single, “Splinters In The Fire.” CLICK HERE to listen exclusively on Flood Magazine. “Splinters In The Fire” is the second track that Husky has released off their new album, Punchbuzz, to be released June 2nd on Nevado Music.
Husky says, “Splinters started out a guitar riff that had been looping in my head for weeks. The line ‘Splinters in the fire’ kept making its way into the songs I was writing. ‘Splinters in the fire, summer days in the smoke.’ I guess it’s something about the ruthlessness of fire – and time.”
In support of the new album, the band will be doing a tour in Australia. USA and Europe dates to be announced soon. See tour 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.
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