Conceived after a string of failed Tinder dates and Gumtree ads, Sydney four-piece The Buoys have made waves on the local music scene with their own strand of blasé, dreamy, indie-pop.
The band’s sophomore EP Split Lip, set to be released by the end of this year, was born out of the flames of a workplace feud and a bunch of crappy dates.
The EP encapsulates uncertainty, disappointment, curiosity and self-love, and the band manages to make these questionable emotions sound pretty damn good.
Singer Zoe described Split Lip has her diary and dumping ground, the songs moonlighting as streams of consciousness. Of their single Arm Wrestle, Zoe shared:
“Arm Wrestle came to be when I had to address the reality of a situation. I had to explore if my thoughts were rational, or if I was making things up in my head and self-sabotaging.”
“It details that inner voice argument of, ‘something really bad is going down’ vs ‘don’t be silly, it’s all in your head, you’re crazy’. It’s an exploration of what it’s like to gaslight yourself really, only to find out your gut was right and you weren’t paranoid after all.”
Despite being relative newbies to the game, The Buoys have already been making their mark on lineups alongside some of Sydney’s favourite outfits. They’ve played shows with Big White, Julia Why?, Tupperware Party and Pist Idiots, and have become recent favourites of the airwaves, having been played on both triple j and FBi.
We recently had The Buoys in at Enmore Audio to play Arm Wrestle in the studio. Check it out below.
To celebrate the release of Split Lip, The Buoys are heading out on a massive NSW tour, with both headline and support shows in the mix.
August 30 – Arm Wrestle Single Launch – Freda’s, Chippendale, Sydney
September 2 – King Street Crawl – Kelly’s, Newtown, Sydney
September 8 – Supporting The Delta Riggs – Max Watt’s, Sydney
October 24 – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
October 25 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
October 28 – Transit Bar, Canberra
November 10 – Psyched As Festival, Sydney
November 11 – Supporting Rackett – Factory Floor, Sydney